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Middle School: Ultimate Showdown

By James Patterson, Julia Bergen (Audiobook, 2014)
Readers get a chance to participate in James Patterson's wildly successful Middle School series in this interactive book featuring more than 80 hilarious anecdotes from dueling siblings Rafe and Georgia Khatchadorian--plus dozens of fun-filled activities!

The Khatchadorian kids are an opinionated duo, and as readers of the Middle School stories know, they don't exactly see eye to eye. But when wild-card Rafe and mostly-straight-laced Georgia go at it, the only thing more fun than their ranting is getting to join in! Their back-and-forth banter on a range of topics--from bullying to cafeteria food to school dress codes--introduces more than 40 writing and drawing prompts and other games, along with plenty of room for readers to share their own points of view. (Includes over 200 illustrations.)

  • Hachette Audio
    • Format: Audiobook

    • Price: $17.98 US/$19.98 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781478952626

    • On Sale Date: 03/31/2014

    • Publisher: Hachette Audio

    Formats Available: Paper Over Board, Audiobook, Audiobook

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Readers get a chance to participate in James Patterson's wildly successful Middle School series in this interactive book featuring more than 80 hilarious anecdotes from dueling siblings Rafe and Georgia Khatchadorian--plus dozens of fun-filled activities!

The Khatchadorian kids are an opinionated duo, and as readers of the Middle School stories know, they don't exactly see eye to eye. But when wild-card Rafe and mostly-straight-laced Georgia go at it, the only thing more fun than their ranting is getting to join in! Their back-and-forth banter on a range of topics--from bullying to cafeteria food to school dress codes--introduces more than 40 writing and drawing prompts and other games, along with plenty of room for readers to share their own points of view. (Includes over 200 illustrations.)

James Patterson was selected by readers across America as the Children's Choice Book Awards Author of the Year in 2010. He is the internationally bestselling author of the highly praised Middle School books, I Funny, Confessions of a Murder Suspect, and the Maximum Ride, Witch & Wizard, Daniel X, and Alex Cross series. His books have sold more than 275 million copies worldwide, making him one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

Julia Bergen was born in New Orleans, grew up in Massachusetts, and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband.
  • Praise for Middle School: Get Me out of Here!:

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
    An Indiebound Bestseller
    One of Barnes & Noble's Best Books of 2012

  • "Will be enjoyed by middle-grade boys, particularly reluctant readers." (VOYA).

  • "Short chapters and a partially graphic format are sure to appeal." (Booklist).

  • Praise for Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life:

    A 2012 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers
    2013 Hawaii's Children Choice Award Winner
    2010 Oregon Children's Choice Award Winner

  • * "As Patterson artfully weaves a deeper and more thought-provoking tale of childhood coping mechanisms and everyday school and family realities, readers are drawn into a deeper understanding of and compassion for the main characters." (School Library Journal, starred 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).

  • "Cleverly delves into the events that make middle school so awkward: cranky bus drivers, tardy slips, bathroom passes and lots of rules.... Hopefully, this isn't the last we hear from Rafe Khatchadorian."  (The Associated Press
    ).

  • "It's a chatty, funny, engaging book.... filled with energetic cartoons... that will appeal to your little rebel, depicting teachers as dungeon-keepers, matadors and flying dragons. Patterson... knows how to structure a plot and builds in some surprising--even touching--twists.... Rafe is the bad boy with a heart of gold." (New York Times).

  • "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).

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

  • "There is substance as well as appeal here.... Patterson deftly manages the pace of revelations that take readers deeper into Rafe's fragile trust.... Readers ready for something else in the same vein but more substantive than Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Peirce's Big Nate should be introduced to Rafe." (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books).

  • "Patterson and Tebbetts have created strong characters and relationships throughout the novel. Rafe has his triumphs and failures, but he's a realistic kid whom readers would want as a friend and coconspirator." (School Library Journal).

Product Details

Middle School: Ultimate Showdown
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $17.98 US/$19.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 120
  • ISBN-13: 9781478952626
  • On Sale Date: 03/31/2014
Middle School: Ultimate Showdown