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

HOODOO, by Ronald L. Smith

Hoodoo

The story: Hoodoo’s family practices folk magic, and what with his heart-shaped birthmark, he’s a shoo-in to have magical powers too. Except he doesn’t–until a scary demon comes to town, a family secret is uncovered, and Hoodoo realizes he’s going to have to defeat The Stranger, powers or not. Can Hoodoo finish what his daddy started so long ago?

Mrs. Friend’s opinion: Here’s a scary story with an unusual setting–the Jim Crow South of the 1930s. If you’re a kid who likes scary stuff in an unusual setting, check this one out!

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