By: Susanne Gervay
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: Harper Collins
Published: 01 Sep 2014
ISBN: 9780732296148


The fourth and concluding book about Jack - an ordinary boy who does extraordinary things.

Jack is in Year 6 now and still loves his photography, surfing, and crazy family.

Things are going well for him, particularly at school where he isn't bullied any more.

But he notices that his best friend Christopher is being taunted and is starting to miss school and hiding out and avoiding everyone.

And when a football match turns ugly and Jack and Christopher witness some unfair dirty play, they know that, again, the bullying has to stop. Ages: 9+


Jack is growing up and in this final instalment he is celebrating his 13th birthday.

Although Jack isn’t being bullied anymore, it doesn’t mean that life is peaceful! Instead, this time Jack has to help his friend Christopher overcome bullying.

Jack also finds and visits his Dad, even though they have had no contact for years. And to top it off, he kisses his best friend, Anna. But mostly he is just living his everyday life and ‘Being Jack’.

It is a great independent story, but would be best appreciated by those that have read the earlier books in the series.

Susanne Gervay has a way of making something special out of everyday situations.

Being Jack is recommended to those aged 10-13.

Reviewed by Rob