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!

What if there’s no room left to hide your secrets? January 5, 2013


Dirty Little Secrets written by: C.J. Omololu

How far would you go to keep the secrets of your family? Ones that you have been living with for many, many years? Lucy has a house-full of problems all the while she attempts to live a normal teenage-life. A very surprising event comes along (I won’t spoil it for you, but I did NOT see that coming) that makes Lucy face her problems head on. As they almost come to the surface with the people in her life she cares about and has hid this problem from for so long, she has to take matters into her own hands and survive through the next few days. Can she do it? A fabulous read, with writing that really makes you feel empathy for Lucy, her situation, and a secret you may have had that you’ll go to great lengths to preserve! Definitely one I will be recommending to my students!