Rafe Khatchadorian is just starting middle school. While sitting at an assembly he realizes that in order to make a name for himself in the school he needs to do something that people will remember him for. Now, before I go on there is one thing you need to learn about Rafe Khatchadorian. He loves to draw. His best friend is an imaginary cartoon named Leonardo the Silent (a.k.a. Leo). Leo influences almost all the decisions Rafe makes. Knowing that little piece of info let’s continue with our story.
Rafe is just sitting there wondering what to do while listening to the Vice President of HVMS ( Hills Village Middle School), Mrs. Ida Stricker drone on about the extremely long rule book. In that moment Leo gave Rafe the million dollar idea. He told Rafe that the best way to be remembered was to break all the rules in HVMS rule book. Rafe thought it was a great idea and planned it all out. He always got detentions when he broke the rules, so he wasn’t really worried. After a while it got bad. He once found himself in the back of a police car and facing expulsion.
How is Rafe going to get the mess he created?
This book is a 9. This is one of those that I can truly understand because I am in middle school. I have experienced all the bullies and rules first and secondhand. While I never tried to break every rule in the rule book I still know where the urge to be noticed comes from. There is 8 books in this series. Only 7 are out. The eighth should come out in October. I think people of all ages can read, enjoy, and relate to this book. It is amazing.