Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life

Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life

eBook - 2011
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Rafe Khatchadorian 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 only 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. Chewing gum in class-5,000 points! Running in the hallway-10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm-50,000 points! But when Rafe's game starts to catch up with him, he'll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he's finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he's been avoiding. Blockbuster author James Patterson delivers a genuinely hilarious-and surprisingly poignant-story of a wildly imaginative, one-of-kind kid that you won't soon forget.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Little, Brown and Company, 2011.
ISBN: 9780316134712
Characteristics: 1 online resource
288 p.
Additional Contributors: 3M Company

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GrowlyBear Oct 02, 2018

If you have a reader who enjoyed Diary of a Wimpy Kid, this series should be next on your list!

Aug 15, 2018

There is a movie FYI search Middle school and its on the first page

Jun 21, 2018

This is a great book and I am happy that they made it into a movie, this book is very good aswell as the movie

Sep 24, 2017

This book is so much fun to read and i was very happy with it. I am so happy they made it into a movie!!! Hope lots of people read it and love it just as much as i did. the author is a genuis!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb 17, 2017

I loved the book and movie.

DBRL_KrisA Nov 27, 2016

Surprisingly, this was not that bad. Not over-the-top hilarious, as some of the juvenile readers at my library have said, but not cringingly (is that a word?) bad like those of Patterson's other books for a younger audience that I have read. (I would read more of this series; I have absolutely zero interest in reading more of the "Witch and Wizard" or "Maximum Ride" series.) Patterson does have a tendency to rely a little too heavily on stereotypes - the "dragon-lady" teacher, the good-for-nothing stepdad, the bratty kid sister, the no-neck bully - but he threw in a few good curveballs as well. (The truth about Leo's identity - did not see that coming!)
Rafe is a brand-new 6th grader, and he's decided (with Leo's help) that he's going to break every rule in his middle school's rule book by the end of the school year. Not because he's a "bad kid"; just because school is boring, and things are bad at home. Scattered throughout the book are illustrations, cartoons really, seemingly drawn by Rafe's best friend, Leo. The cartoons, while not integral to the story, make it more enjoyable and, since they resemble the kind of artwork a lot of us drew in class ourselves, add a sense of middle-school authenticity to the story.
If - like in a lot of other books of this sort - the mission was to teach kids that it's good to be good, and that truancy never pays, I think Patterson fell short. While Rafe does suffer some consequences for his actions, in the end his situation is vastly improved. All in all, this was an enjoyable book, but nothing earth-shatteringly great.

Oct 30, 2016

I want to see the movie

Sep 20, 2016

apparently there's a movie

FindingJane Mar 09, 2015

Anyone who’s ever made it to middle age may well smirk at the title, which emphasizes the naïvete and ignorance of youth. If dealing with bullying jerks and over-bearing principals are the worst things that ever happen to you, consider yourself lucky. But, for Rafe Khatchadorian, matters like taxes, car insurance payments and prostate trouble are far in his future. Now he has to deal with the aforementioned bully, inane rules and clueless adults who seem bent on making his life miserable. How he deals with them comes off as being rebellious and yet rather stupid, leading to a problem that he hadn’t considered in his willful one-boy revolt. Yet, in an unexpected turn of events, his foolishness also points to unusual depths of character and yields an unexpected way out of his self-imposed dilemma. This winds up as an amusing book, written in the authentic voice of a sixth-grade boy and a real surprise from an author known for adult hard-boiled detective novels. If you’re a James Patterson fan (or even if you’re not) and want to see how this man works in a wholly different kind of genre, then check out “Middle School”.

Feb 13, 2015

this book looks awesome

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Jun 21, 2016

it is about a boy who is trying to break all the rules

Navy_Crab_15_1 Jun 21, 2014

A boy trying to survive sixth grade by breaking one rule at a time.

Jan 20, 2013

Rafe has just entered middle school...UH OH he's a trouble maker.....then he meets Jeanie Galleta


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