Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters is the story of one boy’s year in third grade. Justin worries about everything, and I do mean everything. Will his new third grade teacher be nice or mean? Will he fail the third grade because he’s having trouble remembering what 8×3 equals? Where has his most favorite stuffed animal gone? Why does his dad seem to like torturing him by signing him up for soccer, baseball, and other potentially embarrassing sporting activities? Why is there something as scary-sounding as the Boiler in the Way-Back of the basement? Why must he learn to play the violin and then have a recital to show everyone how horrible he is? Will he ever get a dog? If he does, can he stop being afraid of dogs? Why are the girls in his class so weird all of a sudden? Is there any way he can possibly survive the third grade? He doesn’t think so.
Join Justin as he tries to get through his year in the third grade. Everyday brings something new: new worries, new adventures, new friends, new embarrassments, new accomplishments. Even though Justin worries about everything, he is a funny character that all readers will root for.
This book is seriously one of the funniest I’ve read in a long time. I laughed out loud while I was reading it, and I thought Justin was totally relatable. (He reminded me a little of myself. I’m a bit of a worrier, too.) I think anyone who enjoys the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books should definitely pick this one up. You won’t be sorry.