My Life as a Stuntboy is the follow-up to the acclaimedMy Life as a Book starring the irrepressible Derek Fallon. Janet and Jake Tashjian’s award-winning My Life series, praised byKirkus Reviews as “a kinder, gentler Wimpy Kid with all the fun”, follows the coming-of-age misadventures of middle-grader Derek Fallon in school and through his attempts to follow his bliss.
Derek Fallon gets the opportunity of a lifetime—to be a stuntboy in a major movie featuring a pretty teen starlet. After accepting the job he learns that he is the star's stunt double and must wear a wig! His friends are never going to let him live this down.
If that weren't his only problem, his parents are threatening to give away his pet monkey, and his best friend just posted an embarrassing video of him on YouTube. Can life get any worse? Still the irrepressible Derek takes it all in stride and even manages to save the day.
A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company
Janet Tashjian is the author of many acclaimed books for young adults, includingThe Gospel According to Larry, Fault Line, Multiple Choice, and the middle-gradeMy Life As A... series. Disney adaptedTru Confessions into a television movie starring Shia LaBeouf and Clara Bryant. Janet studied at the University of Rhode Island and Emerson College. She lives in Needham, Massachusetts, with her family.
Jake Tashjian illustrates theMy Life As A... series in collaboration with his mother, Janet Tashjian. He has also illustrated several books for the author P.T. Evans. When Jake was in elementary school, he used to draw his vocabulary words on index cards. This later became the inspiration for the main character, Derek Fallon, in theMy Life As A...series. Jake grew up in Massachusetts and currently lives in Los Angeles.
“A fast-moving plot and relatable protagonist make this stand-alone sequel a good choice for boys who, like Derek, would rather reach for a TV remote or game controller than a book.” —School Library Journal
“Fans of the first will be utterly delighted by this sequel and anxious to see what Jake will turn up as next.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“This is a great package for kids, especially those like Derek who don't think they like to read.” —Booklist
“Another fun, emotionally resonant read for the Wimpy Kid set and beyond.” —Kirkus Reviews
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