Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got an ace plan for the best year ever, if only he can pull it off: With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class-5,000 points! Running in the hallway-10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm-50,000 points! But when Rafe's game starts to catch up with him, he'll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he's finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he's been avoiding.
Blockbuster author James Patterson delivers a genuinely hilarious-and surprisingly poignant-story of a wildly imaginative, one-of-kind kid that you won't soon forget.JAMES PATTERSON was selected by kids across America as Children's Choice Book Awards Author of the Year in 2010. He is the internationally bestselling author of the highly praised Maximum Ride novels, the Witch & Wizard series, the Daniel X series,Med Head,and the detective series featuring Alex Cross. His books have sold more than 205 million copies worldwide, making him one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.
Chris Tebbetts is the author of The Viking, a fantasy adventure series for young readers, and co-author of the young adult novel,M or F?, with Lisa Papademetriou. He lives in Vermont.
Laura Park is a cartoonist and illustrator. She is the author of the minicomics seriesDo Not Disturb My Waking Dream, and her work has appeared in theBest American Comics. She lives in Chicago with her pet pigeon, Nixon.