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!

What happens when an email is sent by mistake… April 5, 2014

Title: This is What Happy Looks Like imgres

Author: Jennifer E. Smith

Genre: Realistic Fiction

An unlikely relationship begins to ensue via email when Graham accidentally sends a message to Ellie. Without knowing anything about one another, they continue to chat over email as time continues. These two teenagers are on opposite sides of the country and couldn’t be more different.

Without knowing it, Graham takes a job within Ellie’s small town in Maine and the two finally end up meeting. However, without having told one another about certain information about their lives, will the two really be a good match and find happiness?

This is a very cute story, not only about love, but about finding yourself and your own happiness. Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight continues yet again to create believable characters and a plot line that you won’t be able to resist!