In The President’s Caddy, 16-year-old Sam Parma tells the story of his first day caddying for the former President of the United States at a golf tournament. His younger brother, Matthew, is a caddy for a golf player named Zach Reyes, and his older sister, Renae, is a volunteer. Matthew gets everyone wrapped around his finger within minutes with his cute factor, while Sam, who works harder than Matthew, is always looked over by other golf players. Sam didn’t know what to expect when he signed up to be a caddy, but when he gets there, it’s different than what he thought it might be. From making a mistake at a hole named Double Trouble to embarrassing himself in front of his crush to completely messing it up and earning the nickname “the Big Goof,” Sam’s day goes from bad to worse. But what happens in the end makes it all worth it.
I thought this book was good, however, it didn’t move along very quickly, therefore making it a little boring. I did like how the author created Sam and the events of his day, because it seemed like something that would happen in real life. I wouldn’t recommend it for pleasure reading, but I would for comprehension questions. I liked how the book is written in the first person because you see exactly what Sam thought about situations as they were occurring. I would recommend the book for teenagers because there are some things children would not understand.