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 (mostly) 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.

NEW REVIEW POSTED 10/9/18!

Death Cloud (Sherlock Holmes The Legend Begins series) by Andrew Lane

Fourteen year old Sherlock Holmes goes to live with his uncle. There he meets his new tutor, Amyus Crowe, who teaches him to observe the world around him and put his ideas together logically. He also encounters some mysterious men and hears about mysterious deaths. And his might be next.

Solo by Kwame Alexander

Blade is the son of a rock and roll legend, but now his life is falling apart. His girlfriend left him, his dad is back in rehab, his mom is dead. So he goes to Africa to find out who he is and what he wants his music to say.

The Evil Wizard Smallbone by Delia Sherman

Nick is running away from his abusive uncle when he finds himself at the mysterious Evil Wizard Bookstore run by Evil Wizard Smallbone. To have a safe, warm place to stay he lies and says he can't read. But soon, the bookstore starts giving him the books that will teach him magic. He soon realizes that there is more going on than meets the eye. The magical protections that protect the town from the shape-shifter Fidelou are failing. And the Evil Wizard Smallbone may need his help.

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