Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Planet GirlCharlie Joe Jackson Series (Volume 5)
Tommy Greenwald; illustrated by J. P. Coovert
Look out for make-ups, break-ups, and hilarious romance tips in this illustrated middle-grade novel, as Charlie Joe figures out this crazy little thing called love.
There's a crisis at Eastport Middle School! It appears that everyone has a boyfriend or girlfriend except . . . Charlie Joe Jackson??!? Yup—he's the only single guy out of all his friends. How is this possible? Even Pete Milano snagged a girl! Well, Charlie Joe refuses to be left out. He quickly goes looking for help in the last place anyone would think to find him—the library. And what he finds is the gem of all gems, the guidebook of all guidebooks, the key to finally getting a girl! Now, everyone is suddenly coming to him for love advice. (Oh, how the tables have turned.) But Charlie Joe's world is swiftly turned upside down when he realizes the girl he actually likes... might not actually be the girl he likes.
The fifth book in the acclaimed Charlie Joe Jackson series, Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Planet Girl by Tommy Greenwald, returns to give young readers a hilarious and engaging story about trouble, failure, and awkward middle school romance.
Read all the books in the Charlie Joe Jackson series:
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Summer Vacation
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Making Money
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Planet Girl
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Growing Up
I have an announcement to make: The middle school years are the best years of your life.
Oh sure, I know what some people say. They say, "Just get through middle school, and everything will get better after that."
Praise for Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Planet Girl
Praise for the Charlie Joe Jackson series:
"A perfect book for the non-reader or reluctant reader in your life . . . Laugh-out-loud funny, clever, and relevant, I believe Tommy Greenwald has written a book that will appeal to kids of all reading tastes." —ReadKiddoRead.com
"This is a fun, fast-moving look at middle-school life through the eyes of a kid who would rather clean his room than pick up a book. Reluctant readers will be pleased." —School Library Journal
"A delightful choice for reluctant readers . . . If the book's cover showed something blowing up, every reluctant boy reader in middle school would be proud to carry it around while secretly enjoying the nonviolent, straightforward story. Bookworms won't care; they'll love it either way." —BookPage
"In author Tommy Greenwald's raucous debut...this comedy of comeuppance shows its true colors, and, irony of ironies, is impossible to put down!" —Disney's "Family Fun"
"No middle schooler wants to face a month at summer enrichment camp, but many will enjoy watching Charlie Joe work harder than he has ever worked before to avoid it . . . even if he fails." —Kirkus Reviews