Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life


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Discover the #1 bestselling middle-grade comic that inspired a major motion picture: Children's Choice Award winner James Patterson has never been more hilarious and heartwarming.

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: 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.

James Patterson's debut middle-grade novel addresses some of middle schoolers' biggest issues: bullies, first crushes, and finding out what makes each of us special, all with a hilarious main character and fantastic in-text illustrations that are sure to have young readers begging for more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316101691
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 11/06/2012
Series: James Patterson's Middle School Series , #1
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 3,829
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

James Patterson was selected by readers across America as the Children's Choice Book Awards Author of the Year in 2010. He is the internationally bestselling author of the highly praised Middle School books, Confessions of a Murder Suspect and the Maximum Ride, Witch & Wizard, Daniel X, and Alex Cross series. His books have sold over 230 million copies worldwide, making him one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

Chris Tebbetts is the author of The Viking, a fantasy adventure series for young readers, and co-author of the young adult novel, M or F?, with Lisa Papademetriou. He lives in Vermont.

Laura Park is a cartoonist and illustrator. She is the author of the minicomics series Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream, and her work has appeared in the Best American Comics. She lives in Chicago.


Palm Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Newburgh, New York


B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971

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Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1359 reviews.
emo-kid-vince More than 1 year ago
I bought this book at an airport but i read it on a 2hr flight to florida and it was amazing how the author wrote this though the charicters prespective. It also has an emotiona side that yoing readers will appel to. The ending is a surprise that is unpredoctable witch is why i love this book. In addition its very visual with the drawings between chapters. Its worth the proce on the nook the actual book is 15$
Balina More than 1 year ago
That was great. I enjoyed every minute reading this.
Angel Webb More than 1 year ago
This book is great if you like diary of a wimpy kid,big nate,etc.
Zanymom More than 1 year ago
My son read this book in two days on the nook. He's 11 & in the 6th grade & really liked this book. :) It kept his interested & he's not a huge reader.
TexRogers More than 1 year ago
This is a fun book and we have all kids my age have had to have that first day in Middle School. There is a " Miller The Killer" in all schools and this book made me laugh having been in some the same situations. The book is funny and any middle school student will get a real kick out of this book. The drawing will remind you of Diary Of A Wimpy Kid and The Defense Of Thaddeus Ledbetter. They are cool. Read it! You will like it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written kids (9-14) book if you are looking for a delightful funny entertaining book chose this one!! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 11 years old in 6th grade and the title got me thinking that school really is the worst. Especially when your dealing with the dress codes, tardy slips, and extra homework. I personaly think that this book is better than anything i yave ever read. Even better than the entire series of diary of a wimpy kid and i wish there is going to be another one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its so awsome i could read it like a 1000 times
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great book for a rising middle schooler like me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That was an awesome book!!!
Anthony Sherrill More than 1 year ago
The book was great. It was a page turning easy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im 10 and about to go to middlw school next year so yhis book is a big help to prep me for my 3 years in middle school
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book I couldn't put it down if you've read the diary of a wimpy kid series its kinda like that.I defenitly recomend. Thanks for reading ~stylus8
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg luv this book soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good im confused tgough is lea imagianary? Thats what the author majes it look like
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and everything about it is great. i love the illistrations and it is very well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey I luv it and I'm a girl I totally recommend it for kids 8-13
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My teacher in 5th grade is reading it to the class in homeroom it rocks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi im a little girl im 9 and i love this book this book is reccomended for any kid out there!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This Book was the best book I¿ve ever read. I¿m not much of a reader, but this one was pretty good. The author meant for it to be entertaining. I think anyone with a humors and jokeful personality would love this book. I have that personality, so now you know why I liked this so much. It wasn¿t that funny, but it really interested me. The book¿s about a boy who starts a new point in his life, but doesn¿t enjoy it very well. He¿s bullied, changed, and disappointed. After a little more, you start to think he¿s a hot shot. The book has a lot of mixed feelings. I don¿t think that it should be a comedy because it wasn¿t as funny as it said it was going to be. I think he should have made it a little bit funnier. He did an awesome job with getting the message (don¿t let your surroundings change you) across. I personally think it was better than The Giver. I¿m saying this because; I¿m a funny, outgoing, jokey type of person. So, in my opinion, I think that The Giver, compared to this book, was boring.Overall, besides the ¿¿humorous¿¿ parts, and the settings, it was pretty awesome. I recommend it for people ages 10-16 read it. It¿ll really keep you interested and busy. I think it¿s because it¿s written by James Patterson. He¿s an awesome writer.I would definitely read this book I was a 10-16 year old kid (I¿m 13). I absolutely loved it! If you can get me to say that, then the book was pretty good because I absolutely, positively hate reading! AWESOME BOOK!!!
Sydney Spires More than 1 year ago
This book is a fun, kid friendly book that shows middle school can be fun and exiting and not as boring as everyone says.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont drink and drive Dont do drugs Dont txt and drive Dont break the law
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever. I reccomend this book to kids who like humorous books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1:Is Leo imaginary? 2:Is he seriously mentally screwed up which makes him want to do these? 3:Is this story about really deep things?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HOLY CRAP THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :D