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Charlie Joe Jackson, the most reluctant reader ever born, made it his mission in the first book to get through middle school without reading a single book from cover to cover. Now he's back, and trying desperately to get straight A's in order to avoid going to academic camp for the summer. In order to do this, he will have to betray his friend, lose the girl of his dreams,Charlie Joe Jackson, the most reluctant reader ever born, made it his mission in the first book to get through middle school without reading a single book from cover to cover. Now he's back, and trying desperately to get straight A's in order to avoid going to academic camp for the summer. In order to do this, he will have to betray his friend, lose the girl of his dreams, and end up acting in a school play about the inventor of paper towels. Charlie Joe's not exactly the "school play kind of guy", but desperate times call for desperate measures....

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Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit Reviews

  • Ms. Yingling
    2018-11-07 10:48

    Charlie Joe’s report card is really bad, and his parents and guidance counselor have come up with a solution-- over the summer, he will attend Camp Rituhbukee, where he will not be able to play video games and hang out all summer, but will have to READ BOOKS. In order to escape this terrible fate, Charlie Joe makes a deal. He has to get all A’s in his classes, with one B in his worst subject, science. This is an impossible task, because Charlie Joe is That Student; the one who is forever bedeviling the teacher in some way. His friends tell him that he will need to approach his teachers about extra credit. His gym teacher asks him to become involved in student government, his art teacher wants him to pose for a picture she is painting, and his drama teacher has him try out for the school play. Charlie also studies really hard and tries to behave in class. He is still fond of Hannah Spivero, who happens to being dating his best friend, so he is not hurting when she is cast opposite him in the play... and they have a kiss scripted! This is a bit of a problem, though, when he realizes that he likes a returning student, Zoe. Both girls act jealous at some points. In the end, Charlie barely squeaks by with grades, but his parents agree his efforts should be rewarded, but a reformed Charlie wants to do the best thing for his own future success in school.

