Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading: Reverse Psych on Reluctant Readers

Welcome to my first ever Feeding the Flashlight Skyped author interview!  In it, Tommy Greenwald discusses how frustration with his own reluctant reader sons inspired him to create a middle school boy determined to avoid reading– ever.  Can a book about hating reading actually lure reluctant readers to, well, read?  Absolutely– I’ve seen it happen with the Charlie Joe Jackson.  Hear Tommy talk all about his wildly funny, wildly popular series and how it came to be.  I also include some of the books’ pitch-perfect illustrations, by J.P. Coovert.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. msyingling
    Oct 11, 2012 @ 05:03:25

    This is great! I love this book, and the sequel has been a hot commodity at my library. It’s still the longest book that one of my very reluctant readers has read.

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  2. Linda Cadose
    Oct 11, 2012 @ 15:28:50

    Great Skype interview! I love the idea behind the books. He should get together with James Patterson!

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  3. randycoates
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 16:14:40

    Definitely a boy book. Said with a smile.

    Reply

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