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    I'm looking at the books in this thread and it's hilarious, you guys. Recent adult literary nonfiction, older adult classics, pop YA, lots of meaty MG stuff, chapter book junk series like Warriors and Wimpy Kid... could you have a more schizophrenic list of books? I think it really says something about middle schoolers and what a funny time of life they're in.
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    Farrar, I agree!! but wow talk about Frankenstein's Monster, all these wackadoo things that are happening to them physically and mentally...it makes sense they want to re-read Wimpy Kid or even Captain Underpants to bring them back to a more, uh, I dunno, simpler time?
    Eclectically homeschooling 8th grade dd, who likes science as much as art...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastweedpuller View Post
    Farrar, I agree!! but wow talk about Frankenstein's Monster, all these wackadoo things that are happening to them physically and mentally...it makes sense they want to re-read Wimpy Kid or even Captain Underpants to bring them back to a more, uh, I dunno, simpler time?
    Absolutely. I mean, they're little kids in some ways. And in others, they're super grown up. I feel like the quintessential middle schooler is a kid who both still wants to play an elaborate game on playground and is thinking about sex, drugs, and rock and roll in his spare time.
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    My 8th grader is suddenly into graphic novels. He enjoyed Castle Waiting but make sure you get extended or special vol 2 because the first one we got from the library ended practically mid-sentence, but the special version has another 60 pages. He also really enjoyed Nimona ( I think we got that one because of farrarwilliams blog mentioned it. Now he's flying through the Bone series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carmaline View Post
    My daughter has been enjoying a lot of Erin Hunter books about animals. Warriors series about cats and Survivors series about dogs.
    My daughter loved the Warriors series. She was upset when she finished them all, so she re-read many of them! My son did the same with Harry Potter - he read the series three times this summer. They really get into the characters and stories and have a difficult time switching gears to a new book or series. I tried to deter my son from reading Harry Potter over but he said he picked up on new info each time. Plus he used to be a reluctant reader so I figure I should just be happy he is reading, no matter what it is!

    My daughter was excited when she read book one in a new series (Foxcraft), written by one of the authors that contributed to the Warrior series. I'm not sure if there have been any new Foxcraft books. She rec'd an advanced copy to review.
    Starting 8th grade (our fifth year homeschooling)
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    My son finished a book today; he said it was really good.
    The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel
    He said he didn't like it at the beginning but he is glad he continued reading because it ended up being really good.

    This is not a book he picked out on his own. My children's book choices come from several places:
    -Those they pick themselves by browsing the library, talking to friends, or like tonight my daughter joined a book club at the library and started reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
    -They receive advanced copies of books to read and review for the SFBR. They've been reviewing for several years. This is open to all children. I think reading and reviewing really helped to encourage my son to read more.
    -I keep a pile of books I think they might like or they should read. Periodically I ask them to pick one from the pile; usually they are historical fiction because my kids like HF. The book my son finished tonight was from the pile. So, he was reluctant at first but ended up liking it. Not every book from the pile is a hit


    eta: My son just said he was disappointed this book was a library book because he wants to keep it. He said they should make it into a movie. I never read it...but that is his glowing review
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    Starting 8th grade (our fifth year homeschooling)
    Dumplett (girl - age 13) and Wombat (boy - age 13)

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    I thought I would bring back this thread so we can share summer reading for our middle schoolers.

    Today my son is reading Last Day on Mars (Chronicle of the Dark Star). It must be good because he read late into the night and started reading again this morning. When he doesn't care for a book, he will drag it out forever!

    Last week he read the Hunger Game Series. He had no interest back when my daughter read them. Now he wanted to read them and enjoyed them.

    I asked my daughter to read I am Malala : how one girl stood up for education and changed the world. She's read other books and stories about Malala; possibly the reason she is not getting into the book. She reads a bit, then puts it away for a day. This is not like her, she typically cannot put a book down.

    What are your middle schoolers reading this summer?
    Starting 8th grade (our fifth year homeschooling)
    Dumplett (girl - age 13) and Wombat (boy - age 13)

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    The Gregor the Overlander series.

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    DD decided that she wanted to read Lord of the Flies, I asked her why and she said she just hears it referenced a lot in TV shows and wants to see what it is about. She didn't love it, but she did finish it. Now she is going through all the Lois Lowry books, started with the Giver and is now on the Messenger. She also read everything by Sharon Draper, Sharon Creech and Christopher Curtis. She loved all those books.
    Beth
    DS14 with ASD, DD11 and DS8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carmaline View Post
    My daughter has been enjoying a lot of Erin Hunter books about animals. Warriors series about cats and Survivors series about dogs.
    Yup, it's all about Warriors over here. Youngest read the new Bravelands and enjoyed it. THere was funny "light" book he read "Dark Lord"...a demon from hell gets sent here in the body of a human boy and everyone thinks he's crazy. We are going to do The Boys on the Boat as a read aloud soon.
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