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The eighth novel in James Patterson's hit series starring everyone's favourite underdog

Rafe Khatchadorian is getting the Hollywood treatment in a film version of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life starring Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle and Thomas Barbusca.

It's a dog-eat-dog world, and Rafe Khatchadorian is just trying to live in it. Life in middle school is finally starting to seem bearable – until Rafe spots his grandmother standing in the free-meal line at the local soup kitchen.

To help earn some money for the family, Rafe concocts a brilliant plan – a dog-walking business that soon turns into a huge money-making neighbourhood empire. He'll even have extra cash to buy his own WormHole Deluxe Multi-Platform GameBox!

That is, until two terrible twins launch the Great Dog War by sabotaging Rafe's flyers and stealing his customers. Plus, his bratty kid sister Georgia has skipped a grade – so now she's in all of Rafe's classes. Throw a kid a bone!

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784753900

    July 3, 2017

    Arrow

    256 pages

    RRP $18.99

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  • Hardback

    9781784753887

    November 15, 2016

    Arrow

    256 pages

    RRP $35.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781784753894

    October 17, 2016

    Arrow

    256 pages

    RRP $18.99

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Also by James Patterson

The People vs. Alex Cross
Haunted
Fifty Fifty
The Store
Murder Games
Laugh Out Loud
16th Seduction
Middle School: Million-Dollar Mess Down Under
Jack and Jill
Cross the Line
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
Kiss the Girls
Never Never
Two from the Heart
The Medical Examiner
I Funny: Around the World
Private Princess
NYPD Red 5
Middle School: From Hero to Zero
Treasure Hunters: Quest for the City of Gold
17th Suspect
Manhunt
Kill and Tell
Avalanche

Recommendations

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
The Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK12)
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
365 Days of Wonder
Undercover Princess
Alice-Miranda At School 1
Midnight Jewel
Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator
Trash
The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid
Thirteen Reasons Why
Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables
Magisterium: The Silver Mask
The Witches
A Semi-definitive List of Worst Nightmares
Library Of Souls
Dr Boogaloo and The Girl Who Lost Her Laughter
Pippa's Island 2: Cub Reporters
Now
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time