Author: Louis Sachar
Reading Age: 10-12

Can Gary win the school talent show and scoop the $100 prize?

Gary W. Boone knows he was born to be a stand-up comedian. It’s just the rest of the class who think he is a goon. His school, Floyd Hicks Junior High School, announces that it is to have a talent show. Gary practices his routine non-stop as he wants to win the $100 prize. An outrageous surprise threatens to turn his act into a disaster and it looks like the biggest joke may be on Gary himself.