  • Robert Kent
    2018-11-11 14:55

    Charlie Joe is at it again in Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit and Tommy Greenwald has got a genuine series on his hands. I'm looking forward to reading Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Summer Vacation, about which Tommy Greenwald's site says "All I can tell you right now is that this book will be just as hilarious as the first two books..." In response to this, I must ask just how hilarious did Mr. Greenwald find his own books to be:)I kid, I kid. I found the first Charlie Joe Jackson adventure to be hilarious and his second is even funnier. There's depth to both of Mr. Greenwald's books, but more important than lessons learned or "true meanings" and other such garbage English teachers long to read essays about, the Charlie Joe Jackson books are good time reads. If you pick up a Charlie Joe Jackson book, you know what you're going to get: a sarcastic tale of adolescent angst that will be fast and fun to read, and that's important. There likely won't ever be a Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to the Meaninglessness of Life or Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Dealing with Your Friend's Death After She Fell off the Special Bridge You Used to Create Fantasy Worlds Together. This ain't that kind of party pal, and Tommy Greenwald's readers know it ain't that kind of party. If I had to guess, I'd say Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Summer Vacation will involve Charlie Joe in a predicament caused by his own avarice, be composed of short, breezy chapters, many of which will be only one page to make the reading faster for reluctant readers (Greenwald's bread and butter), and it will feature hilarious 1-page "tips" from Charlie Joe himself. The style will be uniform to the first two books because Tommy Greenwald has established a precedent and made an implicit promise to his reader of a brand. There will be return readers because they know what they're going to get and they now know they can trust Tommy Greenwald to deliver the goods. Assuming Mr. Greenwald is amused rather than offended by that crack I made regarding how much he enjoys his own books and sends me another free copy, I'll be a return reader as well:)If you haven't read either of Charlie Joe Jackson's tales thus far (stop reading and head to an independent bookstore, or, amazon if you don't have time to make a stand for social change in your consuming), here's a taste of what your going to get:Reading and schoolwork are the backbone of every child’s education.It’s extremely important to study hard, and respect your teachers. The best way to make sure you get good grades is to do your work on time, and take great care and pride in everything you do. Try not to rely on extra credit if you don’t have to, because it can turn out to be a very difficult process.So, that’s my first tip.Or at least, it would be if we were living in fantasy land.But we’re living in real life, so ignore everything I just said.All of our favorite characters from Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading are back for round 2, including Eliza, the "it" girl who has a crush on Charlie, and Hannah, the girl Charlie fancies, and could it be that she's starting to fancy him? I'll never tell, but one of my favorite things about reading a sequel is so often it's a visit from old friends. There are some new characters as well and ole Hannah may just have some competition in the field of being crushed on by Charlie Joe Jackson. But of all of the lovely ladies in Charlie's life, my favorite of Greenwald's descriptions goes to Eliza:Everyone cheered.Eliza was used to people cheering in her presence, so she ignored it.Just as in the first book, it amuses me that Charlie Joe has so little interest in books, yet he genuinely cares about his grades:…but going home to a lousy report card was kind of like going to a scary movie with your friends even though you hate scary movies. There was no way out.Charlie Joe is often a walking contradiction, it's true, but this time out Greenwald raises the stakes. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson are so dismayed by Charlie Joe's report card they threaten to make him spend his summer at Nerd Camp, and not the good Elissa Brent Weissman kind. Charlie Joe would rather spend time with his friends and romantic entanglements. I'd love to read a Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Dating, but unless Charlie Joe starts aging a little faster each book, that's probably never going to happen.Charlie strikes an agreement with his father: if he can get all 'A's and one 'B' on his next report card, he doesn't have to go to camp smarty pants. But as Charlie's buddy, Katie (who I think also has a thing for Charlie Joe, middle grade player) puts it: "You're a really smart kid, but you hate to read and you hate to study. Your homework is always late and always lazy. And even in the easy classes you find a way to get on the teachers' nerves all the time. So what do you expect? I'm not sure why four days out of the year you suddenly get all guilty and upset about it. It's who you are."And so begins Charlie Joe Jackson's quest for extra credit, which leads to a series of hilarious episodes in which Charlie Joe acts in the school play, joins the Student Goverment Council, and my personal favorite, poses as Byron Chillingsworth, famous boy foxhunter, for his art teacher:Changing in the bathroom was an adventure. I could barely get the green shorts on, they were so tight. There was also a white shirt, a red vest, a checkered jacket that was way too small, and a hat that looked like Peter Pan’s.I looked in the mirror. I laughed, until I remembered it was me. Then I kind of cried a little inside.Like Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading, Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit is a fun and very funny read for all ages. It comes highly recommended from me and I'm looking forward to Charlie Joe Jackson's future guides. And now I'll leave you with some of my favorite passages from Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit:I took a big swig of chocolate milk and immediately felt better. Chocolate milk is like that.Katie bought herself a bag of carrot sticks, which are like potato chips without the goodness.My dad shook his head. “Charlie Joe, this is NO GOOD.” (The capital letters mean he said it loud enough to make the dogs go into another room.)I could swear Mr. Twipple had tears in his eyes. “This is the late John Gielgud,” he said, “one of the greatest Shakespearean actors ever to grace the stage.”We watched some more.“And, when I listen to Sir John, I remember why I got into this business.”It didn’t seem like a great idea to point out that one the worlds’ greatest actors ever and a middle school Drama teacher weren’t necessarily in the same business.

  • Shreya
    2018-11-10 06:38

    This book was quite the book! I can’t believe Charlie Joe’s improvement in grades. But, just that one C+! If I got all A grades, one B grade, and one C grade, I would be killing myself! The way for Charlie Joe to get out of going to Camp Rituhbukkee (pronounced read-a-bookie) is by getting all A grades and one B but, he just has to blow it in Drama and get a C+! At least his parents allowed him to not attend Camp Rituhbukkee. But, he felt guilty and went anyway! I mean, come on! I just have to read the next book and find out what happens at Camp Rituhbukkee! Until then, great job with the series :)

  • Jo-Z
    2018-11-12 08:48

    IT was really good but had no good vocabulary

  • Ayush Guhan
    2018-11-02 08:32

    Charlie Joe is really funny. I enjoyed the ways he tried to get extra credit so he won't have to go to camp over the summer.

