Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
My name is Simone, I’m 13 years old and I’m going into 8th grade. I enjoy skiing, playing volleyball, skateboarding and I have a love for fashion.
Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life is about growing up, changing as a person and going through life. Rafe, the main character, and his best friend created the project RAFE (RULES AREN’T FOR EVERYONE) because they have a very long list of rules at school that their principal provided. Since they don’t like being bossed they decide they want to break every single rule. Rafe was quickly noticed by his crush, Jeanne, and was more inspired to continue. Rafe doesn’t mind his punishments unless he has to sit in detention with Ms. Donatello who’s always wondering why he’s pulling these pranks. Leo always sketches out what the next prank should be to keep on inspiring Rafe. After reading further into the book you find out something shocking about Rafe’s best friend.
Rafe’s mom starts to worry about his grades because he is more focused on pranking the principal than school. The only thing that’s saving Rafe from being held back a grade because of his grades are his art skills. One night while pulling another prank they see the principal doing something at school that could get him in trouble. Rafe could get the principal fired but then he couldn’t prank anymore, what will Rafe do? Read to find out!