James Patterson's winning follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life--which the LA Times called "a perfectly pitched novel"--is another riotous and heartwarming story about living large.
After sixth grade, the very worst year of his life, Rafe Khatchadorian thinks he has it made in seventh grade. He's been accepted to art school in the big city and imagines a math-and-history-free fun zone. Wrong! It's more competitive than Rafe ever expected, and to score big in class, he needs to find a way to turn his boring life into the inspiration for a work of art. His method? Operation: Get a Life! Anything he's never done before, he's going to do it, from learning to play poker to going to a modern art museum. But when his newest mission uncovers secrets about the family Rafe's never known, he has to decide if he's ready to have his world turned upside down. (Includes over 100 illustrations.)
About the Author
James Patterson is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books, including the blockbuster series MAXIMUM RIDE. More than 100 million of his books are in print around the world, making him one of the top-selling writers of all time.
Chris Tebbetts is the "New York Times" bestselling coauthor of James Patterson s Middle School series. Originally from Yellow Spring, Ohio, Tebbetts is a graduate of Northwestern University. He lives and writes in Vermont.
Bryan Kennedy is credited as a singer, songwriter, author, playwright, actor, keynote speaker and Spot Life Coach. Possibly best known for the three #1 Garth Brooks hits he penned, the Ole Miss football star has written numerous works. They include two plays, two animated cartoon scripts and two children books in addition to three books for adults. He has also written songs for artists like Rick Trevino, Deryl Dodd and Jerry Reed among others. His own albums include "Dis-Connected," "I'm so Jealous of Me" and "Made in the Shade." Kennedy will soon branch out into film. Following the book release he will appear in "The Secret Handshake" starring Kevin Sorbo in May of this year. Additionally, his play "Toe Roaster" is slated to become a motion picture at the end of 2015. He will star in the acclaimed musical comedy's film adaptation.