  • Cărți și călătorii
    2018-11-13 11:52

    Foarte amuzantă și, în ciuda aparențelor, educativă. :)

  • Sione Albert
    2018-11-10 07:29

    good book

  • Augene Chung
    2018-10-21 09:40

    I didn't really enjoy reading this book. There was very little humor and romance which i didn't really like. I can relate to the character of the book but this might be a better book for people other than me.

  • Bogdan
    2018-11-04 08:45

    I chose this book because I like this kind of book it’s not to hard and not to easy. I like the cover.

  • Chris
    2018-11-03 10:29

    Charlie Joe Jackson is a smart, talented, likeable guy. He just doesn't believe in applying his abilities to school.I've always liked Ms. Ferrell, and I'm pretty sure she always liked me, but that didn't mean we always saw eye to eye on things.Life, for example. We definitely didn't see eye to eye on life.She saw life as a constant opportunity to learn, and to be amazed by literature, culture, society, and all sorts of things that make the world special.Whereas I saw life as something to enjoy, without being distracted by annoying things like reading and writing and working.But Charlie Joe has a problem: his parents are fed up with his bad grades and disappointing report cards. They've decided to send him to Camp Rituhbukkee (pronounced Read-A-Bookie) for the summer to help him get his act together. Remember, this is the same Charlie Joe Jackson who previously wrote his Guide to NOT Reading, so the camp is a completely unacceptable option.He has one hope: he's negotiated with his parents that if he can change his act enough the final quarter of school so that he gets straight A's on the final report card of the year, he won't have to go. That means actually reading and studying and applying himself in all of his core classes. But in Art, Gym, and Drama, where attitude and participation are everything, it means actually asking the teachers for extra credit.Just so you can understand the difficulty of the road ahead, I should probably mention that the best report card I ever got was one sentence long: "Charlie Joe is an intelligent, funny child with a bright future ahead of him, although he can be a bit mischievous at times."That was in kindergarten.So Charlie Joe has to learn to negotiate academics, extra credit, interpersonal dynamics with parents, teachers, and authorities, and interpersonal dynamics with the friends and peers he turns to for help. Whoever would have thought that studiously indifferent slacker Charlie Joe would be trying out for the school musical?I love Charlie Joe as narrator; his voice, wit, and wisdom are always entertaining and consistently funny. These are excellent books and I'm already anticipating the next one.Charlie Joe's Special Bonus Tip:YOU CAN AVOID EXTRA CREDIT IF YOU REALLY WANT TOThis book is about getting extra credit. But I wouldn't have written it if I didn't have to get extra credit in the first place. And that probably would have been a whole lot easier.Here are some of the ways you can avoid having to get extra credit:1. If your teacher makes a joke, don't make a funnier joke right after.2. Don't come in late to class and claim, "All of the clocks in this school are wrong."3. Don't try and pay for lunch with Monopoly money.4. In Gym, don't try to dunk a real basketball into a Nerf hoop.5. Eat your lunch during Lunch, not Math.6. Remember that Science is not recess.7. "I want to be a professional finger-painter" is not a legitimate reason for getting into a paint fight in Art class.8. Be the opposite of me.

