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Joking June – One Seriously Messed Up Week

Tom Clempson  One Seriously Messed-Up Week:  In the Otherwise Mundane and Uneventful Life of Jack Samsonite

My first attempt to go beyond  the established “humour” authors almost stopped in the first chapter.  However, one I got over the “nob” shock factor, the story of sixteen year old Sam showed potential. I laughed at different episodes and think it would have reasonable appeal to a teenage (male) audience.  It is light weight, but I found the premise of Sam writing a story (as Jack Samsonite about his week) for his English teacher and yet including a twist in the end, appealing.  It has some of the irony of Adrian Mole but is less subtle.  Worth considering.


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I am a secondary English/History teacher (BA DipEd, MA (Education) and a Teacher Librarian (MEd). I LOVE to research and through this site aim to -Support the introduction of the Australian Curriculum (especially in History) through sourcing quality and varied internet based sources (research guides) - Support teachers through conducting education based literature reviews - Provide suggestions on useful Web 2.0 tools - Offer other services such as curriculum writing, library collection assessment, novel recommendations (see my blog


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