In his new middle grade novel that debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, James Patterson introduces his hilarious new heroine, Jacky Ha-Ha, a class clown who makes people laugh with her so they can’t laugh at her. The book deals with the topics of having a parent in the military, absentee parents, and children taking on major family responsibilities and academic pressures.
Why we like it: James Patterson seems to be winning over a new generation of readers. Jackie Ha-Ha is fun and relate-able. She’s going through things that her readers will be able to understand. The humor seems to play better via the audiobooks than the books. (Comedy is all about the timing!)