  • Jessy Fares
    2018-11-13 12:37

    Charlie Joe Jackson, a boy who has thousands of character traits to the point that the list could go on forever, is back. This time he is stuck wondering whether to tear up his report card or not. Eventually he chooses to show it to his parents, which was a really bad move. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson furiously schedule an appointment with his old elementary teacher to see what’s wrong and why Charlie Joe is getting bad marks. Charlie Joe, sitting in a room which you can tell from the air was full of boredom, jumped out of his seat when he heard his teacher about going to a summer reading camp. It’s not the the thought of having to read books, which he strongly disliked, made him shocked, it was the thought of having to waste his precious summer that meant so much to him. No more video games, no more sitting around, no more everything that was fun. His summer was ruined. Fortunately, his parents came up to an agreement that if his grades go up in the last quarter, he’s allowed to do whatever he wants in Summer. Charlie Joe is going to work super hard to get his grades up, not forgetting that he also has to do extra credit to get his grades up in the electives. Whatever it takes, even though he has to spend his last quarter all in school, he’s going to try his best to make his dream come true. Honestly, I found this book pretty amazing and fun to read, even though I hate reading. The story of his life is so similar to mine and it’s pretty interesting. What makes this book even better is the fact that it’s in the present, not the past nor the future. So definitely I’ll recommend this book to everyone who hates or likes reading. I’m sure after you read it, you’ll recommend this book to almost everyone as well. This book is not historical fiction nor fantasy. I found this book interesting because they mention present bands in it and cartoon characters. Here is a quote from the book which I hope might get your attention to reading it. “ Wikipedia is amazing. But it’s not always 100 percent accurate. For example, here’s how they define extra credit:” " I'm telling you, after Brian Jones died, the Rolling Stone lost some of their weird creativity that they never got back." and " Um, I'm more of a Beatles guy. But I guess 'Satisfaction.’"

  • Keshon Willis
    2018-10-24 07:29

    Have u ever wonder how to get extra credit and still be cool? Well you should read this book. MY BOOK NAME IS CHARLIE JOE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO EXTRA CREDIT BY TOMMY GRUNEWALD i THINK THIS IS THE IS THE SECOND BEST BOOK I HAVE READ NO EXCEPTIONS.I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK AND HIS FIRST BOOK.THIS BOOK IS ABOUT A BOY NAMED CHARLIE JOE HE GIVES USE A KINDA UNDERSTANDING OF HOW TO GET EXTRA CREDIT BUT NOT TO MUCH EXTRA CREDIT. A FUNNY QUOTE FROM THIS BOOK IS "THERE'S A FINE LINE BETWEEN GETTING EXTRA CREDIT AND HAVING NO LIFE.HERE AR A FEW SINGS YOU'RE DOING TO MUCH EXTRA CREDIT,1.YOU DON'T USE YOUR MAXIMUM ALLOWED TEXT MESSAGES FOR THE MONTHS.2.YOU HAVE NOT THOUGHT ABOUT A MOVIE FOR 6 STRAIGHT HOURS.3.THE SCREEN ON YOUR TV IS COLD.4.TEACHERS ACTUALLY SMILE WHEN THEY SEE YOU COMING PAST.THIS CONFLICT IS PERSON VS PERSONS.I CAN RELATE TO CHARLIE JOE BECAUSE HE WANTS TO EARN BUT HE ALSO WANTS TO BE COOL. LIKE I WANT TO BE COOL BUT ALSO WANTS TO GET GOOD GRADES JUST LIKE HIM. LIKE IN HIS FIRST BOOK HE WAS TRYING TO GET OTHER BOYS TO DO HIS WORK FOR HIM I DON'T DO THAT BUT THAT COULD WORK.CHARLIE JOE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO EXTRA CREDIT IS A GOOD TITLE BECAUSE THE BOOK IS REALLY ABOUT A BOOK OF guide's TO EXTRA CREDIT THERE REALLY NOT MUCH TO SAY.I WAS SURPRISED WHEN HE TRY OUT FOR THE SCHOOL PLAY AND MADE IT I WOULD HAVE NEVER SEEN THE HOMECOMING WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT THAT HE WAS THE SCHOOL PLAY TYPE. LIKE HE DON'T EVEN LIKE TO READ BOOK BUT NOW HE IS ON THE SCHOOL PLAY LIKE I WAS SURPRISED. HE WAS IN HE MIDDLE OF THE STAGE SINGING A SONG ABOUT PAPER TOWEL DON'T GET WHY THE AUTHOR DON'T MAKE ONE MORE ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE BECAUSE I COULD REALLY USE THESE TIPS THAT'S HE SAYING BECAUSE THEY HELP ME AND I AM SURE THEY COULD HELP YOU.OK SO IF I HAD TO RATE this BOOK ON A SCALE ONE TO TEN IT WOULD BE A TEN BECAUSE LIKE I SAID THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOK I HAVE READ.I KINDA LIKE HIS TIPS BECAUSE THEY HELP.I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO 6TH GRADERS BECAUSE HE IS END THE 6TH GRADE AND THE TIPS COULD HELP HIM.SO HAVE YOU EVER WONDER HOW TO GET EXTRA CREDIT BUT STILL BE COOL.....READ THIS BOOK!!!!

