My opinion to the story I was surprised when Charlie was invited to play in the basket ball team because Charlie was always doing his worst effort at everything. I was satisfied when they Charlie made a perfect plan to sabotage the other team. I liked the way the author was describing a lot of in detailed things. My favorite part of the story was when he would explain what he did during silent hour. Silent hour was when the camp would go to their cabins and read but no talking. Charlie would of course not care and keep talking but his room mates respected that rule and took it very seriously.
Charlie would always talk to them until they would tell him to shut up. I can relate to Charlie because he hated camp. If I went to a camp I would act like him because I probably would not like it. I really enjoyed this book! I will rate it a 4 out of 5 stars. I liked the book because it showed how a kid was living in a camp with other kids but he didn't like the camp at first.
I would recommend the book to anyone that likes comedy. This is really a funny book. May 31, Emily added it. Have you ever got yourself into a situation you regret but in the end it was some what worth it , well so did Charlie joe. The genre of this book is realistic fiction because stuff like this could actually happen but it's not based on a true story. I personally enjoyed the book and the challenges he goses through and some just for his friends I enjoy.
The setting takes place in camp ribucked were. It's a place for grammar and educational activities. Charlie joe wanted to hurry up and have the Have you ever got yourself into a situation you regret but in the end it was some what worth it , well so did Charlie joe. Charlie joe wanted to hurry up and have the camp he'd but he takes the advantage to turn all the nerds into one of him a non reading have fun person.
But there are stricte rules that he has to follow even though he doesn't like when he bought pizza during. A basketball game and making the opponent eat a whole pizza under a minute and making them lose there best player. Then he sticks up for a new friend he has made who likes someone who is just using her for her knowledge during a big test so the come up with a plan to stop it but actually getting in big trouble.
I was suprise when he almost had the thought that instead of changing the nerds into one of the the nerds change him into one of them a nerd. Also toward the end and begin are different because in the beginning he was self conceited and only cared about being cool and toward the end all he cared about were his friends because when it was time to take a very important test and one of his friends that was a girl was being used and jerk was just using her so he ditches the test to cause a ditraction to get her away from the test and is already in enough trouble but still helps anyway.
The characters main motivation was to mainly get the camp to loosen up and be more chill and have more fun like when they were gonna add another academic class instead of swimming he stood up and to guard and that they deserve a time to them selves. I thought the ending of the book was not the best bit a good way to clear things out like when Charlie joe clearly didn't want to go back but he got a full scholarship to come back anyways. I would scale this book a 3. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys realistic fiction but someone who likes to read about challenges being face in very many ways.
And if you every get into a predicament then think to yourself will it be worth it in the end.
Feb 27, Megan rated it it was amazing Shelves: childrens-chapter-books. This is the third book in author Tommy Greenwald's Charlie Joe Jackson series, and Charlie Joe is fast becoming a firm favourite, with me, and with my students. Despite Charlie Joe Jackson's best intentions, he is growing up into a fine young man! In a 'moment of we This is the third book in author Tommy Greenwald's Charlie Joe Jackson series, and Charlie Joe is fast becoming a firm favourite, with me, and with my students. In a 'moment of weakness' you need to read the Guide to Extra Credits Charlie Joe has agreed to go to Camp Rituhbukee pronounced read-a-bookie and finds himself amongst kids who, bewilderingly, love reading.
And we all know how proud Charlie Joe is that he has never completed a whole book, except under extreme circumstances. This camp is going to demand some extreme solutions from CJJ - but things get worse when he discovers that these very non-athletic book worms have an annual basketball challenge against a nearby 'sports jock' camp. CJJ decides there is something he can offer these bookworms after all - his ability to come up with a great plan! Turns out that CJJ may just be in his element. Or is he? Without being preachy, characters are presented with all of their strengths and weaknesses and accepted for who they are.
CJJ stays true to form and holds tight to his principles, while coming up with ever more creative solutions to life's challenges. Keep an eye out for it. Highly recommended for all readers, from about 9 years on. While this will appeal to everyone, I think that it will have extra appeal for reluctant boy and girls readers as a step up from the Wimpy Kid series. Review based on an Advanced Reader Copy. Jan 03, Raunak Amanna rated it it was amazing. The book Charlie Joe Jackson Guide to Summer Vacation is book that shows Charlie Joe Jackson- a kid hates reading, writing and anything that relates to school work- is forced to go to a nerdy camp to make his parents happy.
Charlie thinks he is defiantly the coolest person there and wants to everyone more like him and teach them The book Charlie Joe Jackson Guide to Summer Vacation is book that shows Charlie Joe Jackson- a kid hates reading, writing and anything that relates to school work- is forced to go to a nerdy camp to make his parents happy. Charlie thinks he is defiantly the coolest person there and wants to everyone more like him and teach them not be so addicted to work. He goes to the kids and distracts them from work so they can learn what life can be like.
