Teen Review– Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson


This book was about a boy, Rafe Khatchadorian, who hates middle school and wants to do something that no one else has. So, he invents a game, Operation R.A.F.E. The rules were to break every rule in the school’s code of conduct book. He faces many difficulties and obstacles, but he is still persistent and does not give up. Hills Village Middle School is the best and worst thing that happened to Rafe.

I thought this book was well thought out and had a very interesting plot. I like how the author gave each character some difficulty, but also gave them a loophole to get out of it, especially at the end. Something I loved about the book was how it was written in first person point of view because it made me really understand how the character was feeling at every moment. Another exceptional thing about the book was that the character was actually talking to us in some chapters, which is not commonly found in most books. This book could not be put down after I started reading it.

One memorable thing about the book was how the author had made Rafe get the consequences he deserved, but also gave him something to enjoy about at the end of the book. Rafe had found a loophole to his problems in Hills Village Middle School and was very happy and joyful.


Review by Vaishnavi, grade 6, Twin Hickory Area Library

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