  • Jacob Gonzalez
    2018-10-16 14:45

    Do you want to know how to get better grades in your school? Well if you do read this book. The genre of this story is realistic fiction, I liked this book but it wasn't my best books. But I relate Charlie Joe to me because he hates school and I also hate school. This book takes place in present time and in a school. Charlie really doesn't care for school or books, and his grades are average. When Charlie gets his report card and shows it to his parents he is scared because he knows they werent the grades his parents liked. When he shows them the report card they get mad and see a flyer about academic camp.Charlie Joe really wants to get straight A's and if he doesn't then he will have to go to academic camp. Charlie Joe really doesn't want to go to academic camp so in order for him to do that he would have to lose the girl of his dreams and had to be in a play that was about the inventor of paper towels.The conflict of this story is Person vs Person because Charlie is against his parents on not trying to go to academic camp. I can relate to Charlie by not wanting to read or extra credit. I can relate to him with me because like him I would give it all I got to try and get better grades. I was surprise when his parents didn't send him to the camp. I was surprised because he had 1 bad grade still but his parents made an exception to it. My favorite part about this book was Charlie being in the play. It was my favorite part because he had the part of him inventing paper towels. I was glad that his parents didn't send him to academic camp. I was glad because even though he wanted to go his parents let him because he only got one bad grade. I would rate this book 4 out of 5 stars because he had gave me some good tips and it was a good book but not one of my best books. I would recommend this book to anyone who has bad grades to read this book so they can get there grades up. If you want to get better grades in school then you should read this book.

  • Emily
    2018-11-15 06:31

    Charlie joe Jackson went to trying to never read a book in his life whereas one he's trying to get straight A's to not have to got to a reading summer camp. The genre of the story is realistic fiction because it's made up characters in some what modern time.Charlie starts of with just having fun and trying still not to read until his grades come in and it's ethier straight a's or summer reading camp. So he has to do all he cans to get out of that so his main soulotion is extra credit where it's not as easy as they thought it was and he wanted to also try to figure things out with an old friend named Zoe where he dosen't now where he stands with her. But than he ruins it by saying he might like her more than another girl. Then when it come to his grades he missed one grade and ***spoiler alert*** he did not go to camp or did he. To emphasize I was surprised when Charlie ended not going to camp and there parents did make an exception for one grade. Thus it turns out that he had decided by himself to go to camp on his own wich was very shocking to me when he said "well Mabey I should go". If Charlie didn't have to go to camp then I still didn't fully understand why he did go when he clearly did not want to go. Again I can see where he's coming from because after all that I would probably want to get away and take a break. I would rate the book a 4-5 because it was a good book but not the best because I feel like Charlie could be less of a jerk and more reasonable.i would recommend this book for anyone who likes a guide to extra credit. Well if you ever need a guide to better grade than this is the book for you.

