Summary: Some things are better together. Like peanut butter and jelly. Or Annie and Jason. So when her best friend’s house is threatened with foreclosure, Annie Jenkins is bursting with ideas to save Jason’s home. She could sell her appendix on eBay. (Why not?) Win the lottery. (It’s worth a shot!). Face the evil bankers herself. (She’s one tough cookie, after all.) Or hunt down an elusive (and questionably real) pirate treasure. Whatever the plan, it has to work, or this is undoubtedly THE LAST GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE PB&J SOCIETY.
Ten-year-old Annie is big-hearted and impulsive, so it’s a good thing she’s got her best friend Jason to keep her grounded – he’s the peanut butter to her jelly. When Jason’s father loses his job and his family’s house is threatened with foreclosure, Annie knows she has to do something to help. A series of wacky plans ranging from the ridiculous (“win a radio contest”) to the surprising successful (organizing a neighborhood-wide anonymous food donation program) ensue, but through it all Annie and Jason find themselves up against the unwelcome idea that change in their lives is inevitable. One such change is the newly friendly attitude of their elderly neighbor, Mrs. Schuster, who regales them with tales of unlikely pirate treasure buried in their Utah neighborhood. From the hilariously funny opening, where Annie and Jason perform a ritual burial of a smushed PB&J, to the bittersweet, hopeful ending, this winning tale will have you rooting for these two loyal, likable protagonists and their deep friendship.
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