Rafe Kane isn't sure he's ready for his first year of middle school. So to keep himself motivated, he teams up with his best friend, Leo the Silent, to create the ultimate game that will make school fun (or at the very least, interesting): trying to break every rule listed in his school's Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class--5,000 points! Running in the hallway--10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm--50,000 points! But pretty soon Rafe's game starts to catch up with him. He's failing most of his classes, and being bullied at school--and at home--is only making things worse. Rafe will have to decide if he wants to keep breaking the rules, or if there might be a better way to deal with his problems.
James Patterson's debut middle-grade novel addresses some of middle schoolers' biggest issues: bullies, first crushes, and finding out what makes each of us special, all with a hilarious main character and fantastic illustrations on a bonus PDF that are sure to have young listeners begging for more!
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James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.