  • mikey guzman
    2018-11-08 10:39

    Do you want to know how to get better grades? If you do READ THIS BOOK. THE genre is realistic fiction,and it is a great book, I REALLY LIKED IT.i think Tommy Greenwald it a great author. The book is takes place in modern time and in school.Charlie does not like reading books,or school and his grades are average. ***spoiler alert*** when charlies parents get his report card he is so nervous and they are so mad that they even set up a meeting with his old teacher to see what she thinks they should do with him.during the meeting charlies parents see a flyer about a summer reading camp and decide that charlie needs to go.***Spoiler Alert*** charlie does not like school at all so he has to find a way out and ends up making a deal to get straight A'S AND ONE B.the conflict is person vs person because charlie is vs his parents. I was surprised when charlies spoiler alert parents didnt end up making him go to the camp.i was surprised because he wanted to go. I can relate to the character,because i would try to do anything to get out of reading,but if i needed to i would do extra credit. I was angry about the way charlie had to betray a friend,and not get his girl of his dreams.i was angry because i would hate to lose a friend or even a best friend.My favorite part was when charlie was in a play and he was the inventor. i would rate this book 4 out of five stars because it gave me some tips of how to get better grades.i would recommend this book to everybody that wants to get there grades up.if you want to get your grades up read this book.

  • Susie
    2018-10-20 06:37

    This book really is hilarious. I'm going to miss Charlie Joe, having listened to the first two books back to back in the car. My drives are going to seem pretty boring now. I would have given this a '5', but a book has to be pretty darn near perfect for me to do that. Some of the on-stage events at the end were a little too over the top for even me. I wonder if kids will realize just how satirical some of this book is. Will they really understand that Greenwald is making fun of there being a play about paper towels?That said, there are some near-perfect chapters. The first SGC (student government) meeting was a hoot! Sometimes it's hard to tell where stereotype ends and satire starts. Will kids get the PE teacher's push for ambidextrous week "because we're behind the rest of the world!" as a swipe at our current test score mania (or whatever else it is that people are paranoid we're behind in?) So many of the characters are stereotypes, or caricatures; it would be fun to talk about this with students. Charlie's lists are always very funny, and the boy-girl relationship angst is portrayed pretty well.After this week's episode of "The Middle", I started comparing Charlie Joe to Axl Heck. I think they have a lot in common. The characters in this book definitely lead a more privileged life than many of my students, but I still think they will be able to relate and enjoy it. I am going to purchase it for all three of my schools.

  • Barbara
    2018-10-26 09:52

    There's a lot going on in this follow-up to last year's Charlie Joe Jackosn's Guide to Not Reading. When Charlie Joe's grades slip again, his parents plan to send him to a summer reading camp unless they come up during the next marking period. Since he's not sure that studying and having help from his friends will be enough, Charlie Joe follows his sister's advice to do extra credit. He ends up posing in some tight and brief shorts for his art teacher, taking on the male lead in the school play, and becoming part of the student council. All of his extra credit lands him into various messy situations. While the section about the Paper Tiger, the school play, went on a bit too long for me, there were many hilarious moments in the play itself as well as drama concerning the new girl to whom Charlie Joe is attracted while also still having a crush on Hannah Spivero. While there is much in this book for boys to enjoy, the female characters are equally interesting, especially Zoe who is not afraid to stick up for herself or others when they tease Charlie Joe. Middle graders, especially those who hate to read, may see themselves in the book and even decide to read a page or two. I don't know if I was ready to handle two incidents in which someone was hit in his "you know where" (p. 232), though.

  • Megan
    2018-11-08 11:28

    Another entertaining read from Tommy Greenwald and Charlie Joe Jackson. Charlie Joe Jackson has to deal with the consequence of another barely mediocre report card. His Guidance Counsellor, Ms Ferrell, comes up with a great plan - Camp Rituhbukkee 'because reading is fun' - yeah right. In true form CJJ comes up with an alternative plan to reclaim his summer break - getting all A's and one B ('a freebie' my mom said, cracking herself up). The only way to lift his grades is to study (gasp!) with the help of his friends, and to do extra credits in Art, Drama and Gym.I love Charlie Joe Jacksons great mix of subversive and slapstick humour, and so do my two teenage sons - one of whom is a confirmed non-reader. The development of character in these books is believable, but what is really great is that all the emotional upheaval is dealt with in a relatively straight forward way, with no long internal monologues. Realities of life are discussed and dealt with. Friendships have their upheavals and move on. Complications arise and have to be dealt with. The book stays true to the first book format of short chapters interspersed with slightly longer chapters, and nice little illustrations to keep it moving and entertaining.Highly recommended!

