Welcome to the second installment of Middle School Wednesday! For this installment we’ll be featuring some books my middle schooler is enjoying.
We recently took a trip to the library and we stocked up on some goodies. She was on the lookout for some new books to dive into, and she’s found two that she’s loving! I’ve already placed them on order from Amazon so she can add them to her ever-growing book collection!
The first book on our list is:
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
Shannon Hale is one of her favorite authors. She wrote the Princess Academy books (you can find them here) which my daughter loves!
Target Age Group: 12-17.
Here’s the scoop about Book of a Thousand Days:
When Dashti, a maid, and Lady Saren, her mistress, are shut in a tower for seven years for Saren’s refusal to marry a man she despises, the two prepare for a very long and dark imprisonment.
As food runs low and the days go from broiling hot to freezing cold, it is all Dashti can do to keep them fed and comfortable. But the arrival outside the tower of Saren’s two suitors—one welcome, and the other decidedly less so—brings both hope and great danger, and Dashti must make the desperate choices of a girl whose life is worth more than she knows.
With Shannon Hale’s lyrical language, this forgotten but classic fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm is reimagined and reset on the central Asian steppes; it is a completely unique retelling filled with adventure and romance, drama and disguise.
The other book is:
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
I don’t think she’s ever read anything by this author before, but we’re all for getting to know new writers and their writing style! Who knows? THis
Target Age Group: 10 and up
Here’s the scoop about Artemis Fowl:
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius-and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren’t the fairies of bedtime stories; these fairies are armed and dangerous.
Artemis thinks he has them right where he wants them but then they stop playing by the rules.
Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl opens up a riveting world of magic, humor, and nonstop thrills.
I’m trying to get her to pace herself while she reads these but they are just so good that she can’t help but stay up late reading them! I’m sure we’ll be heading to the library soon to stock up on even more books for her!