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Middle school: the worst years of my life

Middle school: the worst years of my life

Patterson, James, 1947-; Tebbetts, Christopher; Park, Laura, 1980-

Rafe Kane has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got an ace plan for the best year ever, if he can pull it off. With his best friend, Leonardo the Silent, awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's oppressive Code of Conduct

Hardback, Book. English. Children's stories. Fiction 9+. School fiction. Humorous. Humorous stories.
Published London: Young Arrow, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts ; illustrated by Laura Park
ISBN: 0099543982, 9780099543985
Physical Description: 281 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Subject: Middle schools Juvenile fiction.; School discipline Juvenile fiction.

Author note

JAMES PATTERSONis one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of the bestselling series for young readers, Maximum Ride, Daniel X and Witch & Wizard. This is as well as writing three of the top detective series around - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club and Detective Michael Bennett novels - and many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. He was inspired by his own son, who was a reluctant reader, to write books specifically for young readers. James has also formed a partnership with the National Literacy Trust, an independent, UK-based charity that changes lives through literacy. In 2010, he was voted Author of the Year at the Children's Choice Book Awards in New York.

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If you're in middle school now, or will be incarcerated in middle school soon, this story could help you survive.

Also, you'll probably laugh your guts out on every page.


I have quite the story to tell you.