Good books for middle school

“There is creative reading as well as creative writing.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time
(or the tools) to write.”  Stephen King

 If you are inclined to write for 6th-8th graders, you’ll want to read some of the best of what’s out there now.  Here are my top 12 picks:

Don’t buy too many green bananas

Yesterday I finished up with the book I’ve been editing for Delores Warner.  She’s written a memoir about the 18 months she spent taking care of her husband, Vern, after he was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).  It’s her first book, but she’s doing everything right.  She has shown it to some of the people who walked through that journey with her Continue reading