Let me get one thing straight. Most contemporary books that people say middle school students are “sure to love and cherish for the rest of their lives”, don’t really end up that way. I, personally, hated all those “so-and-so’s guide to surviving middle school” and “Middle School: It Sucks” or books like “Sorta Like a Rock Star” by Matthew Quick, where it’s about a girl who overcomes real-world difficulties. I’m not saying that middle schoolers don’t enjoy and can learn from books like Sorta Like a Rock Star, I’m saying that most authors don’t write it the right way for middle schoolers.
I’ve actually been thinking about doing this for a pretty long time, almost as long as I thought about it before starting this blog, but I’ve started another blog, http://middleschoolersreadtoo.wordpress.com/. Don’t worry, this is still my main blog, so all of the writing and most of the books I review will be on here. I just wanted a separate system where tweens or parents of tweens can find books that (most likely) won’t end up just sitting on their bookshelf gathering dust for the rest of their lives until they’re middle-aged adults.
Hopefully it can be of use to you guys! I recommend you check it out sometime if you’ve got kids who are tweens or soon-to-be tweens or just looking for a gift. Thanks and happy reading!
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