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Middle school: the worst years of my life

Middle school: the worst years of my life

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

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

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories. Fiction 9+. Humorous. Humorous stories. School fiction.
Published London: Young Arrow, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts ; illustrated by Laura Park
ISBN: 0099544024, 9780099544029
Intended audience: 9+. Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: 2011.
Physical Description: 281 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subject: School discipline Juvenile fiction.; Middle schools Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4.5
Interest Level: MY
Points: 4
Quiz Number: 224678

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, Witch & Wizard (nominated for the 2011 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards), Maximum Ride and Daniel X. 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 was inspired by his son, who was a reluctant reader, to write books specifically for young readers. He has also formed a partnership with the National Literacy Trust, an independent, UK-based charity that changes lives through literacy. In 2010, James Patterson was voted Author of the Year at the Children's Choice Book Awards in New York.

Back cover copy

This is the totally insane story of how I, Rafe Khatchadorian,

- fought and overcame a diabolical teacher called the Dragon Lady,

- sold my soul to the school bully, a dollar at a time,

- wrestled with a real live bear, repeatedly,

- fell kind of in "like" with the most popular girl in school,

- went into the soda business and went bust,

- and accidentally-on-purpose hurt all the people I care about.

The worst days of my life were good sometimes.

Bad sometimes.

But mostly they were hilarious.

See for yourself.