YMMV / Junie B. Jones

  • Broken Base: There have been two bases for the books that exist: One base consisting of some parents who recommend them to their kids; another base consisting of others who find them inappropriate and the title character annoying.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Parents frequently bash the books for teaching kids to throw tantrums and use bad grammar.
  • Idiot Plot: "Cheater Pants" is based around Junie B. cheating on an assignment about what she did over the weekend. She copies the essay of another girl who left it out on her desk. Apparently she has time to copy someone else's work, but can't just quickly write something about her own weekend instead.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Some of the material in the stage shows, particularly the songs, trends much more towards sappy than anything you'll ever find in the books, but there's generally still enough of the trademark humor of the series that's it not too bad.
  • Tear Jerker: In Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (P.S. So Does May), class tattletale May is for once being non-maliciously happy as she anticipates the Christmas party. She says that having a Secret Santa makes you feel like you have a best friend — but some of the other students remind her they already have best friends. May, a bit deflated, says that having a Secret Santa makes her feel like she has a best friend too.
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: Some of the first grade adventures have used this trope.