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!

It All Started on an Airplane October 28, 2015

Filed under: Humor,Realistic Fiction/ Contemporary Fiction — oneilllibrary @ 2:02 pm

imgres-1One real reason that Wyatt Palmer was looking forward to his 8th grade field trip to Washington, D.C.? Yeah, nothing to do with Washington or the sights. It has everything to do with the girl of his dreams, Suzana. Pretty much what he was looking forward to was just hanging in her semi space, since, well, she had a boyfriend and well, Wyatt certainly couldn’t consider himself part of the “in” crowd at Culver Middle School.

Still, it could have been a good trip, except for the fact that his friend, Matt, was kind of paranoid about these two men that sat behind them on the plane. He kept insisting that they were going to blow up the airplane once they got over Washington, D.C., which didn’t turn out so well when he actually grabbed the backpack of one of the guys and then a Federal Air Marshall comes up and starts asking who said there was a bomb, and, well, as you can imagine when they didn’t find a bomb, that made things kind of uncomfortable for Matt and Wyatt.

Anyway, Wyatt thought things could start to go smoothly AFTER they got off the plane, but that was BEFORE he found out that Matt had taken something from the backpack of the guy before giving it back. So, yeah, the guys start tracking them to get the thing back. The trip pretty much goes off the rails after that point.

The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry keeps readers laughing from almost the first page till the last. Wyatt as the love sick, trying to do everything right, 8th grader is a great character as well as all the others around him. Really fun book.

Highly recommended for anyone 6th grade and up looking for a really fun, and entertaining read.

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