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!

In Plain Sight September 30, 2019

Filed under: Mystery and Ghost Stories — oneilllibrary @ 7:45 am

They were broken up, so why would he even contemplate going into her house, bydownload-1 sneaking in through an open basement window? He couldn’t even give a good reason to himself, let alone a member of her family, or heaven forbid, the police, if he was caught.

But still, after three months of being apart, he finds himself leaving his house one night because, after all, his dad and mom are going through a separation themselves and his dad can’t seem to move off the couch these days. So there is really no reason to hang around the house. His dad probably won’t even notice that he’s gone out for a walk, after midnight. School hasn’t started yet, so it isn’t like he needs his sleep. Still, he doesn’t have a destination when he leaves his own house. Until, suddenly he does. Laura’s house is right there, and he can’t help but remember all the good times they had. So why did she really break up with him?

Maybe the answer can be found in her house. So he sneaks in. And he’s always been really good at hiding in plain sight.

Hiding by Henry Turner is an introspective read, with the book alternating between flashbacks and present day. While there is a twist, this reader guessed it early on and some readers might love the twist, and others, like myself, might just feel annoyed. Still, if you are looking for a psychological what is happening kind of read, this might be the one for you.

Recommended for grades 8 and up.


2 Responses to “In Plain Sight”

  1. Lesa Potter Says:

    This sounds interesting, my daughter will surely love it as she is the book worm of the fam! I have gotten her Patrick Matthews books Dragon Run and the new one The Boy With the Sword. She is plowing through them, if she’s liking them this much they have to be amazing, she is very picky. for his info! In case someone needs a recommendation, or a stocking stuffer for Christmas, it’s never too early, right?

    • Glad you found a title your daughter might like! Hopefully there are others on this site. Thanks so much for commenting. And books for the holidays are always great gifts!

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