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Middle School: Ultimate Showdown (Middle School 5)

Written by James Patterson

Part of the Middle School Series

Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers General Fiction

LoveReading View on Middle School: Ultimate Showdown (Middle School 5)

Sibling stars of the Middle School series Rafe and Georgia Khatchadorian go head to head in this interactive book, each giving their very different advice on how to get the important aspects of school life right – from homework, bullies and the canteen’s food, to really key stuff like what to wear! It makes for fun and entertaining reading, and actually gives kids lots of useful advice and reassurance too. Readers are invited to record their own ideas on the different topics, to complete puzzles and add even to add their own illustrations. As ever, Patterson knows exactly what gets kids’ attention, and even reluctant readers will relish this. Andrea Reece

The Middle School books are great for reluctant readers: teachers and parents will find this resource pack useful, with ideas for discussion points and activities related to the stories.

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Middle School: Ultimate Showdown (Middle School 5) Synopsis

The Khatchadorian kids are an opinionated duo, and as readers of the Middle School stories know, they don't exactly see eye to eye. But when wild-card Rafe and mostly-straight-laced Georgia go at it, the only thing more fun than their ranting is getting to join in! Their back-and-forth banter on a range of topics - from bullying to cafeteria food to school dress codes - introduces more than 40 writing and drawing prompts and other games, along with room for readers to share their own points of view.

Includes over 200 illustrations.

Find lots of news and fun activities on the Middle School booksand we have an activity pack to download here!

Middle School: Ultimate Showdown (Middle School 5) Reader Reviews

These are reviews of Middle School 7: Just My Rotten Luck.

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 10 - 'One of the best books I have ever read. I love the Middle School series and I think this is the best one yet. If you like Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates then you will love this too.'
  • Katelyn Keast, age 9 - 'I really like this book because it’s so funny and when I started reading I couldn’t stop. This book is so easy and fun to read I love it.'
  • Bryher Humphryes - 'I really enjoyed Middle school: just my rotten luck because it's really funny and hilarious and the cartoon drawings are amazing.'
  • Toby Jarvis, age 10 - 'This book is about a boy called Rafe who has an amazing passion for art he describes himself as a loser but throughout the year it gets better for him. I loved this book and now my brother is reading it and he loves it to.'
  • Josh Curtis, age 13 - 'Overall I think this was a very good book and I wanted to carry on reading as it was very interesting and funny. I would suggest this for 10 years and over.'
  • Sophia Curtis, age 9 - 'I really like this book and think that people 9+ boy or girl.'
  • Baqir Saleem, age 10 - 'Join Rafe on his amazing journey through middle school and see how he encounters ups and downs through his school life and copes through getting bullied by the brutal Miller the Killer...'

Middle School: Ultimate Showdown (Middle School 5) Press Reviews

Praise for the Middle School series:

“An excellent read” The Guardian Children’s Website on Middle School: Lost in London

“A great pick for reluctant readers” Amazon.co.uk reviewer on Middle School: Ultimate Showdown

“Middle School is my favourite set of books” Amazon.co.uk reviewer on Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli and Snake Hill

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780099596387
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Publisher: Arrow (Young) an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780099596363
Publication date: 22/05/2014
Publisher: Arrow (Young) an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099596387
Publication date: 4th June 2015
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Arrow (Young) an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: Reviewed by Children

About James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the bestselling series of the past decade: the Women's Murder Club, the Alex Cross novels and Maximum Ride, and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand alone thrillers. He has won an Edgar award, the mystery world's highest honour. He lives in Florida with his wife and son, seen pictured here. Best known for his thrillers he also writes for children and is passionate about encouraging children to develop a love of reading. ...

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