Middle School / Books Rule!
Recommended books for grades 5-8

LISTEN TO THE MOON, by Michael Morpurgo


The story: Alfie and his dad find a girl marooned on an island near their home. She’s injured, she can’t speak, and she has amnesia. The famly takes her in–but it’s World War I, and her German-made blanket convinces the neighbors that she’s both a German and a spy. Can Alfie’s family solve the mystery of Lucy’s life before the persecution goes too far?

Mrs. Friend’s opinion:  There’s history and mystery in this latest by the author of “War Horse”, and you’ll get a close-up look at a WWI German submarine, at the giant luxury liner Lusitania, and you’ll see what it was like to be a teenager back in the day.  If you like historical fiction mixed with mystery, check this one out!


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