  • Raunak Amanna
    2018-10-19 10:49

    This hilarious book continues the story about the kid who never read a book from start to finish. Its shows how he is forced to do extra credit to help bring his grade up. A council person in his school had asked his parents to send him to a camp all about reading. Charlie had discouraged the idea immediately and made a statement saying he would get all as and 1b not to go that camp. Ge used the help of extra credit to help him bring up his grades. His friends were also happy to help him with his homework and work and tried to make him not go to the camp. During the time of doing he finds a girl named Zoe and starts to like her. As with extra credit it also show the relationship change from the other books to this one. This would be good for kids in middle school especially cause it relates to things that people deal with every day. It shows things that kids might experience in a fun sort of way trying to make people laugh. I personally like this book a lot due its humor and its connection to my life.

  • Laura
    2018-11-01 11:32

    I bought this copy at the school book fair. I wanted to get a hardback copy because I get the feeling it's going to get as worn out as Diary of a Wimpy Kid.I remember reading Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading and laughing a lot. I didn't have the same reaction from this book. However, there were moments of smiling and one laugh-out-loud moment.I'm looking forward to adding this one to my school library but not until I buy a new copy of Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading which has now been stolen twice.

  • Terrie
    2018-10-31 12:55

    This 2nd book in the Charlie Joe series is a hilarious expose on how to get good grades "the easy way." Upon seeing Charlie Jo's report card, his parents and school counselor threaten him to spend the summer at Camp Rituhbukkee, reading (the worst possible punishment.) Charlie Jo realizes the only way to escape this fate is to get straight A's on the next report card, meaning lots of extra credit assignments. Add a new girl, an old crush, a stage kiss, Ambidextrous week, Student Government, and a costume with short green too-tight pants and a bugle for art class, and you have all the makings for a book middle-schoolers will want to read, even if it isn't for extra credit.I liked this book even more than the first in the series, CHARLIE JOE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO NOT READING. This would make a great read aloud novel for grades 4-6. I'm anxious to see what other adventures Tommy Greenwald can come up with for Charlie Jo Jackson.

  • Coolman
    2018-10-24 09:31

    Charlie Joe’s parents mean business: He must earn all A’s (he negotiates for one B) in his last quarter of school or he’s headed to Camp Rituhbukee for summer school. Charlie Joe has spent so much time avoiding schoolwork and causing problems that he now has to spend any free time earning extra credit. Luckily, he has great friends who are willing to help him learn to be a student. He still needs help, so he asks his art, drama and PE teachers for some extra credit. While it’s clear no one thinks Charlie Joe has what it takes, these three teachers come up with inventive ways to assist. In art, he poses for the art students (and meets future girlfriend Zoe). In drama, he uses his schmoozing abilities to land the lead role in the school musical. And in PE, he joins student government. But things do not always turn out as planned. Snappy, sarcastic middle-school humor lifts this overlong book, and the spot drawings and occasional very short pithy paragraphs are a pleasant surprise.

