JJ and the Big Bend by Chris Spicer with Catherine Lawless
Ever felt you just don't measure up and no matter what you say or do, you always come up short? If that's true, then you're certainly tall enough to read this book! Set in 70's small town America JJ & the Big Bend is the story of a ten-year-old boy called JJ, or to give him his full title, Josaih, James Maloney III. Bullied and misunderstood, life for JJ has become an emotional roller coaster. Hating school and unhappy at home, things would be unbearable if it were not for Toby, a pet dog of questionable pedigree and Grandpa Joe, a grey-haired, kind-hearted gentleman who is JJ's guiding light in a dark world. Journey with JJ through the ups and downs of everyday life and share with him as he makes a life-changing discovery!