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Reviews and Recommendations
This section includes reviews, recommendations, and lists compiled by individual authors in blogs, literary journals, and more.
Middle School Library Booklists via Destiny Catalog
Books Before Movies
If you liked a movie based on a book or if you haven't seen a movie adaptation yet, try these titles. (Photo: “Harry Potter 4” by I'm Harry Freakin' Potter is licensed under CC BY 2.0)
John Green Readalikes
Looking for more books like John Green's? Check out these great titles!
If you liked the Hunger Games
If you liked Suzanne Collins' "Hunger Games," try these titles! (Photo: “Hunger Games” by Mike Mozart is licensed under CC BY 2.0)
If you like mysteries, detective stories, or thrillers, try these exciting titles!
If you're a guy, there are plenty of amazing books you can enjoy, whether you like sports, biographies, history, mysteries, or books that became popular movies. Check out these titles! (Photo: “Boys reading and playing indoors” by City of Boston Archives is licensed under CC BY 2.0)
Romance and Fantasy
Do you like Gossip Girl or Pretty Little Liars?
If you're looking for a light read that's about romance, crushes, weddings, and more, check out these titles!
If you like fiction books based on real events in history, try these historical fiction titles. (Photo: “historical fiction display” by franlhughes is licensed under CC BY 2.0)
Captivating true stories for middle school readers, including memoirs, true crime, medical mysteries, and more. (Photo: “In the "Non-Fiction Bestsellers" section!” by Jason Eppink is licensed under CC BY 2.0)
Manga and Graphic Novels
If you like graphic novels, comic books, or manga, try these titles! (Photo: “Naruto Yard” by Taro Urata is licensed under CC BY 2.0)
Fiction and nonfiction for middle school readers about people and characters with learning, physical, and mental disabilities.
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