Monday, December 17, 2012

Best I've Read 2012: The Middle Grades Novels

Today starts my daily listing of my Top Ten lists (in no particular order - it's hard enough for me to limit it to ten!) of the Best Books I've Read this year in different categories.

Since it's a Monday, I'm starting with the Middle Grades books. If you haven't read these, you should definitely add to your To Be Read list! Titles link to my reviews.

Disclaimer: I read a lot of books this year, but there are still quite a few middle grades books I didn't get to. This is by no means an exhaustive list of the quality middle grades book that came out in 2012.

BEST I'VE READ 2012: The Middle Grades Novels
THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN by Katherine Applegate
WONDER by R.J. Palacio
ONE FOR THE MURPHYS by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES by Shannon Messenger
EYE OF THE STORM by Kate Messner

CAPTURE THE FLAG by Kate Messner
AUDITION & SUBTRACTION by Amy Dominy Fellner
GOLD MEDAL SUMMER by Donna Freitas
SHOOTING STARS by Allison Rushby


  1. Great choices. I really liked Keeper of the Lost Cities, One for the Murphys, and Island of Silence. Another super awesome book is The False Prince by Jennifer Nielson.

  2. Sadly, the only one up there that I've read is WONDER, but it was top of my list as well. I even own THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, lol. Thanks for the list.

  3. I agree with so many of these, and the rest I am adding to my TBR list!

  4. The only one that I read so far is Wonder- which is at the top of my list. Most of the books you mentioned are on the top of my list to read. Can't wait to get started! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I liked and bought all of these! The only other one I would add is Mike Lupica's Game Changers, to which I have an inordinate attachment.


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