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Middle School: Save Rafe!

By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts (Audiobook, 2014)
James Patterson's hilarious story of perseverance and courage shows everyone's favorite troublemaker, Rafe Khatchadorian, the star of the Middle School series, learning to become a leader at long last.

After a rough summer, Rafe is heading back to the dreaded Hills Village Middle School, the site of the very worst years of his life. And as if that's not bad enough, he's learned that he's going to be held back a year unless he can prove himself on an outdoor survival excursion--complete with dangerous white-water rafting, dizzying rock climbing, and fanatical counselors. Rafe and the rest of the pack of "delinquent" trainees are forced to cooperate as they prepare for the final test: a solo excursion in the deep woods. Can Rafe come out of the experience in one piece? And if he does, he go home as the same insecure kid?
  • Hachette Audio
    • Format: Audiobook

    • Price: $17.98 US/$19.98 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781478953517

    • On Sale Date: 06/23/2014

    • Publisher: Hachette Audio

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James Patterson's hilarious story of perseverance and courage shows everyone's favorite troublemaker, Rafe Khatchadorian, the star of the Middle School series, learning to become a leader at long last.

After a rough summer, Rafe is heading back to the dreaded Hills Village Middle School, the site of the very worst years of his life. And as if that's not bad enough, he's learned that he's going to be held back a year unless he can prove himself on an outdoor survival excursion--complete with dangerous white-water rafting, dizzying rock climbing, and fanatical counselors. Rafe and the rest of the pack of "delinquent" trainees are forced to cooperate as they prepare for the final test: a solo excursion in the deep woods. Can Rafe come out of the experience in one piece? And if he does, he go home as the same insecure kid?

James Patterson was selected by kids across America as the Children's Choice Book Awards Author of the Year in 2010. He is the internationally bestselling author of the Middle School series, Treasure Hunters, and the I Funny, Confessions, Maximum Ride, the 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.

Chris Tebbetts has collaborated with James Patterson on three other books in the Middle School series and is also the author of The Viking, a fantasy-adventure series for young readers. He lives in Vermont.

Laura Park is a cartoonist and the illustrator of three other books in the Middle School series and the I Funny series. She is the author of the minicomic series Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream, and her work has appeared in The Best American Comics. She lives in Chicago.
  • Praise for Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar:

  • "Mayhem, misbehavior, and irreverence.... [and] don't forget the revelation of a big secret... This installment will not sit long on the shelf."  (School Library Journal).

  • "This amusing, will-paced novel... offers an accessible, quick read for tweens."  (Booklist).

  • 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

  • "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).

  • "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 #1 New York Times Bestseller
    A #1 Indiebound Bestseller
    A 2012 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers
    A 2013 Hawaii's Children's Choice Award Winner
    A 2013 ALSC Summer Reading List Book
    A 2010 Oregon Children's Choice Award Winner
    A 2014 Oregon Reader's Choice Award Nomine

  • * "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." (The Bulletin).

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Product Details

Middle School: Save Rafe!
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $17.98 US/$19.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 240
  • ISBN-13: 9781478953517
  • On Sale Date: 06/23/2014
Middle School: Save Rafe!