The Book I’m going to report about is called “I Am Funniest”. The comic in this book is named Jamie Grimm, and he’s on a wheelchair. Why? One time, he got into a car accident. It was pretty tragic. He lost the rest of his family, plus the use of his legs. In the beginning of the book, Jamie had a few days left until the Big Night. This Big Night was the time where he’d compete against other Funny Comics, and win a grand prize. But since his brother was a bully, he forced Jamie into giving half the prize. He and his brother had a chance of receiving $500,000. Crazy right? Well, this event was going to be held in Hollywood after all, where everybody in the world would see it. So, during these few days, Jamie was struggling. He struggled with handling his nervousness and he even thought that he wouldn’t make it the first round. But the day before the big event, a storm hit his place. Everyone was devastated, and had to shelter in a gym, provided by the Red Cross. One of Jamie’s friends told him that he needed to cheer these people up, and so he did. The place was laughing with joy, and smiling with happiness. A few days later, the Big Night was scheduled. He prepared really hard, but had a few doubts within him. The first round came, and he was squirming, and choking, he wasn’t able to get a joke out. If he were to spit one out, it would just send the crowd booing. But even though he was devastated during the first round, he was in to the top 3, for the final round. Jamie soon realized though, that the world gave him their pity vote. After all, he is sitting on a wheelchair. The time the final round approached, Jamie did fantastic, he told about his life story, and sent out a few jokes here and there, to keep it interesting. Overall, Jamie was going to win. In my opinion, at least. So there it is. The longest 30 minutes of his life. The announcing of the winners. The crowd was silenced when the speaker was saying the 1st place winner. It was the longest 30 seconds of Jamie’s life. And so the announcer spoke the following words slowly, “First place trophy, along with $1,000,000 dollars, goes to…….” Jamie clinched. “Jamie Grimm!” The crowd roars, and Jamie’s family was cheering for him. And that is the end of the story. The lessons I learned throughout this book is that “Laughter is the Best Medicine”, and not just that. It was to always share your talent, and use it for good. Use it for God’s grace. [END]
This review is written by my 10 yo son as part of his summer book review which I ask im to do 1x mo. I find it pretty amusing which is why I am featuring it here.
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