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. For ages 8+.
Nobody creates enduring characters like James Patterson—including including beloved detective Alex Cross, Lindsay Boxer of the Womens Murder Club, the high-flying Maximum Ride and the hilarious Rafe Katchadorian of Middle School. And nobody gets people reading—for life—like James Patterson. His masterful skill at blending action, emotion, and imaginative hyper-reality has won him fans of all ages. His books have sold an estimated 275 million copies worldwide. And his success isn’t just from the sales of thrillers like the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club and Michael Bennett series. Patterson is also the current bestselling author writing in both the young adult and middle grade categories; his series for young readers include Middle School, Maximum Ride, Witch & Wizard, and Daniel X, which have spent more than 200 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
James Patterson is on a mission to get kids to become passionate, literate, inspired readers. In 2008, he founded ReadKiddoRead.com, the most popular not-for-profit site on the Internet to help adults find books that kids will love. His 2011 editorial essay for CNN, featuring the sound advice that “the best way to get kids reading more is to give them books that they’ll gobble up—and that will make them ask for another”, is a call to action that received over seventy thousand “recommends” on CNN.com and was read and passed along millions of times. From his generous scholarships to his regular donations of hundreds of thousands of books to troops overseas, Patterson has shared his passion for books and reading and supported those who do the same. Patterson lives in Palm Beach, Florida, with his wife, Susan, and son, Jack.
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