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My L.A. Authors Craft Project

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Middle School The Worst Years Of My Life By: James Patterson Craft #2 Cliffhanger A Quick Video on An Overview of the book Example #3 Example #4 Example #2 Example #1 Pg 31 "Okay, Okay", i said and even though my heart was pounding out the star spangled banner. Pg. 41 "Your about to get engaged to the worlds biggest slug?" Pg. 118 And then i did go right out of there into the geek hall of fame Pg 97 Dark, Dark , Dark that was my life these days BY PRISCILLA DOROTHY James Patterson was born on March 22, 1947 in Newburgh, New York. Patterson published his first novel in 1996, after retiring. He set a pace of two books per year, setting records for the most consecutive hardback titles to reach No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list.He was born in Newburgh, New York, on March 22,1947. Patterson left his life as an advertising executive in 1996 in order to focus on becoming a serious novelist. Patterson published his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, in 1976. His best-selling detective novel, Along Came A Spider (1993), introduced FBI Agent Alex Cross who he featured in several later books, including Kiss The Girls (1995), Pop Goes the Weasel (1999), Violets are Blue (2001), Mary, Mary (2005), and Cross (2006).Patterson his only child Jack, and his wife, Susan, currently in Palm Beach, Florida. James Patterson Biography The story begins when Rafe Khatchadorian enters sixth grade at Hills Village Middle School. Rafe dislikes his new school saying, “I think it was a prison for Pilgrims back then, but not too much has changed. Now it’s a prison for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders.”Rafe is bored with sixth grade at first, but he and his friend Leonardo the Silent invent "Operation R.A.F.E.", a challenge to break every rule in his middle school handbook. He also deals with strife at home. His mother constantly works double shifts at a diner and barely gets to see Rafe and his sister, Georgia. He has a verbally abusive stepfather named Bear, who watches over him when his mother is not home. He finds consolation in Jeanne Galletta, Rafe's love interest. She is skeptical of Operation R.A.F.E and encourages him to work on his schoolwork.Rafe's consequences increase rapidly, including many detentions with his English teacher, Ms. Donatello. This causes a lot of tension between Rafe, Bear, and Rafe's mother. After having a fight with Bear about Leonardo and how he is a bad influence on Rafe, it is revealed that Leonardo is Rafe's imaginary friend.Rafe's actions cause him to get horrible grades, get him suspended, and cause him to be forced to be tutored by Jeanne Galletta, whom he is trying to avoid since he recently found out that she doesn't like Rafe. As tension at Rafe's house escalates to a huge climax, Bear throws his mother down the stairs and moves out. Rafe also gets expelled from middle school by spraying graffiti on the school walls, but Ms. Donatello sees the potential in the art he has been doing. He is sent to an art school instead of middle school, and in the final part of the book, it is revealed that Leonardo is also Rafe's dead twin brother. Summary Craft #1 Hyperbole What is A Hyperbole? A Hyperbole is an obvious and intentional exaggeration or an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, as “to wait an eternity.Instead of saying something boring you could jazz it up like"your about to get engaged to the worlds biggest slug" he's not really but it makes it more interesting. Craft #2 Cliff Hanger A cliffhanger is a melodramatic adventure serial in which each installment ends in suspense in order to interest the reader or viewer in the next installment. A Cliffhanger is also a situation or contest of which the outcome is suspensefully uncertain up to the very last moment: The game was a cliff-hanger, but our team finally won. Example #3
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"Guess I'll find out tomorrow which was absolutely true" Example #1
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"And believe me i've got quiet the story to tell you" Example #2
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"I'm already in trouble keep talking Example #4
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"Which brings me to the next thing that happened that day" Example #1
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"And believe me i've got quiet the story to tell you" Example #2
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" I'm already in trouble keep talking" Craft #3 Simile A simile is a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, as in “she is like a rose.” Compare metaphor.Also, It's an instance of such a figure of speech or a use of words exemplifying it. Example #1
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He had that stupid smile on his face like a giant baby who just made a good poop in his diaper Example #2
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"I was bawling like a baby Example #3
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" Stricker looked at me like I was speaking Russian and then she looked back at Jeanne like she was suppose to translate Example #4
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"But she also seemed kind of cool like she didn't think she was better than anyone else
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