Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life - Free Preview: The First 20 Chapters [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life - Free Preview: The First 20 Chapters

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316185264
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 5/26/2011
  • Series: Middle School Series , #1
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Free Preview
  • Sales rank: 1,921
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet 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.

Biography

James Patterson had been working as a very successful advertising copywriter when he decided to put his Masters degree in English to a somewhat different use. Inspired by bestselling hair-raising thrillers like The Day of the Jackal and The Exorcist, Patterson went to work on his first novel. Published in 1976, The Thomas Berryman Number established him as a writer of tightly constructed mysteries that move forward with the velocity of a bullet. For his startling debut, Patterson was awarded the prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel—an auspicious beginning to one of the most successful careers in publishing.

A string of gripping standalone mysteries followed, but it was the 1992 release of Along Came a Spider that elevated Patterson to superstar status. Introducing Alex Cross, a brilliant black police detective/forensic psychologist, the novel was the first installment in a series of bestselling thrillers that has proved to be a cash cow for the author and his publisher.

Examining Patterson's track record, it's obvious that he believes one good series deserves another…maybe even a third! In 2001, he debuted the Women's Murder Club with 1st to Die, a fast-paced thriller featuring four female crime fighters living in San Francisco—a homicide detective, a medical examiner, an assistant D.A., and a cub reporter. The successful series has continued with other numerically titled installments. Then, spinning off a set of characters from a previous novel (1998's When the Wind Blows), in 2005 he published Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment. Featuring a "flock" of genetically engineered flying children, the novel was a huge hit, especially with teen readers, and spawned a series of vastly popular fantasy adventures.

In addition to continuing his bestselling literary franchises, Patterson has also found time to co-author thrillers with other writers—including Peter de Jonge, Andrew Gross, Maxine Paetro, and Howard Roughan—and has even ventured into romance (Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, Sam's Letters to Jennifer) and children's literature (santaKid). Writing at an astonishing pace, this prolific author has turned himself into a one-man publishing juggernaut, fulfilling his clearly stated ambition to become "the king of the page-turners."

Good To Know

Patterson's Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas was inspired by a diary his wife kept that tracked the development of their toddler son.

Two of Patterson's Alex Cross mysteries (Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls) have been turned into films starring Morgan Freeman; in 2007, a weekly television series premiered, based on the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels.

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    1. Hometown:
      Palm Beach, Florida
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 22, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Newburgh, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Kaitlin

    I love this book! My friend showed me it and i recommend it to anyone!!

    425 out of 548 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Love the story. Free 20 chapters got me hooked

    It is a fun book in the voice of a misunderstood middle school boy. Felt for the kid. Glad i got it. Would recommend it.

    338 out of 413 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    Sera purvis

    I think the book was great and perfect for kids my age

    252 out of 380 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    Awesome

    Awesome awesome

    207 out of 436 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Mayalee

    - this book is absolutley awsome

    160 out of 248 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Booklr

    This book was so good and it teaches kids that if you dont do your school work you will get in trouble

    151 out of 215 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    Wow!

    This is the best book that i have read in a long time and it i can totally understand some of the things that ralfe faces due to me being in jr.high

    115 out of 172 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    Yessssssssss!!!!!

    I love this book it is amazing
    This book will make u never want to stop reading it.
    I loved this book so much i reed it all in one day i mean it.
    I wonder if u would rate it 5 stars like i did!?!
    I bet u would like me
    Read this book its amazing!
    One more thing great about this book is that it is free for your nook!!!!!!! Thats amazing right!?!

    97 out of 126 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Good book

    I agree with the book. Middle school is exactly like it says it is and we never realize it until we are told how horibble it really was.

    97 out of 141 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Awesome

    You haveto get this book it is awesome please get it,it is funny and free

    80 out of 116 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2011

    This is a total must read so all you loosers out ther who dont read books then suck it up and read this one because I love it and if yyiu are a middle schooer you will love it sooo much because it us SO not boring like other annoying books by James P

    I love this book!

    43 out of 70 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Awesomenes

    I love this book... it helps me with problems
    I mean...if i had any...lol.
    But realy, its a great book!

    41 out of 66 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Awesome!

    This book is so cool! I do have the whole 25 chapters for9.99 but really you dont need it because if you just get the free 20 chapters that book is use less becauese u r only gonna read 5 chapters.

    40 out of 55 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    The good book

    This is one of the best book I have every read

    39 out of 50 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    Awsome

    This book is awsome

    36 out of 50 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Good

    This was a very good book. It is about a boy who i guess u could say sorta wnts 2 get rid of a goody goody rep. I can definatly understand why. Overall a pretty good book for all ages. Especially people in middle school!!!

    34 out of 47 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    Good

    It was a good book(but not fantastic)

    30 out of 65 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Hi

    At wallmart it was like 9.00. But on the nook it is free! I think you should get it on here to not waist your money

    26 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    ..........................

    Should I get it because i dont wanna get hooked on the first 20 chapters..............

    25 out of 73 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Great, only a preview

    Very well written although it is only a preview. James Patterson can write kids books. I liked it.

    24 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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