Charlie Joe Jackson may be the most reluctant reader ever born. And so far, he s managed to get through life without ever reading an entire book from cover to cover. But now that he s in middle school, avoiding reading isn t as easy as it used to be. And when his friend Timmy McGibney decides that he s tired of covering for him, Charlie Joe finds himself resorting to desperate measures to keep his perfect record intact. This is the hilarious story of an avid non-reader and the extreme lengths to which he ll go to get out of reading a book."