James Patterson is best known for his adult crime novels. However, this talented, multi-faceted writer has developed a series for younger readers that are set in Middle School and called simply his Middle School series. He has also written another young adult series books, including Maxium Ride, Daniel X and Witch and Wizard. Patterson was the 2010 Children's Choice Book Awards author of the year.
The series is meant for middle school-aged children and starts with Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life. The setting is simply a middle school and focuses on the types of problems that middle school kids face in day-to-day school life.