Middle School picks from Mrs. Jenkins

By CoffeeTree Books

By CoffeeTree Books

Graceling

Kristin Cashore

$12.99 $11.95

This is the first of a trilogy. A wonderful story in the fantasy genre. Great characters and a sense that the story is always going somewhere that you very much want to go as well.

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

$7.99 $7.35

Pirates, buried treasure, Long John Silver, and much more! This is a "classics" but, once you get into the story, you won't even notice.

I Am the Cheese

Robert Cormier

$9.99 $9.19

A mind-bending story told in first-person present narration. You will spend much of the book wondering what is happening and that is what makes this book so very good.

Trash

Andy Mulligan

$9.99 $9.19

Set in a fictional place but based on the author's experiences in Manila, this book chronicles an adventure of a group of boys who literally live in the trash heaps of their city. A well told and thought provoking story.

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak

$14.99 $13.79

One of the best Holocaust novels I've read. An amazing story told in a unique way.

The Wednesday Wars

Gary D. Schmidt

$8.99 $8.27

The first time I read this book I actually laughed out loud at several points in the story. With a likable and very unique protagonist, set in Long Island during the Vietnam War era, and told from a younger person's point of view, you will love this book.

Uglies

Scott Westerfeld

$21.99 $20.23

In this book, everyone is an "Ugly" until they turn 16 which is when they get their plastic surgery and become a "Pretty." But what if you don't want to be pretty? An amazing adventure begins - and there are three more books in this series if you like this one - and a newer set of four follow-up novels being published as well.

An Elephant in the Garden: Inspired by a True Story

Michael Morpurgo

$7.99 $7.35

Set in Germany during World War 2, but not a Holocaust novel. This book is set in Dresden and concerns the fate of a family and, yes, an elephant from the Dresden zoo.

Stargirl

Jerry Spinelli

$9.99 $9.19

A wonderful book about being yourself. That's really all I need to say.

The Outsiders

S. E. Hinton

$15.00 $13.80

I absolutely fell in love with this book when I read it in middle school and you will too.