by Margaret Peterson Haddix Year Published: fictionAgainst the law to have three children???? Find out what happens when families break the rules. This is an amazing series that will have you hooked on reading them all. by Cynthia Kadohata Year Published: historical fiction
During the Vietnam War, Willie and his family move into a small apartment in Chicago after Willie's father loses his job. Because the apartment does not allow dogs, Willie's family is forced to give up Willie's beloved German shepherd, Cracker, to the Army. Cracker is transferred to an Army base where she becomes angry, sad and aggressive because she is no longer with Willie.
Rick Hanski is a 17-year-old who is determined to conquer the world when he enlists in the Army. Rick is assigned a position as a dog handler and is matched with Cracker. Will they make a good team?
by Sharon Draper Year Published: realistic fictionThis book is realistic fiction and does have a focus of a child being abused, but it is a book you won't want to put down. It has appeared repeatedly on the Middle School North Carolina Battle of the Books list. by Marie Lu Year Published: fictionA book that keeps you turning the pages! When you finish...you will be in the same boat I am in...wanting to read the sequel. by Karen Hesse Year Published: historical fictionLove or hate poetry? This book will have you loving poetry. The narrative verse will keep you turning the pages. You will have it read in no time and learn about the Dust Bowl at the same time. by Ben Mikaelson Year Published: realistic fictionHeart strings again! Imagine not being able to do things you do everyday. Walk in someone else's shoes who is not as fortunate as you and me. by Trenton Lee Stewert Year Published: fictionLove a good mystery? Try this series. Don't let the size of the book turn you away. It is worth your time to read. by Kathi Appelt Year Published: fictionThere is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road. by Ben Mikaelson Year Published:Forgiving and acceptance--two concepts that can be difficult for young adolescents. Follow the main character as he faces challenges.