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!

House Arrest Book Review by 7th Grader Alexis April 26, 2018


In House Arrest by K.A Holt, Timothy is a good kid who did a bad thing. He is caught stealing. Now he’s under house arrest for a whole year. Timothy can only go to certain places like school and home. He has to check in weekly with a probation officer and a therapist, he keeps a journal, and stays out of trouble. But then he must take drastic measures to help his little brother Levi who breathes through a trach tube that frequently clogs. Staying out of trouble proves more difficult than Timothy ever thought it would be.

This book is pretty complicated and a good twisted story. When I first read this book, I enjoyed reading this book. Once I got to the middle, it got boring for a little while, but once I got into more of the story, I really liked it. I recommend anyone who is reading this blog post to read this book immediately!!!


3 Responses to “House Arrest Book Review by 7th Grader Alexis”

  1. Kari Anne Holt Says:

    Thank you so much for your review! I’m so glad you’d recommend HOUSE ARREST to other readers. 🙂

  2. Juan M. Says:

    I might read this book after I’m finished reading my other book.

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