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Publisher's Summary

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!

Discover the number one best-selling middle-grade comic that inspired a major motion picture: Children's Choice Award winner James Patterson has never been more hilarious and heartwarming.

Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got an ace plan for the best year ever: to break every rule in his school's oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class: 5,000 points! Running in the hallway: 10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm: 50,000 points! 

But when Rafe's game starts to catch up with him, he'll have to decide if winning is all that matters or if he's finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he's been avoiding.

Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

©2011 James Patterson (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

A 2010 Oregon Children's Choice Award Winner

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 2014 Oregon Reader's Choice Award Nominee

A 2014 ALSC Summer Reading List Book

"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." (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"It's a chatty, funny, engaging book, one that often addresses the reader directly. It's 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." (The New York 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) 

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The awesome book

The narrator was perfect,the story was fun to listen. The only negative part was the background music.Beside that was perfect

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Really good book!

I've listened to it so many times one for my favorite book! Love it !

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this was dumb

I don't know if it was the book or the narration but this is very hard to listen to we can even make it to chapter 3 and my son is a 12 year old

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Amazing book! Funny loved this book

really loved it because good storyline funny a really great book. Super good love it also very fun book good for kids. I really loved it great storyline performance was amazing overall was just magnificent and The author and the narrator are just so good.!!!