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Jacky Ha-Ha

Written by James Patterson

Part of the Jacky Ha-Ha Series Series

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LoveReading View on Jacky Ha-Ha

Like the characters in many of his hugely popular children’s books Jacky, the star of James Patterson’s Jacky Ha-Ha, is an expert a cracking jokes.  It gets her attention (important when you’re one of seven sisters) and keeps the other kids laughing with her, not at her (Jacky stammers). It also gets her into a lot of trouble at school. It takes a new teacher with as many gags as Jacky to find a way to channel that creative energy into something that will keep her in the spotlight but out of detention. As ever the story zips along and Jacky’s first person straight-to-camera narrative is very appealing. Behind the humour the emotions ring true – Jacky misses her mum, a US soldier away on operations and worries what her dad is doing out late every night – and this will have readers hooked from page one. ~ Andrea Reece

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Jacky Ha-Ha Synopsis

With her irresistible urge to tell a joke in every situation - even when she really, really shouldn't - twelve-year-old Jacky Ha-Ha loves to make people laugh. And cracking wise helps distract her from thinking about not-so-funny things in her life, like her mom serving in a dangerous, faraway war, and a dad who's hardly ever home. But no matter how much fun Jacky has, she can't seem to escape her worries. So one starlit night, she makes a promise to keep her family together...even if she has to give up the one thing that makes her happy. But can she stop being Jacky Ha-Ha, if that's who she really is?

Jacky Ha-Ha Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Evie Boston, age 10 - 'Hilariously funny and impossible to put down!'
  • Stephanie Chaplin, age 11 - 'Jacky Ha-Ha is a funny and enjoyable story that I did not want to put down.'
  • Georgie Docwra, age 10 - 'This hilarious book is unlike any other book I've read!'
  • Felicity Kerswell, age 13 - 'The book was very funny and I enjoyed reading about the main character Jacky. I would definitely recommend this book! Loved it!'
  • Ellen Cox, age 9 - 'A very funny book that I really enjoyed!'
  • Amelia Jones, age 10 - 'Absolutely loved Jacky Ha-Ha, I was in fits of laughter frequently throughout the book...Jacky vows to make her life better and she makes it!!!  Just a few bumps and potholes on her road to a better future!'
  • Gabriella Chatham, age 9 - 'Jacky Ha-Ha is a very funny book. I would recommend this book to anybody who enjoys laugh out loud books.'
  • William Longlands, age 12 - '9/10 Well written and I would recommend it.'
  • Daniel Harrison, age 9 - 'This is a funny book and is a fast read.'
  • Victor Seage, age 8 - 'I just wanted to keep turning the pages of the book to find out what happens next. I love this author.'

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781784754082
Publication date: 09/03/2017
Publisher: Arrow (Young) an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781784754068
Publication date: 07/04/2016
Publisher: Arrow (Young) an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784754082
Publication date: 9th March 2017
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Arrow (Young) an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the bestselling series of the past decade: the Women's Murder Club, the Alex Cross novels and Maximum Ride, and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand alone thrillers. He has won an Edgar award, the mystery world's highest honour. He lives in Florida with his wife and son, seen pictured here. Best known for his thrillers he also writes for children and is passionate about encouraging children to develop a love of reading. ...

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