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Booklist - Best of 2008 for Middle Schoolers


   

Best Book About Love and Loss



Climbing the StairsClimbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Book About Almost Getting Away With the Best Prank Ever



The Disreputable History of Frankie Ladau-BanksThe Disreputable History of Frankie Ladau-Banks by E. Lockhart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Best Book About Trying to Fit In

1313 by Jason Robert Brown and Dan Elish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Book About Lost Babies


FoundFound by Margaret Peterson Haddix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Best Book About Taking a Stand

The Boy Who DaredThe Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Best Book That Takes You to New Heights


The London Eye MysteryThe London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Book That Will Leave You Puzzled


The Gollywhopper GamesThe Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Book About Scandals in NYC Since Gossip Girl


Luxe and RumorsLuxe and Rumors by Anna Godbersen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Book About the Battle Between Good and Evil

RunemarksRunemarks by Joanne Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Book About the Creepiest Dad Ever


The CompoundThe Compound by SA Bodeen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Book About Survival at Sea

SeabornSeaborn by Craig Moodie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Book About Your No-So-Typical Princess


Princess BenPrincess Ben by Catherine Murdock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Book to Read When Planning an Island Vacation


Into the VolcanoInto the Volcano by Don Wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Book About the Danger of Reading Minds


VibesVibes by Amy Kathleen Ryan


 

 

 

 

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