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!

Reading a Scrapbook November 11, 2012

Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff is like no book I have ever read! I’m not so sure what category it even falls into – mixed media? graphic book? picture book?

I think the best description it comes closest to is a scrapbook!

Find out about Ginny’s year as a 7th grader as you take a peak into her personal belongings. Her story is told through poems, report cards, receipts, letters, IMs, and emails. You put the story together and find out what happens to her as you read things that could be a part of her real scrapbook. Someone once said, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”  The author, Jennifer L. Holm, uses many pictures in this book that’s worth an entertaining story!

Once you’ve read that book you must read the next book to find out what happens to Ginny in 8th grade! I’m hoping Jennifer L. Holm let’s us know what happens to Ginny as she goes into 9th grade! I can’t wait to read more books just like these because they make reading fun!