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Middle School. The Worst years of my life by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts

Middle School the worst years of my life by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. Pub. Young Arrow, 2011.

A bit of a laugh this but it has a serious side. Great for boys who like the silly stuff like Andy Griffiths books.

Rafe Khatchadorian lives with his mother Jules his sister Georgia and their mothers pretty awful boyfriend who the kids call Bear. Rafe also has an imaginary friend who we find out about later in the story but is instrumental in setting Rafe on a plan of disruption that will change his life forever.

On his first day at school Rafe along with all the other children, is given the big talk at assembly in which the school Code of Conduct is read. Rafe being artistic and imaginative decides on a course of disruption. He sets out to break every code on the Code of Conduct but balks at hurting anybody else. His actions are absurd and funny at the same time and they are excellently illustrated by Laura Park’s illustrations.

Will appeal to year 5,6,7,8 children with reading ages 9-12years. Totally harmless but fun and does deal with serious issues like bullying and bad step-parenting.

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