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!

Imperfect Spiral – A Review by 7th Grader Jenny F. December 13, 2016

Danielle is babysitting a five-year-old boy named Humphrey and is trying to teach him how to throw a perfect spiral, with a football. When one day they are walking home from the park, Danielle drops the football and Humphrey runs after it. Humphrey is hit by a car coming his way. Later after the accident, while Danielle is recovering, she has many flashbacks. One day she goes back the the park and meets a boy named Justin. Justin helps Danielle recover a very sad loss, and Danielle tries to forgive herself, and doing that will require a lot of strength she never knew she had.

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I loved the book Imperfect Spiral by Debbie Levy and I recommend it for anyone that enjoys, sad, realistic fiction books. If you get confused when reading a book that jumps from one time to another constantly, then this book might not be the best choice. I give this book four and a half stars out of five, because it can get confusing at times but, all the characters have their own unique personality.

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2 Responses to “Imperfect Spiral – A Review by 7th Grader Jenny F.”

  1. Tell your seventh grader that she wrote a fantastic review. I definitely have readers who would read this book, and I’ll be sure to show them her review. 🙂

    eli @ the (book) supplier

  2. Debbie Levy Says:

    Thanks for your review, Jenny! It’s not easy to sum up a novel clearly–especially one with two story lines and two timelines–and you did a fine job of it! I also enjoyed seeing your review because it reminded me how much I love my character of little Humphrey. . . .


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