Monday, December 17, 2012

Three Favourite Middle Grade Reads

I don’t have a Marvelous Middle Grade Monday review for you today. Instead, I thought I’d highlight a few favourite middle grade novels from my 100 book reading challenge this year. It was hard to narrow it down, because I've read so many great middle grade books!

The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen - I loved the main character's voice and the plot twists. This was a fun read.

See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles - An emotional story that was hard to put down. I recently featured this one here.

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate - I loved the poetic language and writing style that fit so well with the gorilla narrator. You can read my thoughts here.

Some other great ones that I read this year:

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
May B. by Caroline Starr Rose
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver
Boys Without Names by Kashmira Seth
The Undergrounders by David Skuy

What was your favourite middle grade read this year?


  1. Mine was definitely The False Prince. If you can be in love with a book, I'm in love with that one. Great idea to list your favorites. I've read and enjoyed some of them.

    Happy Holidays!

  2. My 13 year old loved the Unwanteds and the sequel.

  3. I read Caroline Rose's May B, too, and enjoyed the novel in verse. Thanks for your list. Always looking for MG recommendations :-)

  4. I've wanted to read May B for awhile now -- must get on that!!

  5. This is a great list! A couple of my favorites from 2012 were A Diamond in the Desert by Kathryn Fitzmaurice and Tracing Stars by Erin E. Moulton.


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