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!

8th Grade Student Blogger – Teagan C. April 30, 2014

Filed under: Realistic Fiction/ Contemporary Fiction,Student Book Reviews — oneilllibrary @ 9:43 am

As small as an Elephant
By Jennifer Richard

imgresThis book was about a boy, a boy named Jack who went on a camping trip with his mom. Jack knew his mom was unpredictable, she was loving and fun, but also weird and confusing. But he never thought his mom was insane enough to leave him at a campground alone. He didn’t have a map, didn’t know at all where she would have gone, didn’t leave a note, and barely had enough money to buy food. Usually any other kid would just go and report that his mom was missing but he didn’t want to get caught; he wanted to figure it out himself. He set off on this great adventure. He ran from cops, picked up tin cans and got money for them, he had to survive on his own in a place unknown to him. He struggled so much on this journey, but he just needed to get home. Nothing but a small toy elephant to keep him company he set off on a long journey South which tested his wits and bravery. Jack knew he needed to find his mom and get home, but he knew it wouldn’t be easy.

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2 Responses to “8th Grade Student Blogger – Teagan C.”

  1. Thank you for this thoughtful and compelling review, Teagan! Your summary and your insights made me smile.

    • Teagan Custer Says:

      Oh my you replied(: I love your book so much and thank you for taking the time and reading my post, I am a really big fan!


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