Reader: Lyric K
Age: 13
Title: The Edumacation Of Jay Baker
Author: Jay Clark
Publisher: Square Fish
Pub Date: 01/31/12
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book:  The book is good because the author does a great job at writing in general, as in putting words together. The author was also very good at making the kind of jokes teenagers actually make. The main character's family life is hilarious and there are some great coincidences worked into the book. In the beginning there isn't very good character development, but it is a short book so the beginning does overlap with the body of the book which makes for still learning the characters while reading the story. The dialogue is very "teenager," which is good because those are the characters in the book. Over all the book is good but the combination of a short book, a slightly slow plot, and not much going on in the plot in general makes it feel like something was lacking once you're done reading.
Memorable or Forgettable:  It was a memorable book, and I will probably recommend it to a friend.
Cover:  The cover did make me interested, and I am glad it did not show a face. The cover did show what part the book was about. However it did not show the other part about romance. The inside cover says that there is a love triangle in the book, but if it even had one I didn't notice it... it's true the main character liked two people but he never cheats on anyone.
Age Range: 12 through 17
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Additional Comments:  Not "better than most," but more, "pretty good."

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