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Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life

By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts (Paper Over Board, 2014)

James Patterson has had more #1 bestsellers for children than any living writer. He is the author of the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, and Daniel X novels, as well as House of Robots. His blockbuster fiction for adults, featuring enduring characters like Alex Cross--in addition to his many books for teens, such as the Maximum Ride series--have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide. He lives in Florida.

Chris Grabenstein is a New York Times bestselling author who has also collaborated with James Patterson on Treasure Hunters and Daniel X: Armageddon. He lives in New York City.

Laura Park is a cartoonist and the illustrator of the I Funny series and three books in the Middle School series, and her work has appeared in The Best American Comics. She lives in Chicago.
  • Praise for Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life:

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
    A #1 Indiebound Bestseller
    A 2012 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers
    A 2013 Hawaii's Children's Choice Award Winner
    A 2013 ALSC Summer Reading List Book
    A 2010 Oregon Children's Choice Award Winner
    A 2014 Oregon Reader's Choice Award Nomine

  • * "Patterson artfully weaves a deeper and... thought-provoking tale of childhood coping mechanisms and everyday school and family realities.... Hand this book to misbehaving, socially awkward, or disengaged boys and girls.... It might help them believe that there is a place for them in the world, no matter how dire times may seem in the present." ( School Library Journal, starred review ).

  • "Readers will discover the best kind of child: one that is intelligent, artistic, and brave.... A world perfectly described through a 12-year-old's point of view...a satisfying and progressive tale with real sweetness." (Kirkus Review).

  • "A keen appreciation of kids' insecurities and an even more astute understanding of what might propel boy readers through a book.... a perfectly pitched novel." ( Los Angeles Times ).

  • "Incredibly detailed and imaginative illustrations... add depth and humor.... an enjoyable story that even the most reluctant readers should enjoy." ( Library Media Connection ).

  • "The book's... dynamic artwork, and message that 'normal is boring' should go a long way toward assuring kids who don't fit the mold that there's a place for them, too." ( Publishers Weekly ).


Product Details

Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $13.99 US/$15.99 CAN
  • Pages: 320
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316322027
  • On Sale Date: 05/06/2014
Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life