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!

It’s the End of the World February 24, 2016

Filed under: Romance,Science Fiction Books — oneilllibrary @ 1:22 pm

Emerson and Vince have been on the streets together for over a year. Vince has been on his own for longer. Together they are struggling but their lives are about to change, as in end. Because a large astroid is heading right for North America and is due to hit in the Northwest in the next 24 hours. So what are two homeless teens to do? imgres

They have to decide what they want to do with the time they have left. A chance encounter with a stranger changes their trajectory, and they begin to help individuals with sort of last requests before everyone dies. They meet a girl whose never been kissed, a young guy who wants to be rock star and a woman who put off a trip to Paris a little too long.

All We Have Is Now  by Lisa Schroeder makes the reader ponder what they would do faced with the same options as Emerson and Vince. Would you want to reconnect with people you’d lost touch with in your life, be by yourself, do something you always wanted to?

As the time ticks down, Emerson and Vince both have to make last minute decisions for themselves, and they might not be what the other has in mind.

Recommended for 8th grade and up.




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