Jasper John Dooley: You’re in Trouble by Caroline Adderson (164)

This is a wonderfully cute junior fiction story. There are three books in this series and I am going to be reviewing all three of them. They were precious finds at my local library. Just when I wasn’t looking, there they were!

After soccer practice, Jasper accidentally chooses the wrong drink from the vending machine. It’s fizzy and syrupy, and taste so good, but Jasper knows it is so so bad for him.

He sneaks some sips on the way home, then hides it in the fridge. That evening, Jasper can’t seem to slow down. He has so much energy that he can’t sleep!

The next morning, he feels awful, but for the rest of the week, Jasper can’t stop himself from sneaking sips of the bad drink and doing more and more bad things.

He bends the rules at soccer, gets his best friend in trouble at school and lands himself in a Very Embarrassing situation.

Will Jasper’s secret drink be discovered? Will he be Bad for the rest of his life?

This is a great idea for a novel for juniors.  They are told all the time not to drink sugary drinks. However, sometimes, they sneak around and actually drink it.

This is help kids laugh and perhaps even reflect on their actions in future.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth


About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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