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!

A Shiver Going Up Your Spine by 7th Grader Chase H. December 9, 2016

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Grace watches the woods, scans the ground looking out at the wolves, she knows they are there. She remembers the blood and snow, with the wolves tearing at her pale skiImage result for shivern. Grace soon meets her wolf, but not the way she expected. When she find out that her wolf is a werewolf she knows what she has gotten herself into as she falls in love with him. Grace puts her life at risk to keep Sam and the pack a secret, until she finds out that Isabell (Jack’s sister, Jack is dead as he was killed by the pack) knows that Jack is not dead. Grace tries to keep Sam away from outside, or else he will turn and twist into his lost wolf. How will Grace keep him from turning and keeping the pack a secret?

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater is an intense book, there are many adventures and more, if you like fantasy with werewolves and some romantic things combined into it. There is two more books that make it a story that you will never want it end. I recommend this book for people who have read the Twilight series.


The Books Are Always Better (Even when the movies are pretty good) November 16, 2012

Sometimes a book, or 4 in this case, can really have an impact on you.

After seeing the movie Breaking Dawn Part 2 tonight all I can say is I am so glad I read the books! As I watched, I laughed, held my breath in shock, almost wanted to cry, remembered how much I enjoyed reading all 4 books in a matter of weeks, and felt sad now that it’s over after years of following the Twilight saga.

If you didn’t read the books, you might go see the movie and possibly enjoy it. If you did read Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn, then you know the story. You have gone along for the journey and been a part of Bella and Edward’s forbidden love. You may even be on Team Jacob and wished Bella would have ended up with him instead.

And when you do see the movie, you will be speechless when you notice that Stephenie Meyer decided, for the first time, to stray from the story! You are going to gasp and say, “This isn’t what happened in the book!” I bet when you leave that theater, you too will be saying the same thing I did, ” I am so glad I read the books before ever seeing any of the movies.”

Come to think of it, I’ve always said that about movies made from books – the books are always better.