Synopses & Reviews
Itandrsquo;s the first week of middle school, i.e., the Worst Place in the Entire World. How do you survive in a place where there are tough kids twice your size, sadistic teachers, and restrictions that make jail look like a five-star resort? Easy: with the help of Max Corrigan, middle school andldquo;expertandrdquo; and life coach. Let Max teach you how to win over not just one, but all of the groups in school, from the Preps to the Band Geeks. Along the way, Max offers surefire advice and revealing tips on how to get through universal middle school experiences like gym class, detention, faking sick, dealing with jocks and bullies, and acing exams (without getting caught cheating).
In an innovative format that is part narrative and part how-to, acclaimed illustrator Neil Swaab has created a hilarious new reading experience that is reminiscent of video games and sure to engage even the most reluctant reader.
andquot;Maxand#39;s proposed campaign and Swaaband#39;s oblique storytelling style are equally engaging.andquot;
andquot;...sure to hit the mark with middle schoolers in the trenches.andquot;
About the Author
Neil Swaab is a Brooklyn-based illustrator whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Utne Reader, the Village Voice, and most recently, James Pattersonandrsquo;s Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar. Swaab has also illustrated posters for Broadway shows and worked on Adult Swimandrsquo;s Superjail!, Comedy Centralandrsquo;s Ugly Americans, and Cartoon Networkandrsquo;s Annoying Orange. Learn more about Swaab at neilswaab.com.