On Fridays I post a little shout out to one of my favorite books and explain why I love it so much. It gives me the chance to fangirl over books I never reviewed on this blog and lets me post about some not necessarily YA books I love.
The Junie B. Jones books, by Barbara Park
These short books follow the misadventures and escapades of elementary-school student Junie B. Jones.
When did I first read it?
Possibly middle school, but I think high school.
Why did I first read it?
My mom let us order books from the Scholastic book club sheets, and I think one of my little sisters chose to order a book from the series.
What did I think about it then?
I thought they were hilarious. Junie B. Jones is such a spunky little girl, and she gets into all sorts of scrapes and trouble. My little sisters and I got really into this series, and I think we eventually ordered almost all the books from Junie’s kindergarten years.
What do I think about it now?
I’m really not much of one for children’s books, but I love this series. Like I said before, they’re just so funny. I know some parents criticize the books for Junie’s imperfect grammar, but I think it adds to her character and makes her that much more loveable. My favorite in the series is “Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine.”
Have you read any of these books? What did you think?