Monday, September 19, 2011

Book Review: Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson

Product Description

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.

My Thoughts

I am typing up this review about 10 days after reading this book here is my problem.....I don't remember much about it. It was not until I read the Product  Description did my memory remember the plot. Here is what I remember thinking....

-this book is a great read for middle school students. I think the humor and plot line will keep them engaged

-this book is similar to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

-being that I cannot remember anything about the book 10 days later it obviously was nothing special

-I will recommend to my students who like the Diary series, but other than that this book will be long lost and forgotten in my reading history

So many YA and middle grade books are so predictable anymore. They all follow the same format and structure. It is time for a new and cutting edge book to come along.
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