Middle School is a place where many dreams are made and shattered. James Patterson, in the latest edition of Middle School series, tries to capture the life of a pre-teenage girl. I will try to tell the story in a gist. Georgia Katchadorian joins the school from where her brother was expelled. Her brother, Rafe’s reputation, does not make her life easier at the school. It seems the entire school is conspiring against her. As she completes a year in the school, she has made more enemies, and only very few friends. Life takes a turn for the good when she forms a band with children from another school and is asked by Sam, her crush if she would dance with him. Viola, all her troubles are over, and the school becomes a better place to live.
So far so good. The only problem I have is that I could not relate to Rafe and Georgia. I felt they had taken their pranks too far and that was not necessary. Even I have a little sister, and we have lots and lots of arguments, but nothing that would make us mad at each other and take revenge. The previous books in this series were good reads, but this book fails to deliver. That said, the author certainly knows how to retain the reader’s interest.