BookMark: Five Novels for middle school students

June 11, 2008

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 Trail by Nancy Springer (Holiday House, 2006) Middle school students have the attention spans of the proverbial gnat. School librarian Dotty Delafield grabs their attention and gets them interested in books with quick, concise pitches she called "Sound Bite Book Talks." Try these on your teenagers to get them reading this summer.