Books, Teen Reviews

Read + Review: Middle School: Ultimate Showdown by James Patterson

51je-Tg3pHL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Georgia and Rafe are a brother-sister duo who have completely opposite personalities. Rafe is a bit of a troublemaker who could care less about others, whereas Georgia is an intelligent, goody-two shoes that has to beat Rafe at everything he does. This novel explores the personalities of both individuals, focusing on their opposing standpoints of various topics. From help on bullying to dress codes, this book is the perfect read for anyone who wants a little advice in middle school!

I think that the book was an okay read; it was unique but it didn’t necessarily catch my eye. There were times where the book was hilarious, but the layout of the story was very confusing. The pages would jump from the point of view of Rafe to the point of view of Georgia in a very abrupt manner. Although some may be able to cope with the writing style and layout, I found it very annoying and odd. Even still, I did enjoy that there were activities throughout the book that you could complete for fun! I’ve never seen that in a novel, but I really did enjoy that!

I definitely enjoyed the humor and uniqueness of the story, especially the small activities that were dispersed throughout the book. I found them very appealing and hilarious, plus they were super fun to complete!


Reviewed by Mitali, Grade 8, Twin Hickory Area Library

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