In addition, as he stays there he learns that he the best basketball player and that they are having a basketball against the Camp Wockajocka whose captain is Charlie foe and has been annoying Charlie for his life time. He also he makes the first comprise with the director to not make them have an extra class for the whole week but only have on some days so they can have some fun. This book is filled with a comedy and amazing. Jan 13, Susie rated it really liked it.
Had a great time with this book. As with the first two, I listened to it on CD; it's the same narrator, and he does a great job. In some ways, I felt this was the best of the three. You can fully appreciate this one without reading the first two. Some of my favorite parts included the basketball game and Charlie Joe givi Had a great time with this book.
Some of my favorite parts included the basketball game and Charlie Joe giving kissing lessons to George, which included bubble gum. There are so many subtleties in the book that made me chuckle or laugh, and I think kids will get most of them.
This book is current enough without being offensive. Even though many of my students wouldn't talk like these campers, it's still not completely off. The book makes its point about the failure of an all work-no play philosophy without being too heavy-handed. I've already ordered it for our library. Oct 29, Paula rated it really liked it. For week one, Charlie comes up with a plan to finally beat Camp Wockajocka at basketball with a less-than-stellar team. In week two Charlie Joe leads the nerds in a protest against a camp project.
Week three has Charlie showing signs of maturity as he helps a friend with a question of ethics.
All the while, he is still eschewing reading at every turn and trying to convince the other campers to do so as well. The characters are getting more interesting as the series progresses.
Then there are the typical teen complications and first hints of teen romance that will appeal to the intended audience. View 1 comment. Feb 29, Ryan Gropel rated it really liked it. The book "Summer Vacation" by Tommy Greenwald is a book based around a character who starts off at a reading and writing camp, except that he doesn't like to read and write.
Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date. You can't help but love Charlie Joe. What's more, it turns out this kid is smart enough to come up with some clever plans, especially when trying to help friends. His face was a long ways up. As with the first two, I listened to it on CD; it's the same narrator, and he does a great job.
While he's at camp, he meets a lot of new friends and sticks up for them because they are considered "nerds". By the end of the book the main character, Charlie Joe Jackson, is very changed and has a new look at reading and writing as well as having good friends. I would recommend this book to anybody who likes books with ac The book "Summer Vacation" by Tommy Greenwald is a book based around a character who starts off at a reading and writing camp, except that he doesn't like to read and write.
I would recommend this book to anybody who likes books with action and drama. I don't really have an interest with either and I still enjoyed the book, so really anyone can enjoy it. The one thing this book could improve on is to not have so many climaxes because after you've read a couple, you start anticipating them. I wouldn't say this is my favorite book, but it was a very interesting and just good in general.
Feb 07, Jay rated it really liked it Shelves: , audiobook. A book about a kid who hates to read is the best way to target reluctant readers. What's more, it turns out this kid is smart enough to come up with some clever plans, especially when trying to help friends. It's amazing what you can come up with when you don't have a fear of breaking customs and rules.
Another very funny book in this series. Plus, it continues to tell the story of the relationships between these kids.
Shelves: tween-books , relationships-friends , 6th-grade , 7th-grade , 8th-grade , acl , humor. Once there, he will do anything to get the nerdy campers to be less nerdy, and more like him. Charlie Joe becomes an unlikely leader and it turns out he has more integrity than he thought. This series is good for readers who are ready for the next step up from The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
Review based on an ARC. Sep 12, Jaime Leroy added it Shelves: escbook-review. After each book in this series, I find that I like Charlie a little more. His character is developing in a very natural way for a middle school boy. In this installment of the series, Charlie is sent to summer camp. It is a summer camp for learning, in other words, a camp for nerds. Sarcastic as always, Charlie tells his story in a humorous and relatable fashion. Charlie has developed into a boy beginning to find interest in girls and grow After each book in this series, I find that I like Charlie a little more.
Charlie has developed into a boy beginning to find interest in girls and growing as a character with each new book. Suitability: Grades Recommendation: Recommended Illustrations: A few black and white sketch drawings Genre: Realistic fiction Would you purchase this book? Yes Why? Oct 16, Sharon rated it really liked it Shelves: children. Not just any summer camp, mind you The review must be at least 50 characters long. The title should be at least 4 characters long.
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Come to think of it, doesn't high school bring more teachers and more books? Maybe this whole growing up thing isn't such a good idea after all. Surely Charlie Joe can figure out a way to put the brakes on growing up and fast! 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 As in order to avoid going to academic camp for the summer. 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.