What are the best books for middle schoolers?

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    #1Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

    Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
    Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix is the fifth installment in the seven books of Harry Potter Series. The book is about the challenges that Harry Potter faced in his fifth year at Hogwarts and how he overcome everything.
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    Samuel Larson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "And the hits keep on coming! Join Harry and the gang for their latest adventures. Another great book and treat for fans!"
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    #2The Magic of Finkleton

    The Magic of Finkleton

    The Magic of Finkleton is a book by K.C Hilton that tells the story of  Jack, Lizzy, and Robert. When their Uncle Harry died Finkleton became different and the kids are going to find out how to make things back to normal again.

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    Reyansh Verma
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "My son just started 6th grade and has shown a huge interest in literature. Out of the dozon or so books we've picked up for him this seems to be his favorite. Everyday after school he would read a chapter while we prepare dinner. I just love seeing him take interest in reading while most kids obsess over there phones or tablets."
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    #3A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)

    A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)
    A Wrinkle in Time, the first in Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quartet series, is centered on how Meg Murry and her family met an unearthly stranger during a stormy night and was introduced to the tesseract, which is the book's term for a wrinkle in time.
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    Melissa Jones
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This truly gives a glorious description of how the wrinkle in time terminology comes about. It does not particularly solve the problem however. "
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    #4The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Last Olympian, the last book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians, is centered on how Percy trained to fulfill his destiny and lead the heroes in protecting Mount Olympus against the Titan King, Kronos.


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    Jeffrey Parker
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Very pleased with this solution. Anything in regards to mythological creatures and a high adventure is worth my time looking into. Given that this book has been the drive for a previously successful movie, i'll give it a shot. "
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    #5Princess Academy

    Princess Academy

    Princess Academy is a novel by Newbery Honor-winning author, Shannon Hale. It tells the story of a girl named Miri as she attends a princess academy with other girls from her village, all in the hopes of becoming chosen by the prince.

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    Harry Powell
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "My daughter enjoyed this book. It seemed very engaging. She told me a bit about it and it sounds very interesting and a good story."
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    #6The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    Battle of the Labyrinth, the fourth book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians, is centered on how Percy and his demigod friends braved a vast and dangerous maze to save Camp Half-Blood from an expected attack from the Titan Kronos. 

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    Laura Long
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Battle of the Labyrinth is the fourth entry in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. It's great for middle schoolers, but they should read them in order."
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    #7Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse

    Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse

    Percy Jackson and The Titan's Curse is the third book in Rick Riordan's Greek mythology-based fantasy adventure series for children and teens. It was originally published in 2009. It is about Percy trying to hold off an ancient curse.

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    Carolyn Hill
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "My son loves Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse, it is one of the best books for middle schoolers. It's age approprite, lends comprehension and compassion and is an all around fun read to keep kids interested in the written word. "
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    #8The City of Ember (Book of Ember)

    The City of Ember (Book of Ember)
    The city of Ember is an interesting book written by Jeanne DuPrau that tells the story about a city and a mysterious message. It is a fascinating tale full of amazing characters and impressive descriptions.




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    Richard Munoz
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "The first book of Ember , known as City of Ember , is a modern-day classic. This book is about the adventures of two friends , who desperately wanted to save their doomed city , which has captivated kids and teachers for nearly fifteen years and has successfully sold over 3.5 million copies. The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. How good is this book? i have read this book and it has been nominated to 28 State Award Lists . What does the reviews say about this book - "A realistic post-apocalyptic world " . DuPrau’s book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more.” — says USA Today . “An electric debut.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “While Ember is colourless and dark, the book itself is rich with description.” —VOYA, Starred . “A harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred"
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    #9Where the Red Fern Grows

    Where the Red Fern Grows

    Where the Red Fern Grows is a coming-of-age adventure novel by Wilson Rawls that tells the story of Billy and his two hounds, Old Dan and Little Ann. This is a story about dogs' loyalty and abiding love for their masters.

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    Kathleen Murphy
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This book has been a classic since it came out. Not only is it a great story for middle school kids but anyone else who wants to read a moving story about dogs. "
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    #10The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.

