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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (979 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts Narrator: Bryan Kennedy Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Middle School Series Release Date:
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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! He’s going to do everything he’s never done before, 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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, especially because of the deus ex machina ending.”


  • “Short chapters and a partially graphic format are sure to appeal. Subplots involving Rafe’s missing father; adventures with his imaginary brother and muse, Leo; and Rafe’s emerging talent as an artist are also well handled, although they create a more subdued tone than in the previous book. Maturity is on Rafe’s horizon, but hopefully readers will be able to vicariously experience his eighth-grade adventures before it arrives.”


  • “[The] 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

  • “Kennedy’s youthful-sounding voice hooks listeners. He raises pitch and volume, emphasizing Rafe’s emotions, and he deepens his register for adults…and voices Rafe’s grandmother in tones that make her seem old and creaky. From diving in dumpsters for artifacts to visiting local art museums, Rafe’s escapades and mortifying adventures will appeal to kids, who will especially enjoy Kennedy’s fast-paced, occasionally overly dramatic reading. The illustrations are included in a pdf file.”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • “Bryan Kennedy perfectly voices Rafe, expertly navigating his ups and downs…This fast-paced tale of middle school mishaps and mayhem will appeal to reluctant readers and students who enjoyed Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.”

    School Library Journal (audio review)

  • “Patterson’s and Tebbetts’ vivid, accessible characters and understanding of kids’ insecurities will keep listeners laughing and engaged throughout this second Middle School series story. Kennedy’s dramatized narration occasionally overshadows and gives a forced feel to some of Rafe’s inner dialogue, but he superbly captures the snarky attitude and unsteady vocalization of a pubescent boy. Thematic connections including family relationships, making choices, bullying, friendship, and peer pressure, naturally lend themselves to age-appropriate discussions. Listeners are sure to be entertained during this humorous and thought-provoking tale.”

    Children’s Literature (audio review)

  • “Narrator Bryan Kennedy’s young-sounding voice and comic tone make the clueless hero sympathetic…Kennedy is spot-on as the puzzled outsider, especially when he sometimes talks directly to the listener. There are laughs and lots of action.”


  • “Chronicle[s]—with humor—the life of loner/misfit Rafe, a gifted artist with a good heart. Tweens will relate to Rafe, his often-misunderstood intentions, and his middle school awkwardness. This book shows a mean side of school—bullies, cyberbullying, and what happens when a friendship turns sour—things that most middle school kids deal with every day. The abundant illustrations add fun and insight.”


  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A 2012 Barnes & Noble Best Book for Children
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Luke hostetler | 2/18/2014

    " verey funny "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cori | 2/14/2014

    " Read as a read aloud with my fifth graders 2012- they loved it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by 5pfeiffer_andrew | 2/10/2014

    " I didn't know this was the seconded book so I was lost at first but I learned he didn't like his 6th grade year but when his mom loses her job he has to move and then gets accepted into a art school for his 7th grade year. He didn't like it there at the begging that much because all the students were competitive about their art work. Then on top of it he learns he has to do well so hes accepted next year so he now try's in school for the first time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Wejdan AL-Sahli | 2/10/2014

    " I really enjoy reading this book "

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