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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