Opinionated siblings Rafe and Georgia Khatchadorian debate a variety of topics relating to the ups and downs of middle school life and encourage readers to add their own contributions through write-in games and activities.
Many contemporary American middle schools are stuck in a state of "arrested development", The individual chapters of this book outline in detail how to counter this, offering guidance to those seeking significant internal reforms.
After a rough summer, Rafe is heading back to the dreaded Hills Village Middle School, the site of the very worst years of his life. And as if that's not bad enough, Rafe's learned that he's going to be held back a year unless he can prove himself on an outdoor survival excursion.
When the janitor allows Kirk and Tommy to place recycling barrels in the school cafeteria, the two thirteen-year-olds just hope to make some pocket change. But when the other schools and town facilities ask for recycling barrels too, their business takes off. The money rolls in...but trouble soon follows.