My 12 year old daughter loves to read! I am constantly asking other parents for book recommendations but I really prefer to hear what a child enjoys reading.
So when I found myself chaperoning a 6th grade retreat, I used it as an opportunity to ask each child this question:
What is your favorite book you’ve ever read?
There were several repeats.
The reading difficulty varied.
But every book had one thing in common. It was someone’s favorite.
I compiled their answers into this list.
40 Middle Schoolers all-time favorite books:
(I have not read each of these, so I am including an affiliate link to Amazon so you can read a description)
Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
The Hidden Series, The Found Series, and the Double Identity Series by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Basher Five-Two: The True Story of F-16 Fighter Pilot by Captain Scott O’Grady
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
Holes by Louis Sachar
The Dragon Slippers Series by Jessica Day George
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Ascendence Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen
The Tale of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
Code Orange by Caroline Cooney
Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper
The Canterwood Crest Series by Jessica Burkhart
Hoot By Carl Haissen
Davy Crocket: His Own Story by David Crockett
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
The Book of Elsewheres by Jacqueline West
Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen
Summer of Monkey by Wilson Rawls
Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Chomp by Carl Heissen
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
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