Friday, July 22, 2011

Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson

Rafe is not looking forward to middle school. He already has a problem at home with his mom's fiance who spends all day just sitting on the sofa while his mom works double shifts to support them all. Rafe's concerns about middle school are confirmed on the first day he gets on the wrong side of Miller the Killer in homeroom. And at the first assembly of the year the principal hands out the code of conduct and reads every rule aloud - all 112 of them. With the support of his best friend Leo, Rafe decides that the only way to make the year better is to break every rule in the code. He devises a point system for the rules awarding himself extra points for things such as standing up to Miller or attracting the attention of cute girl Jeanne. This book is obviously meant to appeal to fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid books but it comes across as what it is, just a knock off. Still, it will undoubtably be very popular because of the format and the author.

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