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 http://www.buzzsprout.com/229361 and enjoy!

Student Blogger Steven S. Reviews 100 MOST DISGUSTING THINGS ON THE PLANET November 24, 2013

imgres-8The book 100 Most Disgusting Things on The Planet is an informative book because it has all facts in the book.  The author of the book is Anna Claybourne. This book is all about different revolting habits to nauseating foods. Each  entry includes, a yuck-rating and all the disgusting details you need to prepare yourself for the real-life scenario.
Are you prepared for the worst, or ready to face the most disgusting things you would ever encounter? If not, I advise you to stop reading. This book is a fast, quick read, plus if you need a Halloween book that’s nasty, this book is good for you. I recommend this book to all the people that love nasty reads.

 

Don’t Read All At Once November 29, 2012

So I started reading this book on a road trip with my family. At first I was sharing bits and pieces with my husband, but as the hours and pages rolled by, he asked, no BEGGED me to stop. Frankly, it became a bit depressing! Now, don’t get me wrong, this is a fabulous, informative, funny (parts are laugh out loud funny), engaging book that is hard to stop reading…until you get a queasy feeling. So, seriously, you read this book and you’ll never wish to go back in time again, if you ever did! Or at least go back into a time where there were no antibiotics, dentists with novocaine or how about doctors who washed their hands! This book looks at nineteen deaths of famous folks from Edgar Allan Poe to Cleopatra to James Garfield and really more gory details about their ends then you probably ever wanted to know. How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg is one book you won’t ever forget reading, but take my advice. Spread it out over a few days, unless you are good at handling lots of gore, guts and and gagging, or and don’t forget bodily fluids.

Recommended for mature (for the gross out factor and sarcastic writing style) 6th graders and up.