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My Life as A Stuntboy

Tashjian, Janet

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
My Life as A Stuntboy
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Twelve-year-old Derek Fallon has the opportunity of a lifetime--to perform stunts in a movie featuring a popular twelve-year-old star--but complications arise involving his best friend, a capuchin monkey, and Derek's chronic inability to concentrate on schoolwork.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805089042
0805089047
Characteristics: 256 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tashjian, Jake 1994-

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Aug 19, 2013
  • CarlAzuz21 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Awesome book! While at a skate park with his friend, Derek, a 12 year old, meets a man who is looking for a stunt double for the most popular teen actress (yes, actress), Tanya Billings. Derek is so excited to perform dangerous stunts on film, but there are downsides. First he has to have a tutor, then his former best friend puts a humiliating video of him online, and, on top of that, his beloved monkey that he's fostering disappears. I think Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, and Timmy Failure lovers would love Janet Tashjian's exciting sequel.

-while doing stunts on his skateboard, 12 year old Derek is noticed by a stuntman, then is hired as a body double for the latest teen sensation (a girl, nonetheless!)…but… now he has a homework tutor to help with his reading, his best friend posts an embarrassing video of him on YouTube, and his adopted monkey goes missing

The margins are filled with Derek’s stick figure cartoons (which are drawn by the author’s 15 year old son) that illustrate vocabulary words that help Derek with his reading

Great book for Wimpy kid lovers (who are looking for more of the same)

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