Books, Teen Reviews

Read + Review: Middle School: Big Fat Liar by James Patterson

51je-Tg3pHL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ Georgia Khatchadorian is very excited to begin the new school year as a 6th grader in Hills Village Middle School! Although, things don’t turn out the way she expected everything to be. Bullies arise and the Princess Patrol torments Georgia. To make matters worse, everyone in the school associates her with her troublemaker brother, Rafe, who left a horrible legacy behind. If anything, middle school is not turning out the way Georgia hoped for. Will she ever be able to survive middle school, or will she turn into a troublemaker, just like Rafe?

After reading a few of the books in this series, I was expecting a fun filled, action-packed read. Although, I felt as if this novel was a bummer. It didn’t really possess any good story line and I just wanted to put the book down and get it over with. This definitely wasn’t James Patterson’s best work, but there were a few hilarious moments here and there that I couldn’t resist laughing at. In addition, I felt as if the events in the story were very repetitive. Although, I really enjoyed the writing style throughout the whole novel! There are many pictures drawn throughout that give you a visual idea of the plot line.

This is the first story in the series that I really got to see Rafe from a different point of view. Although Rafe can be a troublemaker and a nuisance at times, he really is a sweet, caring boy that is very compassionate towards others.


Reviewed by Mitali, Grade 8, Twin Hickory Area Library

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