Middle-schoolers and middle-schoolers-at-heart will like this book. Don’t take my word for it, though. Win one of two free eBook copies I am giving away by visiting the Atomic Aardvark Facebook page and commenting with “Kara + Jason” on the status about The Journals of Kara and Jason.
“Middle school fun” sounds like an oxymoron. Not so with The Journals of Kara and Jason by Charlie Wood. As I thought about my own middle school experiences while reading Jason’s accounts of his middle school days, I could relate all too well to his awkward-teenage-boy-who-doesn’t-have-a-clue-when-it-comes-to-girls persona. Jason, though, had a pretty good excuse for his awkwardness. His hilarious observations of teenage life in the United States were the highlight of the book.
Kara’s middle school perspective and struggles were very genuine, too. Her best lines were found in the banter she had with her journal. The author didn’t shy away from letting Kara ramble in some of her entries. This added authenticity to her character, but also slowed down the narrative. I allowed Kara her moments of catharsis and kept reading, trusting the author would pick up the pace again when things got back to Jason. I wasn’t disappointed, and before I knew it I had already finished this quick and fun YA romantic comedy.
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