With her irresistible urge to tell a joke in every situation – even when she really, really shouldn't – twelve-year-old Jacky Ha-Ha loves to make people laugh. And cracking wise helps distract her from thinking about not-so-funny things in her life, like her mom serving in a dangerous, faraway war, and a dad who's hardly ever home.
But no matter how much fun Jacky has, she can't seem to escape her worries. So one starlit night, she makes a promise to keep her family together... even if she has to give up the one thing that makes her happy. But can she stop being Jacky Ha-Ha, if that's who she really is?
President Bill Clinton and bestselling author James Patterson have teamed up to write the thriller of the year. It's all top secret, of course, but here's a quick peek behind the scenes...
From mythical gods to sophisticated grasshoppers, father figures come in all shapes and sizes. Here are ten of our favourite quotes that celebrate wise, silly and wonderful dads.
Welcome to Middle School! Meet Rafe Khatchadorian, he’s always in trouble – whether he means to be or not. It’s his first year at Hills Village Middle School and he’s got a plan to make it the best year ever… Read on for an extract from The Worst Years of My Life, the first book in the bestselling Middle School series by James Patterson which has now been made into a Netflix Original Movie.