Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
Rain Reign is emotionally wonderful. It is both heartbreaking and beautiful. I am so thankful that I got to meet Rose. She is a character I won't soon forget. Even if you don't read middle grade books you should give this one a try.
Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko
This historical fiction was interesting and fun. I love a well written story about a plague and how it affects not just one family, but the whole town. Another plus, the main character was brave and wonderful.
May B. by Caroline Starr Rose
I can't believe how strong and smart May B. is! I don't think I would be able to survive a horrible snow storm all by myself at the age of 13 in the middle of nowhere.
The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry
Full of laughs and scheming, this was a fun book. I only wish it would have been a little more entertaining from start to finish. I loved the start and I loved the finish, but the middle part was only just okay for me. I do think kids will love this!
One Came Hon by Amy Timberlake
This one was a little slower than I would have liked considering it was a rather short book, but once I started the second half I was completely immersed in the story.
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
I wanted to love this book, but I only ended up liking it. I am not sure if it was the slower pace or what but I had a hard time reading this one. I liked the characters, the story, and the setting, so who knows what my problem was. I can see young kids really enjoying this one.