Monday, 6 July 2015

Number Seven in the Middle School series

USA Writers & Illustrator James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, illustrated by Laura Park Just My Rotten Luck  - Middle School Series  Penguin Random House  2015  $18.99pb  301pp

IBSN 978 0 0995 9645 5 Themes: Funny Stories/ Intermediate schools (USA)/ Special Needs students/ Series

Number seven in a series of funny, poignant and easy-to-read stories

about Rafe Khatchadorian, his friends and family as they struggle with the day to day problems of intermediate (middle school) life. It is a series that is immediately interesting to not-so-keen-readers with its slightly OTT jackets, comic type illustrations at practically every opening and its engaging writing style in which the writer brings the reader right alongside the action. However, good readers enjoy this series as well.  In this, the latest, Rafe finds he is being classed as a Special Needs student because of his ‘behaviour problems’ and is enrolled in a Learning Skills programme – you may even get to like it he is told….

Year 5 up/ Age 9 up 

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