Outstanding, Primary, Intermediate, Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Alexa Nisenson, Rules, Relationships, Friends, Middle School, Teenagers, Rebel
After being kicked out of school after school, Rafe has one last chance before he has to go to a military school. When he arrives to his new middle school, he discovers the principle is crazy about rules and keeping all creativity out, which Rafe disagrees with. Leo, Rafe's best friend, comes up with a crazy plan to break all the school rules so that the students can have more fun. Slowly, things start to spiral out of control until Rafe and his entire homeroom is suspended and his teacher fired. Trying to fix the problem, Rafe tells the truth, causing him to be expelled. With nothing left to lose, Rafe uses pranks to expose the principle for cheating on tests to make his school the best. In the end, Rafe is able to let go of Leo, who is really his brother that died, and make new friends.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 38
, Article 13.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol38/iss9/13