Jacky Ha-Ha book review
Jacky Ha-Ha is the book we used to launch our mini-book club for myself and her daughter. We also reached out to home education friends and it was great to hear that young girls wanted to get involved.
The book club
I have always wanted to set up a book club loving the idea of having a great reason to read and then an opportunity to discuss books with other people. I also like the idea as it helps my daughter build her self-confidence. We have done the initial setting up and decided that a first meeting did not need a posh venue and could be done at home or even better at a café during quiet periods so that there was cake and refreshments to hand. With so many mums feeling isolated, reading and eating are great ways to make new friendships after your children are that bit older and baby groups and soft play don’t cut it any more.
“With her irresistible urge to tell a joke in every situation – even when she really, really shouldn’t – twelve-year-old Jacky Ha-Ha loves to make people laugh. And cracking wise helps distract her from thinking about not-so-funny things in her life, like her mum serving in a dangerous, faraway war, and a dad who’s hardly ever home.
But no matter how much fun Jacky has, she can’t seem to escape her worries. So one starlit night, she makes a promise to keep her family together… even if she has to give up the one thing that makes her happy. But can she stop being Jacky Ha-Ha, if that’s who she really is?”
Thoughts from the book club
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