Grades 5 - 9
Grade level Equivalent: 5
Lexile Measure®: 700L
Guided Reading: V
- Comedy and Humor
- Comic Books and Graphic Novels
- Adolescent Issues
- Middle School
About This Book
Middle School Can Be Funny...A Cartoon-Enhanced Adventure!
Here's a genuinely hilarious, surprisingly poignant story of a wildly imaginative, one-of-kind kid that middle-school readers won't soon forget. Blockbuster author James Patterson's page-turning thrillers have sold millions of copies around the world. So when he turns his storytelling talents to writing for young readers, his success is no real surprise. The comic cartoony line drawings by Laura Park add to the appeal.
Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Lucky for Rafe, he's got a foolproof plan for the best year ever, if only he can pull it off. With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding the points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class is worth 5,000 points. Running in the hallway is 10,000. Pulling the fire alarm, 50,000! 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 truths he's been avoiding.