Get Me Out of Here!

Author:   James Patterson ,  Chris Tebbetts ,  Bryan Kennedy ,  Bryan Kennedy
Publisher:   Hachette Book Group
Edition:   Library Edition
Volume:   02
ISBN:  

9781619690578


Publication Date:   01 May 2012
Recommended Age:   From 10 to 13 years
Format:   Audio  Audio Format
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Hi, I'm Rafe, and this is my latest tale of middle school madness. I get to move to the BIG CITY, but we live in the world's dinkiest house. I'm accepted to an AMAZING school where all the kids are super smart snobs. My first assignment is to create drawings based on my AWESOME life experiences, but I can't think of a single one. So I gear up for another mission, EVEN CRAZIER than my last one, and this time it's all about getting a life-the most INTERESTING life a middle-schooler ever had. So if you're ready for a super-surprising and totally off-the-wall adventure-well, let's do this thing!

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Author:   James Patterson ,  Chris Tebbetts ,  Bryan Kennedy ,  Bryan Kennedy
Publisher:   Hachette Book Group
Imprint:   Hachette Book Group
Edition:   Library Edition
Volume:   02
ISBN:  

9781619690578


ISBN 10:   1619690578
Publication Date:   01 May 2012
Recommended Age:   From 10 to 13 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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[The] message that 'normal is boring' should go a long way toward assuring kids who don't fit the mold that there's a place for them, too. -- Publishers Weekly Bryan Kennedy perfectly voices Rafe, expertly navigating his ups and downs...This fast-paced tale of middle school mishaps and mayhem will appeal to reluctant readers and students who enjoyed Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. -- School Library Journal (audio review) Chronicle[s]-with humor-the life of loner/misfit Rafe, a gifted artist with a good heart. Tweens will relate to Rafe, his often-misunderstood intentions, and his middle school awkwardness. This book shows a mean side of school-bullies, cyberbullying, and what happens when a friendship turns sour-things that most middle school kids deal with every day. The abundant illustrations add fun and insight. -- CommonSenseMedia.org Kennedy's youthful-sounding voice hooks listeners. He raises pitch and volume, emphasizing Rafe's emotions, and he deepens his register for adults...and voices Rafe's grandmother in tones that make her seem old and creaky. From diving in dumpsters for artifacts to visiting local art museums, Rafe's escapades and mortifying adventures will appeal to kids, who will especially enjoy Kennedy's fast-paced, occasionally overly dramatic reading. The illustrations are included in a pdf file. -- Booklist (audio review) Narrator Bryan Kennedy's young-sounding voice and comic tone make the clueless hero sympathetic...Kennedy is spot-on as the puzzled outsider, especially when he sometimes talks directly to the listener. There are laughs and lots of action. -- AudioFile Patterson and Tebbetts have created strong characters and relationships throughout the novel. Rafe has his triumphs and failures, but he's a realistic kid whom readers would want as a friend and coconspirator. -- School Library Journal Patterson's and Tebbetts' vivid, accessible characters and understanding of kids' insecurities will keep listeners laughing and engaged throughout this second Middle School series story. Kennedy's dramatized narration occasionally overshadows and gives a forced feel to some of Rafe's inner dialogue, but he superbly captures the snarky attitude and unsteady vocalization of a pubescent boy. Thematic connections including family relationships, making choices, bullying, friendship, and peer pressure, naturally lend themselves to age-appropriate discussions. Listeners are sure to be entertained during this humorous and thought-provoking tale. -- Children's Literature (audio review) Short chapters and a partially graphic format are sure to appeal. Subplots involving Rafe's missing father; adventures with his imaginary brother and muse, Leo; and Rafe's emerging talent as an artist are also well handled, although they create a more subdued tone than in the previous book. Maturity is on Rafe's horizon, but hopefully readers will be able to vicariously experience his eighth-grade adventures before it arrives. -- Booklist Will be enjoyed by middle-grade boys, particularly reluctant readers, especially because of the deus ex machina ending. -- VOYA


Narrator Bryan Kennedy's young-sounding voice and comic tone make the clueless hero sympathetic...Kennedy is spot-on as the puzzled outsider, especially when he sometimes talks directly to the listener. There are laughs and lots of action. -- AudioFile Patterson's and Tebbetts' vivid, accessible characters and understanding of kids' insecurities will keep listeners laughing and engaged throughout this second Middle School series story. Kennedy's dramatized narration occasionally overshadows and gives a forced feel to some of Rafe's inner dialogue, but he superbly captures the snarky attitude and unsteady vocalization of a pubescent boy. Thematic connections including family relationships, making choices, bullying, friendship, and peer pressure, naturally lend themselves to age-appropriate discussions. Listeners are sure to be entertained during this humorous and thought-provoking tale. -- Children's Literature (audio review) Bryan Kennedy perfectly voices Rafe, expertly navigating his ups and downs...This fast-paced tale of middle school mishaps and mayhem will appeal to reluctant readers and students who enjoyed Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. -- School Library Journal (audio review) Kennedy's youthful-sounding voice hooks listeners. He raises pitch and volume, emphasizing Rafe's emotions, and he deepens his register for adults...and voices Rafe's grandmother in tones that make her seem old and creaky. From diving in dumpsters for artifacts to visiting local art museums, Rafe's escapades and mortifying adventures will appeal to kids, who will especially enjoy Kennedy's fast-paced, occasionally overly dramatic reading. The illustrations are included in a pdf file. -- Booklist (audio review) Chronicle[s]-with humor-the life of loner/misfit Rafe, a gifted artist with a good heart. Tweens will relate to Rafe, his often-misunderstood intentions, and his middle school awkwardness. This book shows a mean side of school-bullies, cyberbullying, and what happens when a friendship turns sour-things that most middle school kids deal with every day. The abundant illustrations add fun and insight. -- CommonSenseMedia.org Short chapters and a partially graphic format are sure to appeal. Subplots involving Rafe's missing father; adventures with his imaginary brother and muse, Leo; and Rafe's emerging talent as an artist are also well handled, although they create a more subdued tone than in the previous book. Maturity is on Rafe's horizon, but hopefully readers will be able to vicariously experience his eighth-grade adventures before it arrives. -- Booklist Patterson and Tebbetts have created strong characters and relationships throughout the novel. Rafe has his triumphs and failures, but he's a realistic kid whom readers would want as a friend and coconspirator. -- School Library Journal [The] message that 'normal is boring' should go a long way toward assuring kids who don't fit the mold that there's a place for them, too. -- Publishers Weekly Will be enjoyed by middle-grade boys, particularly reluctant readers, especially because of the deus ex machina ending. -- VOYA


Author Information

JAMES PATTERSON was selected by kids across America as the 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; Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life; and the detective series featuring Alex Cross. His books have sold more than 230 million copies worldwide, making him one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida. Chris Tebbetts is the co-author of Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life, the author of The Viking, a fantasy adventure series for young readers, and the co-author of the young adult novel M or F? with Lisa Papademetriou. He lives in Vermont. Laura Park is the illustrator of Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life and the author of a minicomics series called Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream. Her work has appeared in the Best American Comics. She lives in Chicago.

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