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Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald
I found this book on the frequent-reader list in our school library, and I gave it a rating of four out of five. Throughout the book, Charlie Joe gives tips on ways to avoid reading, the perils of reading, and reasons people should not make reading a habit. In between tips, Charlie Joe does his best to not read books, at all. It's gotten to the point that people expect it from him. His friend, Timmy, used to help Charlie Joe by reading class assignments for him, but then they get caught by their parents. Charlie Joe survives that assignment, but he has a major presentation coming up with a lot of required reading for research. He comes up with another strange plan to avoid the reading, but will he get busted, again?
If you don't know the meaning of irony, this book is a classic example. I mean, you're reading a book about not reading a book! The author created an amusing plot, and it was very entertaining.