- Age Range: 10 - 13 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 7
- Series: Middle School (Book 4)
- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: jimmy patterson (June 24, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316278580
- ISBN-13: 978-0316231756
- ASIN: 0316231754
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 608 customer reviews
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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.
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The story take place in Hills Village, Georgia Khatchadorian plans to excel at Hills Village Middle School in all the places her troublemaking brother failed. She's even bet him that she'll quickly become one of the most popular girls in school. But Rafe left a big mark at HVMS, and no one will give Georgia a chance! Even worse, Rafe has sneakily signed up her band to play at the school dance, and she's terrified to embarrass herself in front of the snooty "Princesses" who run the school and the boy who's caught her eye. Will she be able to overcome her fears and win her bet with Rafe? Find out THE TRUTH about Rafe Khatchadorian's sister in the first Middle School story from the point of view of Georgia.
Georgia and Rafe are very different and Rafe likes to be mean to Georgia. We get a whole new point of view of Rafe, in the other books he had been very innocent and only played pranks to prove a point. For example, on page 50 the text reads, "Back in the kitchen, I strained the pasta and ladled on some sauce.
'Hey Georgia, that actually doesn't look horrible,' Rafe said when I placed it in front of him.
I smiled sweetly, 'Be sure to eat it while it's nice and hot."
Rafe took a huge, greedy bite and hit the roof. Literally.
'Hot enough for you?' I asked, but Rafe didn't answer. He was too busy fanning the flames burning his lips . Hmm. I guess he didn't enjoy the entire bottle of hot sauce I emptied onto his pasta." We can already see Georgia's creativity to get back at Rafe after he was being a jerk. This shows how things are not always as they appear.
In this book, there are lots of parts that make you wonder. Like on page 99 when the author explains, "I pulled off my 'safe' outfit and found a pair of plain brown socks. I slipped my feet into a pair of low black boots. Then it was time to dry my hair.
No braids, I thought. No gel. just plain. I took the towel off my head.
'AIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!'" This makes us wonder what happened but we figure out soon enough.
In the book, you feel like you are Georgia. An example of this is on page 77 when the text say, "I have detention. I, Georgia Khatchadorian, straight-A student and Most Outstanding Effort winner, have detention.
This did not compute, not even when I was sitting in Ms.Donatello's classroom wondering what fresh torture awaited me." In this passage we can feel what Georgia is feeling; disbelief and misery. We learn that people are afraid of change but things always change.
This is an excellent book for preteen readers and anyone who wants a laugh. This book very well relates to the other books but we get a lot different view on things. I rate this book a five of five stars and a must read. Through everything we learn that there are people that you can be friends with but you have to give them a chance.