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!

Crime Travelers Book Review by 8th Grader Joseph May 8, 2018

cIn Crime Travelers Brainwashed by Paul Aertker, Lucas Benes is more than just a normal boy. Lucas and his adopted sister, Astride, are spies who work for his dad’s company. They are getting ready to protect their country and other countries while they are in training. But while they are in training, Coach Creed sends them on a mission to go save children that are about to get kidnapped in France.

If you like mysteries, this book is for you because it has a lot of mystery and action. I liked this book because it tells the different sides or perspectives of the main characters.


5 Responses to “Crime Travelers Book Review by 8th Grader Joseph”

  1. paulaertker Says:

    What a wonderful review to read! Thank you so much for taking the time to write. I’m glad you enjoyed going on the adventure with my characters! I hope you’ll check out the next two books in the series, Diamonds Are For Never and Priceless. Here’s a link for a free preview: &

    Paul Aertker

  2. Mrs. Homel Says:

    Thanks for sharing this book – it looks and sounds super adventurous.

  3. Josh Says:

    I think this book might be really like you

  4. Joesph Says:

    Thank you so much for replying so fast. I am reading your next book right now. I like how the second book takes places like only a couple of months right after the first one. Also, it’s cool how you have Lucas remember stuff that happened in the first book. Why did his dad hide the adopted folder from him I know the mis.gunerro is trying to take it back but how can the dad get in there. thank you so much for an
    amazing book that you wrote.

    • paulaertker Says:

      Well, you’re obviously a smart guy–you’re asking smart questions… which I hope I will answer in the second and third books! That’s kind of a cliffhanger of an answer! Now, you have to go and read more. 🙂 Reading is a good thing. Thanks for the compliments about my books. It means a lot. –Paul

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