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Review + GIVEAWAY: The Edumacation Of Jay Baker by Jay Clark

Submitted by on January 30, 2012 – 9:35 am13 Comments

Book: The Edumacation Of Jay Baker
Release: January 31, 2012
Reviewer: Day
Source: MacTeenBooks
Purchase: – Barnes & Noble

Meet Jay Baker . . . or, as he is not so affectionately called by his opponent in the freshman-class presidential election – NO COMMENT.

A few “sexy” bullet points about Jay:

  •  He is in love with a cheerleader named Cameo “Appearance” Parnell
  • He is forever losing “Love-15” to tennis-playing goddess Caroline Richardson
  • He rocks a touché array of pop-culture references, jokes, and puns
  • His family-life cookie is about to crumble.

Root for jay as he exchanges ego blows with his mortal enemy, gets awkward around his dream girls, loses his marbles, watches his family implode and finally learns to keep it real and be himself(ish).

In Clark’s fresh debut novel, THE EDUMACATION OF JAY BAKER, readers are introduced to a wonderfully awkward character that will seem quite familiar to both male and female fans.

This modern coming of age book deals with relevant issues that plague today’s generation. From parental separation (and the sordid behavior of said parents) to the normal hormonal dramas with friends, school and love interest that every teenager deals with to some degree…THE EDUMACTION OF JAY BAKER touches on all of the above and does so with self deprecating humor that will feel right at home with it’s audience.

Being a teenager is tough and Clark illustrated perfectly the roller-coaster of emotions that normal teens go through on a daily basis. At times his hero felt wise beyond his years and overly mature, then there where moments (particularly when Jay Baker was home with his little sister) where we see that despite his height (and seemingly adult vocabulary) he is still just a boy going through that incredibly awkward stage – who still needs his parents and the reassurance that things will get better.

THE EDUMACTION OF JAY BAKER is an enjoyable read that will pull both boys and girls into the journey of Jay Baker giving them a hero they can laugh with, get embarrassed for and totally relate to one hundred percent!

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  • KK says:

    This sounds great! I love to laugh so I can not wait to read it.

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  • Mona Leigh says:

    The book sounds great. I love it when the protag isn’t totally suave by the age of sixteen. Nothing like a few stumbles to get us through life with a smile. Definitely on my TBR list.

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  • Vivien says:

    I’m pretty sure my entire school history was awkward. I loathe just thinking about it. lol….I really didn’t enjoy school.

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  • says:

    Oh this sounds like a good book to read

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    • says:

      I forgot to tell you that I fell on my butt in high school and this happened during lunch and I had mud on my bottom the rest of the day

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  • says:

    Looking stupid at an award ceremony…yup.

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  • Doll Lil says:

    I am putting this on my TBR ASAP!!! And then I’m putting on the kids TBR’s. And then I’m going to send it to my book loving family. I’m more of a CR reader but this book has snagged my attention.

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  • ♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ says:

    I missed that fashion gene in high school… awkward

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  • Julie Witt says:

    I made the drill team during my freshman year, which was a big deal at our school, and everyone who made the team got to wear white carnations the next day at school so everyone would know. Wouldn’t you know that I woke up with a huge zit on my nose that morning and was so embarrassed (probably because my sister said she couldn’t tell which one was the carnation since the zit was so big)! Did I share too much? LOL

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  • Randi Moulton says:

    My senior year of high school I started hanging out with a new friend and she got me all fancied up for a volleyball game. I had on a low-cut shirt and she did my hair & makeup. We were sitting there watching the game, and this guy sitting in front of me (he was a year younger than me and one of “popular crowd”) turns to his friend and says, “Damn! Who’s the hot girl with the boobs?” His friend told him it was me, and it was just really awkward. After all, it’s not like I grew them overnight!

    Thank you for the giveaway! :) I’ve been looking forward to this book.

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  • Victoria Zumbrum says:

    I would love to read this book. It sounds really good. Please enter me in contest.

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  • Sam says:

    What is the age appropriateness of this book. Is it ok for Middle Schoolers?

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