Jack Sutton has been on meds since third grade, when his mother came to his classroom and discovered his teacher had put him in a washing machine box.
Jack and his friends refer to the nurse's office, where they line up daily for their medications, as Club Meds. But Club Meds is no vacation spot -- it's what enables Jack and Mary, who have ADHD, and Sam,...more
For John "Jack" Sutton, life is made up of two things--when the meds he takes for ADHD are streaming through his system, and when they're wearing off. For as long as he can remember, he's taken medication at regular intervals throughout the day to help with his ADHD, otherwise known as Attention Deficit hyperactivity Disorder. Although there are still plenty of times when his mind wanders, or when he can't answer a direct question, or when he's in his own world ...more
Because that's what I felt with Jack and his friends.
I have a friend with ADHD and yes, he annoys me sometimes but NEVER to the point that I'd actually want to smack him on the wall. And yet Jack managed to invoke these feelings from within me ...more
The main plot point is not entirely believable -- why is Chuck still so antagonistic toward him?
Also, their solution to the problem is somewhat unrealistic -- what kids are actually going to be able to pull something like that off? It just seemed like a cop-out.
The only positive point is that you get to see a little of what it's like to be ADD. It was almost like that w ...more
The kids of Club Meds put their minds together and come up with a daring plan that just might work -- if they can keep their cool ...more
Not a complete waste of time, I guess.