Everyone says that middle school is awful, but Trent knows nothing could be worse than the year he had in fifth grade, when a freak accident on Cedar Lake left one kid dead, and Trent with a brain full of terrible thoughts he can't get rid of. Trent’s pretty positive the entire disaster was his fault, so for him middle school feels like a fresh start, a chance to prove to everyone that he's not the horrible screw-up they seem to think he is.
Theodore Boone is only thirteen, but he's already started a pretty illustrious career as a crime-fighter. First he uncovered pivotal evidence in a murder trial, then he solved the mystery behind his best friend's abduction. But now, Theo will be put to the test as the crime-fighting gets personal. He has been stalked and set up to take the fall for a crime he didn't commit.
How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr. Jill, who is grieving the death of her father, is appalled that her mother is adopting a baby and giving the pregnant mother, Mandy, a home… but Mandy’s got a story of her own.
'The Honest Truth' by Dan Gemeinhart. " Written for tweens, this raw, honest, personal portrayal of a brave young boy taking control of his life and trying to live his dream is unforgettable." Rating: 5 stars