I spy Middle School Fiction

Check these middle school fiction books out!

Middle school is full of challenges.

Everyone knows how much brainy Bri likes the spotlight (not). So why did she ever agree to something that forces her to learn a new language, give a speech, help organize a party, and juggle drama at school and home?! As the big event inches closer, Bri wonders if it’s all worth it. . . .

Told in alternating past and present chapters, Bri’s heartwarming story unfolds over the eight months leading up to her bat mitzvah—as well as over the course of the big day itself.

Cliques. Crushes. Comics. Middle school.

Ever since Tyler started getting into art and hanging out with Emmie, his friends and teammates have been giving him a hard time. He wonders why can’t he nerd out on drawing and play ball?

Emmie is psyched that she gets to work on a comics project with her crush, Tyler. But she gets the feeling that his friends don’t think she’s cool enough. Maybe it’s time for a total reinvention. . . .

This is the story of two totally different girls—
quiet, shy, artistic Emmie
popular, outgoing, athletic Katie
—and how their lives unexpectedly intersect one day, when an embarrassing note falls into the wrong hands. . . .

All the crushes, humiliations, boredom, and drama of middle school are compressed into one surprising day in this extraordinary novel.

Middle school is all about labels.

Izzy is the dreamer. There’s nothing Izzy loves more than acting in skits and making up funny stories. The downside? She can never quite focus enough to get her schoolwork done.

Bri is the brain. But she wants people to see there’s more to her than just a report card full of As. At the same time, she wishes her mom would accept her the way she is and stop bugging her to “break out of her shell” and join drama club.

The girls’ lives converge in unexpected ways on the day of a school talent show, which turns out to be even more dramatic than either Bri or Izzy could have imagined.

Friends. Frenemies. Middle school…

The last day of seventh grade has Jaime and Maya wondering who their real friends are.

Jaime knows something is off with her friend group. They’ve started to exclude her and make fun of the way she dresses and the things she likes. At least she can count on her BFF, Maya, to have her back . . . right?

Maya feels more and more annoyed with Jaime, who seems babyish compared to the other girls in their popular group. It’s like she has nothing in common with Jai anymore. Are their days as BFFs numbered .

Fiction Youth Books

Well I came across these books! I have not read them but the covers caught my eye to be honest.  I think this day and age the graphics on a cover plays a part to grabbing people’s attention.   When I was growing up I do not remember having such awesome graphics on the books that I read.   I wonder if middle school kids even would look at these?   Perhaps elementary kids would?

I know James Patterson has written TONS of books.   He has written his own, youth fiction and collaborated with tons of authors.  The ones that I have read are with Kerri Maniscalco — Jack the Ripper Series.  James Patterson worked with her on this. I am looking forward to seeing more of her work.

 

So anyways check out the books below!

 

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  • Author:  James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Publisher: jimmy patterson
  • Publication Date: April 1, 2019
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
Oscar is a happy dogg—a rambunctious kid who loves being a Dogg Scout. Thanks to his family, he knows that snobby katts are good for nothing but chasing up trees.

Molly is a clever katt who just knows she’s destined for fame and fortune as an actress. She comes from a family of well-bred katts who despise drooly, disgusting doggs!

For their whole lives, Oscar and Molly have been told that katts and dogs hate each other. One day, they each get hopelessly lost in the woods, but those lifelong prejudices flare up when they cross paths. Slowly, they realize that the only way to survive and find their way home is to…work together?!
Yeah, that’s not going to happen!

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  • Author:  James Patterson & Joey Green
  • Age Range: 8 – 14 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 9
  • Lexile Measure: 580L
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: jimmy patterson; 1st edition
  • Date: July 2, 2018
Norbert Riddle lives in the United State of Earth, where normal means following the rules, never standing out, and being exactly the same as everyone else, down to the plain gray jumpsuits he wears every day. He’s been normal his whole life — until a moment of temporary hilarity when he does a funny impression of their dictator, Loving Leader . . . and gets caught!
Now, Norbert’s been arrested and banished to planet Zorquat 3 in the Orion Nebula, where kids who defy the rules roam free in the Astronuts camp. Norbert has been taught his whole life that different is wrong, but everyone at Astronuts is crazy, creative, and insane!
Norbert wants nothing more than to go back to earth where things are awful but at least they’re familiar. But he soon realizes that being different could be better — and maybe the crazy farm is exactly where he belongs after all.
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  • Author:  James Patterson & Duane Swierczynski
  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: Unbelievably Boring Bart :Book 1
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: jimmy patterson; 1st edition
  • Date: September 3, 2018
Invisible creatures are attacking the school, and a 12-year-old boy is the only one who can stop them in this fun, hilarious middle grade novel.
Okay, so maybe Bartholomew Bean is only a hero in the video game app he created. But if he reveals his identity as the genius behind the game, he’ll become the most popular kid in school! Or he could secretly use the game to get back at his bullies . . .
Press Button A: Reveal
Press Button B: Revenge
Which would you choose?

Well That Was Awkard

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Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Level: 5 – 6
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (February 27, 2018)

Gracie has never felt like this before.  One day, she suddenly can’t breathe, can’t walk, can’t anything—and the reason is standing right there in front of her, all tall and weirdly good-looking: A.J.

 But it turns out A.J. likes not Gracie but Gracie’s beautiful best friend, Sienna. Obviously Gracie is happy for Sienna. Super happy! She helps Sienna compose the best texts, responding to A.J.’s surprisingly funny and appealing texts, just as if she were Sienna. Because Gracie is fine. Always! She’s had lots of practice being the sidekick, second-best.

It’s all good. Well, almost all. She’s trying.

Funny and tender, Well, That Was Awkward goes deep into the heart of middle school, and  finds that even with all the heartbreak, there can be explosions of hope and moments of perfect happiness.

 

So I saw this book on the cart and picked it up reading what it was all about.  I thought to myself this could be a book that I would have read if I was in middle school.  (If we go back in time I was mostly into ghost stories and vampires and historical books…I still read those!  Anyways…)    I thought this book might help middle age kids understand that everyone tries.  We all are trying in life and doing the best we can.   

Perhaps someone out there will read this book!  Maybe I should put this in my to read pile. I do like the title and the book cover is eye catching!  It’s modern and hip in  way.    Let me know what you think of this book.