Teen Review — My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar by James Patterson


Finally, Georgia Khatchadorian, a studious and hard-working girl, is starting sixth grade. This means she gets to go to a new school and make new friends. Sounds fun, right? Well, think again! As she enters the sixth grade, the teachers and students at Hill Village Middle School have a different opinion. Just because she is related to her older brother, Rafe, doesn’t mean she is just as annoying and undisciplined as him. As she gets used to the school, it is up to Georgia to erase the terrible reputation that Rafe had left behind and make a new one of her own. This means she must find a way to prove herself and deal with all the other school-related problems she would face. Will she show them that not every Khatchadorian is like her brother, or will she become the same troublemaker that everyone at her middle school expects her to be?

This book was a very interesting journey. The series had originally started off with Rafe’s point of view. But this book was different since it was from his sister’s perspective. This gave the story an interesting twist that was enjoyable to read. I liked how each page brings the scenes to life from small scribbles to vivid pen drawings. It allows for the reader to think as the protagonist and understand their surroundings. James Patterson does a great job by creating a story unlike his others in the series while still inserting the same entertaining humor. In total, this book was a pleasure to read.

The most memorable part of this book was the relationship between Rafe and Georgia. This is because sometimes they seem to despise each other and sometimes they help each other out. I find their relationship, as brother and sister, kind of cute. While having that occasional sibling rivalry, they still find the occasion to show that they care for one another, and nothing can beat that!


Review by Harshita, grade 8, Twin Hickory Area Library

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