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Featured Review: Expelled (James Patterson)

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About This Book: A secret Twitter account An anonymous photo Everyone is a suspect Theo Foster's Twitter account used to be anonymous--until someone posted The Photo that got him and three other students expelled, their futures ruined forever. But who took the picture, and why are they being targeted? To uncover...
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Giveaway: EXPELLED (US Only)

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JIMMY Patterson provided the prizes for this giveaway! Expelled (US Only) by: James Patterson and Emily Raymond Release Date: October 23, 2017 Publisher: JIMMY Patterson About the Book: One viral photo. Four expelled teens. Everyone’s a suspect. Will Foster's Twitter account used to be anonymous—until someone posted The Photo that got...
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Hannah
The cover really catches your eye
Sunday, 12 November 2017 02:19
Erin
I loved participating in all of the clubs and sports in high school. And experiencing those first moments of freedom without havin... Read More
Sunday, 12 November 2017 18:13
Kelly G
High school was tough for me and honestly I'm not sure I miss all that much about it!
Sunday, 12 November 2017 23:36
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Giveaway: Laugh Out Loud (James Patterson) ~ (US Only)

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Laugh Out Loud (US Only) by: James Patterson Release Date: August 28th, 2017 Publisher: JIMMY Patterson Books     About the Book: Jimmy loves reading so much that he's inspired to start a book company for kids--run by kids. It's a bit dream for a twelve-year-old boy--some would even say it's laugh-out-loud...
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John
The cover looks risible! I like the idea of books with "clever references"!
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 18:41
Dan Denman
The cover is colorful and fun. Jimmy sounds like a good character. This sounds like a fun and imaginative story.
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 10:37
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is fun and the synopsis makes me want to read this imaginative book.
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:16
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Spotlight on Crazy House (James Patterson), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting  James Patterson's book,  Crazy House ! Read on for more about James and his book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!       Meet  James Patterson ! James Patterson has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s...
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John
I'm not so sure about the cover's colors, but this might be a fun book!
Thursday, 18 May 2017 21:37
Lily M.
You know, I've never read a James Patterson book, so this would be cool to get a chance at checking one out. I also like all the c... Read More
Saturday, 20 May 2017 04:56
Dianna G.
The cover distracts me....I would like it better if it only had a creepy house on it. The synopsis really sounds great, though.... Read More
Monday, 22 May 2017 21:19
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Press Release & Movie Trailer: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE

Press Release & Movie Trailer: MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE


MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE In Theaters October 2016     MIDDLE SCHOOL: The Worst Years of My Life chronicles the trials and triumphs of Rafe Khatchadorian, as he uses his wits to battle bullies, hormones and the tyrannical, test-obsessed Principal Dwight.      #MiddleSchoolMovie Site  |  Facebook...
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Giveaway: Public School Superhero by James Patterson (US Only)

Giveaway: Public School Superhero by James Patterson (US Only)
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PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERHERO by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts Illustrated by Cory Thomas In stores March 16, 2015   About the Book In this story about a good kid with a great imagination struggling in a less-than-ideal world, James Patterson brings his bestselling "Middle School"-style humor and sensibility to an urban...
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Jackeline Gonzalez
Kenny is a stainless steel super power defender
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 23:59
Dan Denman
Kenny is Stainlezz Steel, super-powered defender of the weak
Saturday, 18 April 2015 15:41
Nadine S
He's stainlezz steel.
Sunday, 19 April 2015 08:26
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Giveaway: Homeroom Diaries by James Patterson & Lisa Papademetriou (US Only)

Giveaway: Homeroom Diaries by James Patterson & Lisa Papademetriou (US Only)
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HOMEROOM DIARIES by James Patterson & Lisa Papademetriou In stores July 21, 2014   About the Book In James Patterson's first highly illustrated "diary fiction" story for teens, the mega-bestselling author's most endearing and original teen heroine ever proves that everyone can use a helping hand once in a while. Margaret...
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Shannon Cortazar
In answer to the giveaway question. The top-selling detective series would be referring to the psychologist Alex Cross. Which, by ... Read More
Friday, 01 August 2014 12:20
Miranda
His top-selling detective series is the Alex Cross Series. My Mom loves that series. She keeps trying to get me to read it, and I ... Read More
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 19:01
Sarah
Alex Cross
Friday, 15 August 2014 23:41
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Giveaway: Confessions: The Private School Murders by James Patterson (US Only)

Giveaway: Confessions: The Private School Murders by James Patterson (US Only)
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  CONFESSIONS: THE PRIVATE SCHOOL MURDERS By James Patterson and Maxine Paetro On Sale October 7, 2013   About the Book Confessions: The Private School Murders  is the gripping second installment in James Patterson’s #1 New York Times bestselling new teen detective series! Wealthy young women are being murdered, and the...
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Miranda FInk
Criminal Minds!!
Thursday, 03 October 2013 13:14
Allie
Bones!
Thursday, 03 October 2013 22:20
Viviana Ortiz
Favorite crime tv show? I have 2: Criminal Minds and the Mentalist
Friday, 04 October 2013 19:58
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