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Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar Hardcover – March 18, 2013


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 520L (What's this?)
  • Series: Middle School
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (March 18, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316207543
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316207546
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,116 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 5-8-Middle-school fiction's most unreliable narrator, Rafe Khatchadorian, better watch his back because his sister, Georgia, has a thing or three to say about his version of life in their household. While she may be as unreliable as her brother, she's equally entertaining. Georgia is about to start middle school and is nervously looking forward to it. She likes school and is a great student. Not that she's bragging, but she actually skipped a grade. If she's a bit miffed about all the chores she does, like regularly making dinner, or about all the attention Rafe gets from their overworked single mother, she doesn't show it. Much. If she thought she could enter middle school and make her own mark, she soon finds out how wrong she is when teacher after teacher screeches, "Rafe Khatchadorian's sister???" She also learns that Rafe's nemesis has a little brother and he's gunning for Georgia, as are the three princesses led by Missy. The packaging and formula of this entry in the wildly popular series are what readers have come to expect: a first-person narrative containing many moments of mayhem, misbehavior, and irreverence, heavily and humorously illustrated. Oh, and don't forget the revelation of a big secret near the end. Fans will be pleased, and new readers will easily pick up the vibe. This installment will not sit long on the shelf.-Brenda Kahn, Tenakill Middle School, Closter, NJα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

From Booklist

Can her first year of middle school possibly be worse for Georgia—a “smart, kind, creative” girl known for good grades— than it was for her older brother, Rafe, who set out to break every rule in the student handbook? Evidently it can, as Georgia describes her first weeks at the school where her brother’s reputation turns every teacher against her and she becomes an instant target for the local mean girls. Told in first person by an admittedly unreliable narrator, Georgia’s narrative seems, at times, less like her version of reality and more like a daydream, with a self-assured boyfriend materializing and her much-dreaded troubles evaporating in time for the story’s happy climactic scene. In addition, Georgia adjusts with perhaps unrealistic speed to the revelation that she was adopted. Still, like the earlier Rafe books in the popular Middle School series, this amusing, well-paced novel, which features cartoon-like illustrations, offers an accessible, quick read for tweens. Grades 4-6. --Carolyn Phelan

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Customer Reviews

Read every night before the bed time and laugh.
M. Spektor
I enjoyed it because it was from Georgia's point of view so that made it more special. plus i liked the revenues that they did.
Danielle J Heilmann
I teach in a middle school and love these books.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Reno Dad on January 23, 2014
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I FELT MY BELLY BUTTEN JIGGLE WHEN I READ THIS BOOK!

Please note: the above review was written by my nine-year-old son after he finished this book on his Kindle, which is registered under my account. Apparently the boy is a fan of caps-lock and does not know how to spell "button". Time for a spelling test and a discussion of netiquette.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Mitchell on June 1, 2013
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We enjoyed hearing the sister's point of view in this book while, at the same time, catching up with Rafe from the first book. As my son looks ahead to middle school, this book gives him insight into what awaits him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sydney on October 12, 2013
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I love this book and I hope you will read it someday to. I finished this book in 2 days happy reading.
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Format: Hardcover
For my book report I decided to write about Middle School: My Brother Is a Big Fat Liar. The book is about a girl name Georgia Khatchadorian who is starting school at High Valley Middle School (HVMS). At HVMS there are three mean girls who are extremely rich and think they own the school. They call themselves Princess. Also all the teachers think Georgia is like her brother Rafe, a trouble maker. They always have eyes on everything she does. My favorite part of the book is when Georgia throws pudding on the Princess in the lunchroom. She does this because the Princess are being rude to everyone. I think all the characters in the book are believable, because at every school there are mean girls, trouble makers and people who have a hard time fitting in. I like how the story ended because Georgia stands up for her self and her friends by telling the three mean girls to stop being rude to people. I would recommend this book to people who like James Patterson Books.
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Format: Kindle Edition
It tells the truths about about Rafe and what he lied about during the years of Middle School. It is also a funny comedy and great for tweens and teens looking for a laugh. It is also a book that keeps us kids busy when we are ready to read. This book and all children's books that James Patterson has written have kids continuously wanting to read more. I most definitely recommend this book to this book to kids like me that love books and comedy. These books might even have kids at the edge of our seats. That goes for the rest of the James Patterson's children's books. These children's books are worth there money most definitely.
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By Cat Martinez on October 18, 2014
Format: Paperback
Not that engaging. I read a lot of books to my kids and love Nate the Great and Junie B Jones and Diary of a Wimpy Kid and more, so I gave this a shot. James Patterson is an excellent author and has written many excellent books, it's just that this wasn't that great. I have not tried the others in the series. Typically if one doesn't grab me, then I don't try the others. It was a bit fantastical and far-fetched,and maybe kids would enjoy it. I know I tend to enjoy the kid's books, but just for some reason wasn't pulled into this one.
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I really enjoyed this book. I love to read for pleasure,and this book helped me to do just that. I really liked reading the Middle School:Worst years of my life from Rafes point of view,but,personally,I enjoyed Georgia's side of the story even more. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves to read as much as I do,so if you liked the Middle School:Worst Years Of My Life series,or you're a girl in middle school,I suggest you check out this book.
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By Martha Sedky on August 16, 2014
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Great book! I loved the story line. I've enjoyed reading all of the Middle School books! James Patterson writes for everyone!
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