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Middle School Novels

Help make sense of adolescence with books that explore everything from evolving friendships to self-reliance.


Belle Teal by Ann M. Martin
A Southern girl reaches out to new classmates during desegregation. Learn more.

Bloomability by Sharon Creech
Spend a school year in Switzerland with 13-year-old Dinnie as she discovers life's possibilities. Learn more.

Big Mouth & Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates
Mature readers will find much to explore in this book about the unlikely alliance between a loudmouthed boy and a self-described Ugly Girl.

Bucking the Sarge by Christopher Paul Curtis
Before Luther Farrell can find an honest living, intellectual fulfillment, and the love of his life, he must escape his hometown and his angry, scam-artist mother.<