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. If you would like to listen to booktalks of some of these books, please check out this site and enjoy!

The Bridge From Me to You January 6, 2015

Filed under: Novels in Verse,Realistic Fiction/ Contemporary Fiction — bhomel @ 2:34 pm

bColby is a small town high school football star. Everyone is counting on him to win the big game and go off to college to play ball. Colby isn’t so sure that’s what he sees in his future. He’s tired of football being his entire life.

Lauren’s entire life is up for question as she is forced to move into this small town to live with her aunt and uncle. After something bad happened at home, Lauren’s mom “needed a break” from her.

In a small town where football is life, Colby struggles with finding someone to understand his feelings about his future…until Lauren moves in.

The Bridge From Me to You by Lisa Schroeder is a unique book. Told from the perspectives of both characters, each chapter alternates between Colby and Lauren. Some chapters are novel in verse and some are regular chapters.

I loved this book, So much that I finished it in one day!!! it’s about friendship, family, growing up, football, the future, decisions, falling in love – there’s something for every reader.


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