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!

Danger From Within November 4, 2016

Filed under: Realistic Fiction/ Contemporary Fiction — oneilllibrary @ 9:17 am

A little girl disappeared eight years ago. Kidnapped from the Governor’s mansion, and best imgresfriends with Darrow. How did she get taken, right under everyones noses? And what could have happened to her? No ransom note, no calls – only unsubstantiated sightings of a girl who could possibly be Addie from around the world.  Darrow is haunted with the fact that even though he was only 9 years old at the time, he was the last person to see Addie before she was taken.

Now, she has been found. And not just found, but she seems to have saved herself. Addie shows up with the story she’s been kept away for all these years with a family and she was finally able to escape. Her DNA confirms she is who she says she is – but now her father isn’t the governor of some state, but the President of the United States. Is it just a coincidence that she shows up just as a Terrorist group begins attacking the United States? Could her return have something to do with them?

Darrow and others begin to question whether Addie has been kept in seclusion for these past eight years, and Addie feels her loyalties tested as she finds out things she thinks she knew the answers to, can’t possibly be right.

Zero Day by Jan Gangsei is a fast paced suspense novel designed to keep you guessing as to what will really happen, and who are the “good” guys after all.

Recommended for 7th grade and up.

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