My Life as a Gamer (Hardcover)

By Janet Tashjian, Jake Tashjian (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805098518, 272pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2015

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Description

Derek Fallon gets the chance of a lifetime to participate in a gaming company focus group and to test out a new video game called "Arctic Ninja." Together with his friends Carly, Matt, and Umberto, Derek thinks his gaming talents will be showcased. But he soon realizes that everyone has got him beat, including whiz kid El Cid. On top of that, school reading tests have begun and Derek feels doubly off his game. Isn't there anything he's good at?



About the Author

Janet Tashjian is the author of the popular My Life series including My Life as a Book, My Life as a Stuntboy, My Life as a Cartoonist, and My Life as a Joke, as well as the Einstein the Class Hamster series, illustrated by her son, Jake Tashjian. Jake and Janet live in Studio City, California.


Praise For My Life as a Gamer

Praise for My Life as a Book:

A 2011 Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year
* "Give this to kids who think they don’t like reading. It might change their minds." —Booklist, starred review
* "A kinder, gentler Wimpy Kid with all the fun and more plot." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Sure to engage fans of Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid books as well as those looking for a spunky, contemporary boy with a mystery to solve." —School Library Journal

Praise for My Life as a Stuntboy:
"Another fun, emotionally resonant read for the Wimpy Kid set and beyond." —Kirkus Reviews
"A fast-moving plot and relatable protagonist make this stand-alone sequel a good choice for boys who, like Derek, would rather reach for a TV remote or game controller than a book." —School Library Journal
"Fans of the first will be utterly delighted by this sequel and anxious to see what Jake will turn up as next." —BCCB
"This is a great package for kids, especially those like Derek who don’t think they like to read." —Booklist

Praise for My Life as a Cartoonist
"Cartoonist Derek grapples with a perplexing association between disability and bullying in this stand-alone sequel. . . . This entertaining read leaves some provoking questions unanswered—usefully." —Kirkus Reviews
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