Jem Lockwood has just got back to school and his first task is to write a report on his summer vacation. Short Circus is Jem's story about all of the adventures he went on with his friends and famliy. Jesse Standish is Jem's older brother through the Big Brother Association and he may be forced to move. That is one of Jem's problems along with someone destroying the swimming pond, and problems among his friends. Will Jem even make it through the summer?
I didn't like Short Circus very much. In fact, it was difficult to pick up and read because I wasn't really interested in it. I couldn't finish the book. I thought Short Circus had a weak plot and no rising action. There was not much happening throughout the book. It is written in a kid's point of view, but it is not like what a kid would do. If I had a say in the making of the book, I might make it more of a narrative instead of a first person story.
I thought the book was uninteresting. I had a tough time getting into it. There wasn't much action or interesting things happening.