Jeremy (Jem), is back at school with an assignment to write about his summer. Short Circus is Jem's story. This book is action packed with stories of dirt bike contests, camping trips, and trips with Jesse, Jem's "Big Brother", from the Big Brother Association. When Jem and his friends find out that Jesse might have to move, they make a plan to keep his house from being sold. Even after school starts, Jem continues to write about his life and his adventures with his friends.
Short Circus has something for everyone. It is a realistic fiction novel with action and a bit of mystery. The characters all have unique personalities, and are believable. Also, the events that take place in the book are original. I especially liked the part when Jesse took Jem and his friends to a festival in a nearby town. I would suggest this book for kids ages 10-12.