Jesper Jinx by Marko Kitti Review

Jesper Jinx

Jesper Jinx is a disastrous prankster and hilariously funny!

Jesper Jinx is the first book in the Jesper Jinx series of children’s books written by Finnish author Marko Kitti. This book is about Jesper, his family, sibling rivalry, his friends, school and his pranks.

Jesper is 11 years old and is a born prankster with a vivid imagination, although his pranks do have a tendency to backfire. He hates being bored and will do whatever possible to relieve his boredom which tends to involve bothering his sister or with the help of his best friend, Oliver, playing pranks on their teachers at school. He lives with his Mum, Dad, 12 year old sister Melinda and Snowy the cat in Puffington Hill on the South Coast of England.

This first book in the series is made up of stories involving Jesper’s pranks that inevitably go wrong. It features some great characters (my personal favourite being the headteacher, Mr Llawandorder, I love the name which is perfect for a headteacher). In this book we have the stories of the energy drink that isn’t, how Snowy the cat accidently got painted red, how Snowy escaped the clutches of Jesper from the kitchen (as told by Snowy), Jesper and the new Spanish addition to his school and Jesper’s nighty-night tale.

Jesper is the world’s unluckiest prankster!

Overall I found Jesper Jinx to be humorous and easy to read with its short stories that children will love (especially their slightly naughtier sides). Children will be drawn into the stories, especially as before reading it they have to sign a Secrecy Agreement as Jesper is not allowed to know about the existence of this book!


Jesper Jinx is a collection of short, funny stories that children from 7 to adults of 100 will enjoy and will be able to relate to. What child has never pulled a prank of some sort?

A great collection of stories to spark a child’s interest in reading.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £5.99 (paperback) / £2.99 (Kindle Edition)

Available to buy from Amazon here.

For more information about Jesper Jinx and the series visit


Disclosure: I was provided with a free copy of this book for the purposes of writing an honest and impartial review. All opinions are my own.
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