• "Until I feared I might lose it, I did not love reading. One does not love breathing." -Scout, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • If you're looking for a book to read, take a look. These are some of my favorite middle-school level books.


    The Fault in our Stars or anything by Tim Green

    Wonder- Palacio

    Life as we Knew It- Pfeffer

    Ender's Game- Orson Scott Card



    Crash, Stargirl, Maniac Magee, or whatever else by Jerry Spinelli

    Swear to Howdy Wedelin Van Draanen

    Holes by Louis Sachar

    The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

    Savvy and Scumble by Ingrid Law

    The Skin I’m In by Sharon Flake. 

    Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

    Coraline by Neil Gaiman

    Walk Two Moons, Love That Dog, Heartbeat, Chasing Redbird, or pretty much everything by Sharon Creech

    My Side of the Mountain by Jean George

    Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

    Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

    Ella Enchanted and Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

    Bull Run- Paul Fleischman,

    Nightjohn, Soldier’s Heart, The Rifle, Tracker, Hatchet, the Brian Books – all by Gary Paulson,


    Series (For those who hate for a book to end):

    The Enemy- Higson

    The Hunger Games series- Suzanne Collins

    Divergent series- Veronica Roth

    City of Bones series- Cassandra Clare

    Maximum Ride series- James Patterson

    Fablehaven series and The Beyonders- Brandon Mull

    The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials- James Dashner

    Cirque du Freak series by Darren Shan

    Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series- Michele Paver

    Stormbreaker series- Anthony Horowitz

    Bloody Jack by LA Meyer 

    Lightening Thief series- Rick Riordan

    Eragon series- Christopher Paolini

    On the Run series - Gordan Korman

    Gregor, the Overlander series- Suzanne Collins

    Spiderwick Chronicles- DiTerlizzi/Black

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid- Jeff Kinney

    Artemis Fowl series and The Supernaturalists- Eoin Colfer

    The Silverwing series- Kenneth Oppel

    A Child Called It series- Dave Pelzer

    Deltora Quest and Dragons of Deltora- Emily Rodda

    Full Tilt- Shusterman

    First Sight- Walter Sorrells

    The Ranger's Apprentice series- John Flanagan


    If you liked the Divergent and Hunger Games series, (dystopian fiction), try one of these series:

    Maximum Ride (genetically engineered kids)

    The Maze Runner (dystopia)

    Matched (dystopia)

    City of Bones (vampires/magical creatures)

    The House of Power (dystopia)

    The Enemy (zombies)

    Savvy/Scumble (magic powers)

    Gone (dystopia)

    Eighth Grade Bites (vampires)

    Cirque Du Freak (vampires)


    High School level/ Teen Drama

    Paper Towns or anything by John Green

    Speak- Anderson

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower- Chbosky

    The Book Thief- Zuzak

    13 Reasons Why- Asher

    If I Stay- Forman

    Shatter Me- Mafi