Synopses & Reviews
It's Rafe Khatchadorian's first day at Hills Village Middle School, and it's shaping up to be the worst year ever. He has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix, but 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 not everyone thinks Rafe's plan is a good idea, especially not the teachers, parents, and bullies who keep getting in his way. Will Rafe decide that winning is the only thing that matters? Are things about to go from magic to tragic? Find out in this hilarious — and heartwarming — #1 New York Times bestselling hit. Includes over 100 illustrations.
"A keen appreciation of kids' insecurities and an even more astute understanding of what might propel boy readers through a book...a perfectly pitched novel." Los Angeles Times
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.