Johnny Nothing


Obtained from:  Author on April 12, 2014
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Author:         Ian Probert
Genre:          Children - YA
Format:         Kindle
Reviewer:       Charlie Kravetz
Stars:          4/5

This review is for the Kindle edition ebook.

Disclosure: I was given my copy of this book by the author as a review copy.

A good storybook for the younger readers.

Johnny Nothing is called that because he really has nothing. His mother and father don’t seem to know he is alive, his classmates all stay away from him. Suddenly, Johnny suddenly finds himself rich beyond his wildest dreams. Unfortunately for Johnny, his mother decides to keep an eye on his money for him. She spends at an alarming rate, but Johnny still has nothing. Eventually, Johnny gains control of his own money, despite the best efforts of his mother.

This book is written in a language most preteens and teens will understand. It uses warnings to help guide the readers in maintaining good habits. Most of the intended readers will really enjoy this book. For myself, I found the language and grammar too low a reading level for a 60-ish man.

I think the author has aimed this story at the correct audience. Those who grab this book will enjoy it, and many will laugh out loud as they read this story.

I have no problem recommending this story to those 12 and older. I believe most of those readers, including young adults and new parents, will enjoy it. I will be reading more of this authors books.