Some years ago my daughter picked up Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters by Rachel Vail as a reward for one of those summer reading things. It sat on the shelf until, for who knows what reason, she picked it up a few weeks ago and read it. She couldn’t put it down, even at school, where her friends laughed and told her their little 7 and 8 year old siblings had read the book. She didn’t care. She just loved the book so much even though she’s 14. Justin reminded her a lot of her 7 year old brother that she begged me to read it aloud to her little brothers. Turns out the little guys loved the book as much as their older sister!
Justin is a 3rd grader who worries about – and is afraid of – everything. The book is written in diary format, covering a full school year. There is a lot of humor and a lot of sweetness. It made a lovely read aloud for the boys and me. We laughed a lot and just really enjoyed Justin Case.
5 (out of 5) Stars
Books Read in 2014: 18
Pages Read in 2014: 4412
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