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!

Non Stop Anxiety! June 15, 2020

Filed under: Mystery and Ghost Stories — oneilllibrary @ 8:00 am

download-3Bex, otherwise known as Beth Ann, is always looking over her shoulder. Why? Because most people believe her father is the mysterious Wife Collector serial killer. When Beth/Bex was a young girl, she unknowingly turned over evidence that connected her father to the murders of multiple young women. She has lived with the uncertainty of her father’s guilt for the last 10 years. After her father was accused, he left and abandoned Beth/Bex. Everyone believes that proves her father was indeed the killer, but Beth/Bex still hold out hope that he is innocent.

Now, her grandmother has died and she has been sent to live with a foster family miles away from where she grew up – and it is a chance she hopes to leave behind the horrible memories of growing up as the daughter of a serial killer. It is why she has decided to change her name from Beth Ann to Bex. No one knows who she is in this new place, and she wants to keep it that way.

Unfortunately for Bex, not long after she begins to settle into her new life, it seems as if her old one has come knocking at her door. It could be that her father has finally decided to track her down and if he has, does that mean he is the killer, or not? Beth/Bex isn’t sure what to believe anymore.

Twisted by Hannah Jayne is one of those books that will not let the reader have one second to breath. If you like suspense books where the main character is constantly jumping out of their skin, making pretty dumb decisions and sees killers at every turn, this is the book for you!

Recommended for grades 8 and up.


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