Books for Middle School

These are my impressions of some of the things I know teens are (or should be!) reading. I am just telling you what I think, it is not necessariy an endorsement. If you don't think your parents will approve of the content, THEN DON'T READ IT! (And don't tell them I said you should read it!) Click on the title of the book to read my thoughts about that book.

On 1/1/14, I changed this so that it is now sorted aphabetically instead of by when I read it and wrote the reviews. This will make it easier in some ways, but it also means that there might be reviews that have sequels or movies and I haven't updated it. I will include the date of my newest posts. I will leave my newest posts at the top for a little while, then move them.


Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Sunny is an anomaly- a half-American albino growing up in Nigeria. Then she finds out that she is one of the Leopard People, a group of magical beings with amazing powers. She and her three new freinds are expected to stop the magical killer Black Hat Otokoto and save the world.

The Eternal City by Paula Morris

Laura Martin is thrilled to be on the school trip to Rome, a city she has always longed to visit. When mysterious things start happening, she and some of her fellow students are stuck trying to stop a battle between the ancient gods.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Every year, the youngest child in the Protectorate is abandoned in the woods as a tribute to the "Witch." But when Luna is left in the woods, it sets in motion a chain of events involving a witch, a swamp creature, a very tiny but simply enormous dragon, a sorrow eater, paper birds and magic from moonlight.

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