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May 07 2013

Middle School: My Brother is a Big Fat Liar by James Patterson and Lisa Papademetriou

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Young Arrow, 2013. ISBN 978-0-099-56786-8.
Recommended for 10 to 13 year olds. Georgia Khatchadorian is following in her brother Rafe's footsteps by attending Hills Village Middle School.
Rafe was not the most successful student; in fact he made a lot of enemies. Georgia wants to prove she is not like him and plans to be a huge success. Unfortunately her plans are continually thwarted by Rafe's reputation.
Her problems are greater than the negative preconceived opinions of the teachers. She has to contend with 'the Princess Patrol' a group of perfect but judgmental girls, an unusual new friend Rhonda who has problems of her own and her new role as a guitarist in a girl band.
To top it all off Rafe has secretly arranged for the band to play at the next school dance.
This latest book in the Middle School series deals with the issues of being different and wanting to fit in, a common problem for young adolescents.
James Patterson has collaborated with Lisa Papademetriou to write a female perspective to his Middle School stories.
Humorous drawings, scattered throughout the pages add to the appeal of the book.
A small book trailer is available at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgREGn8y-X4
Jane Moore

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