April book club: Jim Reaper


Jim has a dream. He dreams that his parents will buy him a limited edition Bazoom!, an awesome scooter, and his best friend’s sister will think he’s as cool as she is.   The problem is that there are only a limited number of Bazooms! left and mum’s definitely not going to buy it given her obsession with staying healthy.

So that leaves dad.

Except while trying to convince dad, Jim and his friend Will discover that the mathematically challenged accountant may not be spending his days (and nights) crunching numbers…

This is a fun story with a cast of characters that make you laugh: from Will, Jim’s best friend, with his jelly brain and obsession with snails, to Jim’s little sister Hetty, whose worldly wise attitude sits alongside her love of blackmail.

The language is accessible to young readers and the pace keeps everyone moving along nicely. I was surprised how much I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading more about Jim Reaper.