  • Nathaly Alvarez Jimenez
    2018-10-30 07:37

    Que irónico porque el personaje principal de este libro odie los libros. Tengo sentimientos encontrados en cuanto a este libro porque mi mamá me lo regalo esperando que yo subiera mis notas pero realmente no aprendí a como subir notas, solo leí a Charlie Joe Jackson quejándose de que no tenia buenas notas porque no estudiaba ni le gustaba leer. Y después tratando de recuperarse y haciendo todo lo posible para sacar solo Sobresalientes para salirse de problemas y arreglarse con sus padres. Ligero, divertido y fácil de leer. Y cuando digo fácil de leer es porque lo leí en menos de tres horas mientras esperaba que la doctora me atendiera. Ademas, tiene bonitas ilustraciones

  • Mary
    2018-10-16 09:54

    Another book about the young procrastinator, Charlie Joe. In this book, he is trying desperately to raise his grades to avoid academic summer camp. He goes to a great deal of effort and drama to convince his teachers that he is serious, for once, about being a good student. Charlie Joe's life gets very complicated with trying to earn extra credit. In the meantime, his old crush, Hannah, begins to give him lots of attention once he begins to like the new girl, Zoe. Greenwald does a fine job capturing the voices of normal young people in a normal life setting. Charlie Joe is a source of amusement for his classmates as well as his readers; plenty of humor mixed with some important life lessons. I hope there is another Charlie Joe novel soon.

  • Heidi
    2018-10-16 11:37

    Charlie Joe Jackson, slacker of all slackers, will do just about anything to get out of going to a summer camp where READING is required. So when his parents agree that getting all As (and maybe one B) will relieve him of that chore, Charlie Joe enlists his friends to help get his grades up. Buttering up his middle school teachers for extra credit doesn't go quite as planned. Hilarity ensues as our hero must pose in a ridiculous outfit (which of course is seen by other students) while his art teacher paints him; what will Zoe, the new girl of Charlie's dreams, think of him now? Great for reluctant readers ages 9-14.

  • Jameson J
    2018-10-25 14:48

    This book is about a kid named Charlie Joe Jackson who is interacting with the readers, trying to teacher them how to get extra credit by giving them tips. He goes to each one of his teachers, the one's where he has bad grades, and he asks for what he can do for extra credit. He has a couple more teachers left that he has to talk to, drama, and art. For art he has to dress up as a historic person and stand there for hours until the teacher finishes painting him down. For drama he has to be in a school play. So far he's already got Gym and Art done which are most likely going to be A's, but now he has to do Drama which is the play.

  • Lisa
    2018-10-16 11:56

    Charlie Joe Jackson’s report card is terrible! His parents are going to send him to an academic summer camp unless he can get straight As. The last quarter has already started, so his only chance might be . . . Extra Credit, but is trying out for the school musical going a bit too far? Another fun book in the series, Charlie Joe continues to give advice and his crazy plans still get him in trouble. Although it’s the 2nd in the series, this book can stand on its own. It’s enjoyable, well written and a sure fire hit for our boy readers, even the reluctant ones. Cross posted to Kissthebook@blogspot.com CHECK IT OUT!

  • Max L
    2018-10-22 13:54

    I recently read a book called Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to extra credit. The book is really funny because how in most books he would start to like books and realize what he was missing out on. Sadly in this book he must find a way for him to get his grades up or he has to spend his whole summer at camp Ritubukee which means camp Read-a-bookie which is like spending his summer with satin. In this book he must find all these crazy extra credits that will up his grade a lot. The book is full of humor and drama and will keep wondering what will happen next next. I would definitely recommend this book to any 5 to 7 grader.

  • Mikeyrussello
    2018-11-08 11:43

    I read the book Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit. The author is Tommy Greenwald. The setting most of the time is at Charlie Joe Jackson's school. The genre is realistic fiction. The main character is Charlie Joe Jackson. You will enjoy this book because it is really funny. The book also give you tips on how to do the extra credit that you will need. Watch out for all the kids name in the book though. I rate this book 5 out of five stars because it is really funny and I enjoyed it a lot. Watch out for those cliffhangers though.

  • Karen
    2018-11-12 14:56

    Unfortunately, this book is not due out until August 7th of this year, but calendars should definitely be marked!! If you enjoyed Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading, and you love Charlie Joe, this is the book for you!What's great about this book for me is even though the intended audience may have been boys, there are some really great girl characters that surround the main character. Love that!I met the author, Tommy Greenwald, this past year at NCTE, and is as funny as the character about whom he writes.