Middle School: Get Me out of Here! is the second in the series about Rafe Khatchadorian, and just as fun and engaging as the first. Fans of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will also enjoy this one, with graphic illustrations, humor, and an endearing main character. Rafe has had some difficulties in the past--his twin brother died years ago, his father is absent--and he has an imaginary friend, Leo, as a result. In this story, Rafe deals with moving, a new school, making new friends, and getting in lots of trouble, both at school and at home. Rafe does not always make the best decisions--including destroying another student's art project and sneaking into rated R movies--and can be both daring and irresponsible. Rafe learns during the course of this story that his father is not just missing, but is dead, and his mother explains the situation to him. Language is mostly silly (b-tt, b-tt w-pe). This book is funny and entertaining, but also has some underlying depth to it, and will be highly appealing to tween boys.