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!

Lucky in Love Book Review by 8th Grader Kathy May 8, 2018


Lucky in Love by Kasie West is a really good love story. It’s about a girl named Maddie and one day on her birthday, she buys a lottery ticket and surprisingly,  she wins. Out of the blue, her life changed. Maddie doesn’t have to worry about school or her family anymore. She liked being in the spotlight after she won the money, but then everyone at school started figuring out she won the lottery and then people started asking her if they could borrow some money. She has a hard time trusting people now, except for Seth. He hasn’t found out about her winning the lottery and she doesn’t want him to know. I really liked when I was reading it wondering what would happen if he does find out about her secret.