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    Ashley Medina
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "This was one of my favorite books in middle School, definitely age appropriate and exposes then to a great genre"
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    #11The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Lightning Thief is the first book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians. In this book, Jackson discovers that he's Poseidon's son and must stop a war between the gods by finding the thief who stole Zeus' master bolt. 
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    Debra Watson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This book fits into this topic category very well. This book seems hard to put down once you start to read it. It is an interesting, fast paced, full of friendships and lots of action packed nature of this book. "
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    #12Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the Harry Potter Series. Harry is on his second year at Hogwarts and more exciting but dangerous things are yet to come. 

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    Justin May
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Harry Potter is a classic YA series for a reason. This is a masterful entry in a wonderful series - an exceptional page-turner. Uplifting for children but not condescending to adults, this will challenge a middle schooler without leaving them behind. This is a great buy for any parent!"
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    #13The Giver

    The Giver

    The Giver is a book by Lois Lowry that tells the story of Jonas, a boy who lives in a very structured society where everyone has a role. He will soon discover what his role is meant to be, and it will change his life.

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    Sarah Walters
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I think this book would be a solid read but I'm not sure how much a middle schooler would enjoy it to be honest. I think some might like it but some might not so I think this solution is kind of middle of the road."
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    #14Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid is the first book in the young adult series Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney which centers on Greg Heffley starting his new school year at a middle school. 
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    Dong Zhou
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "This book is perfect for children. I reccomend it as a gift, i am sure that it will be a very nice book for them, as it was for my nephew. "
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    #15The Lions of Little Rock

    The Lions of Little Rock
    The Lions of Little Rock is a historical fiction novel for children by Kristine Levine. Set in the United States during the height of school integration in the 50s, it tells the story of two girls who didn't let race come between them.
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    #16Ruby Holler

    Ruby Holler

    Ruby Holler is a fantasy novel for children written by award-winning author Sharon Creech. The novel was awarded the Carnegie Medal in the year of its publication, 2002. It tells the story of orphaned twins and the couple who adopted them.

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    Roy Adams
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Ruby Holler is a book my middle schooler recently read that I am very impressed with. It touches upon topics that really matter and gets children thinking about things bigger than themselves. I highly reccomend it to anyone with children!"
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    #17Yankee Girl

    Yankee Girl
    Yankee Girl is a children's historical fiction novel by Mary Ann Rodman, first published in 2004. Set in Mississippi during the 1960s in the midst of racial integration, it tells the story of Alice and her friendship with Valerie.
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    #18The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) is a young-adult novel by Rick Riordan. It follows the adventure of the demigod Percy Jackson. The Sea of Monsters is the second book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series.
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    Gary Lopez
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I had only seen the movie before, but I was interested in reading the books. The whole series is a lot of fun in the same type of series as Harry Potter. Just a really fun read. Perfect for teenagers and young adults. I really enjoyed it. "
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    #19Ruby Lee and Me

    Ruby Lee and Me
    Ruby Lee and Me is a historical fiction novel for children written by Shannon Hitchcock, first published in 2016. Set in 1969 during the integration, it tells the story of the first African-American teacher.
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    Jennifer Watkins
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This Book is very special for kids, it tells a very funny story and with great characters.This books will help kids with their imagination and activates their memory. I am sure that your child will like this book as my nephew did. "
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    #20The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook

    The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook

    The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook is a fictional comic book written and illustrated by artist Eleanor Davis. This graphic novel was originally published in September 2009 by Bloomsbury USA.

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    Nathan Price
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook is one of the best books for middle schoolers. Even though I'm a middle-aged man, I collect these comic books and have since I was quite young. The illustrations are exceptional and the story is engaging. I'll be on the lookout for other books by this publisher in the future."
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    #21The Cruise of the Arctic Star

    The Cruise of the Arctic Star

    The Cruise of the Arctic Star is a nonfiction history book written by Scott O'Dell. This book can be used for academic purposes. It was originally published in 1973.

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    Andrea Welch
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "A fun book about a cruise. It is about the travel of the cruise and adventure. It is a fun book. I liked it and thought it was cool."

Summary

Best What are the best books for middle schoolers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Harry Potter And The Order Of The PhoenixBooks 28 Paid
2The Magic of FinkletonBooks 25 Paid
3A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)Books 24 Paid
4The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)Books 22 Paid
5Princess AcademyBooks 20 Paid
6The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)Books 19 Paid
7Percy Jackson and the Titan's CurseBooks 18 Paid
8The City of Ember (Book of Ember)Books 15 Paid
9Where the Red Fern GrowsBooks 13 Paid
10The HobbitBooks 12 Paid
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