Category Archives: middle grade

The Romantics by Leah Konen (2016)

Rating: 3.5 Stars. Short Summary: Love tells the story of trying to restore a romantic teenager’s belief of love. The fact that Love is the narrator gave the book a bit of a lighter, sweeter feel, and it’s nice to … Continue reading

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Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart (2016)

Rating: 4.5 Stars Lily and Dunkin meet on the eve of their grade 8 year, each with their own challenges to face with the year ahead. Lily – is trying to get the courage to show the world that she … Continue reading

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The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier (2014)

Rating: 3.2 stars. This book was handed to me by a colleague with very little instruction. I love getting books like those as they fully allow me to form my own opinions. There isn’t much I want to say about … Continue reading

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Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee (2016)

Rating: 4 Stars I’ve always loved reading memoirs as I find that well written documents of the lives of people living through extraordinary circumstances to be fascinating. In particular, when a memoir sheds light on an area in history I … Continue reading

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Minrs (1 and 2) by Kevin Sylvester (2015/16)

  Rating: 4 stars Christopher Nichols and his family live on a new planet called Perses as representatives from Melming Mining’s Great Mission to save the earth. As we descend into the normalcy of their everyday life, a communications blackout … Continue reading

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Shooter by Caroline Pignat (2016)

Rating: 3.7 Stars Five students are trapped together in a bathroom during a lockdown. While they initially think that it’s a drill, as the hour progresses throughout the book, they come to understand that the danger is real. I picked … Continue reading

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OCDaniel by Wesley King (2016)

Rating: 4 stars Daniel resides on the cusp of popularity. He’s a backup kicker for the football team, and his best friend is popular enough to keep Daniel on the fringe. Despite his social status, he tries to make an … Continue reading

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