Books in the Middle: Reading for Middle School

Our focus is on books middle school students might like to read and topics pertaining to books for these students, and we are giving recommendations. Teachers, librarians and middle school students are the contributors to this blog. Enjoy!

Guest Blogger 8th Grader Nita A. January 21, 2013

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes is about a girl named Wanda. Wanda is not popular and rich like every other girl. Wanda wears the same old dress every day. One day a girl named Maddie asked Wanda how many dresses she had and Wanda said, “a hundred dresses!” This obvious lie becomes a game and everyone starts teasing Wanda.

There is a lot more going on in this book! I really liked it because it’s about bullying and it kind of shows that it’s not all about how popular and rich you are. If you are nice and smart and just being yourself – that’s all that matters!

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2 Responses to “Guest Blogger 8th Grader Nita A.”

  1. bhomel Says:

    This is one of my favorite books Nita! I am glad you enjoyed it too.

  2. Carol Says:

    I agree that this book has bullying and that people should be judged by their words and actions, not by their clothes.


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