BookMark # 230: Five novels for middle school students

June 10, 2009

Memory Boy by Will Weaver (HarperTeen, 2003) Under a War-Torn Sky by L,M Elliott (Hyperion, 2003) Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Aladdin, 2006) Under the Persimmon Tree by Suzanne Fisher Staples (Square Fish, 2008) Blood Trailby Nancy Springer (Holiday House, 2006)
As summertime rolls around again, your child's urge to become a couch potato greatly increases. To combat this summer lethargy, Dotty Delafield has chosen a list of books that will engage and distract even the most stubborn reader. With her concise, engaging pitches, called "Sound Bite Book Talks," she pulls listeners in, and inspires the urge to pick up a book instead of the remote.