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, points! Running in the hallway, points! Pulling the fire alarm, 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: Hardcover , pages.
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Lists with This Book. Nov 30, Sara rated it it was ok. Okay, I'm a librarian, but I think this book tried too hard. I just never believed in the main character or the situations. And even though it tries to be funny, it's not funny. The drawings will appeal to kids, and I did like the surprise about Leo at the end, but overall, I was a little bored. Also, pulling a fire alarm is a serious offense in schools and gets kids caught up in the criminal justice system.
View all 33 comments. Jul 21, Amber rated it it was amazing Shelves: Rafe Katchadorian is now in the 6th grade and his imaginary friend Leo tells him that he should do something cool that would make his whole year: He should break the rules. Rafe agrees and creates Operation R.
Will he succeed or will everything he does all go up in flames? Read this and find out for yourself. This was a pretty good audiobook and the first book I've checked out by James Patterson. If you enjoy middle school stories, def check this out. It is available at your local library Rafe Katchadorian is now in the 6th grade and his imaginary friend Leo tells him that he should do something cool that would make his whole year: It is available at your local library and wherever books are sold. View all 10 comments. Dec 31, Kristen rated it liked it Shelves: A funny, engaging book.
I read this with my 7th graders every year, because they seem to really be able to identity with the narrator! There are so many fun activities to do with this book, so teachers and librarians take note: Mar 11, Louise Wilson rated it really liked it. Rage Katchadorian is in 6th grade. He has an imaginary friend called Leo who tells him he should do something cool. He should break all the rules. I quite liked this funny story about a boy who's imagination is bigger than he is. Apr 22, Donna rated it really liked it. Rafe and his best friend, Leo the Silent decide to make middle school more interesting by breaking every rule in the Code of Conduct handbook.
They have a very elaborate system for scoring points, losing points and even losing lives of which you are only allowed three before you fail. It is a funny at times yet serious book about bullying, first love, friendships and much much more. The art work portrayed in the book is quite good and adds humor to the over Rafe and his best friend, Leo the Silent decide to make middle school more interesting by breaking every rule in the Code of Conduct handbook. The art work portrayed in the book is quite good and adds humor to the overall story.
I quite enjoyed reading this James Patterson book and will be checking out more of his work in this series. View all 6 comments.
Dec 11, Samantha rated it did not like it Shelves: That is what happened to me when I first started listening to this middle-schooler geared audiobook. Patterson is supposed to be a genius. So many people in my town rave about how amazing his stuff is. So what's wrong with me? Why can't I get into his stuff? I knew I was in trouble when the intro music an annoying electric guitar piece continued even after the narrator started the story which made it difficult to focus on the words. The reader's voice Bryan Kennedy was beyond annoying, but I'll say more about that in a minute.
I was hoping this story would be suitable for him to read to get him out of the reading rut. I'm not sure if this book is actually in print or if it is only in audio format I'm guessing the latter as the main character references the fact that he is talking to me-his listener-through his story on an audiobook--a device I found quite annoying personally but it doesn't matter. I won't be getting this book out for him. It wasn't anything like what I expected.
What did I expect?
Well, this is a James Patterson story, so I expected super short chapters. Score one for me. One chapter was only 1 sentence long. I also expected some cheesy, cliche-laden scenes and dialogue. What I didn't expect was just HOW cheesy and cliched this story would be. The main character is annoying. Just about all the characters are annoying. Maybe it was the reader's voice that made them that way, but I have a feeling it was just the way the characters were written.
I think there are a few points I should make to explain why I feel this story is so bad. The game is to break every rule in the rule book. I know it's a work of fiction meant to entertain our youth, but could you send a worse message? Yeah, you could, but this one was bad enough.
And the ending made it even worse. My 6th grade son started listening to this book with me and he looked at me and said, "Is this for writer for real? Does he actually think a sixth grader would be like that?
| Trailer Andrew Daly in Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life () Griffin Gluck in Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life () Andrew Daly. Country, United States. Language, English. Budget, $ million. Box office. $ million. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life is a American It follows a middle school student who sets out to break every one of the many rules.
The kid seems more like a third or fourth grader to me. I just about fell over at that. And what they agreed on was that this book was ridiculous. She opted not to listen to it any more after disc 1 and asked me to turn it off when she was in the car with me.
This from the book's target audience guys! And the rewards for a million points? To be honest, I can't even remember them as they were only mentioned once and were so off-the-wall, over-the-top insane, it's just crazy. At this point, even my third grader was scratching his head trying to understand the point system and just what the point was for earning the points.
Oh, the reader's voice. I could say more unpleasant things, but I'll leave it at that. My first grader said the voice reminded him of Shaggy from Scooby Doo. I disagree with that but found it an interesting comparison. Okay, so the kid is a delinquent who is failing out of school, getting into fights, and trying to break rules.
So, what should we do with a kid like that? Sure, he gets a punishment of getting expelled and has to complete sixth grade in his mother's diner, but he gets a huge reward with minimal punishment. The supposed authorities let a family tragedy which happened nearly a decade before excuse the kid's behavior and bad choices. I just feel this is giving a really bad message to our kids. I wasn't the biggest James Patterson fan to begin with, but after this story, I'm even less of a fan.
I think this may be the last J. View all 5 comments. It was okay, now that I think about it- But it was incredibly boring. And, weirdly enough since it's rare I say this , I feel the movie was a whole lot better than this book. Have you ever wanted to break every rule in the book in middle school? The book, Middle School, the Worst years of My Life, is a great book that takes you through the twist and turns in the life of Rafe and his plan to make it through sixth grade. Along the way he has to fight dragons, try not to look like a loser in front of his crush Jeanne and fight the bully that has been out for him all year.
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