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

CHARISMA, by Jeanne Ryan


The story: When super-shy Aislyn has the chance to secretly help test a gene therapy that may cure her, she’s all over it. But it’s not long before all the kids who were recruited start having bad side effects–and some of them even die. Worse, it looks like the virus that loads the gene is contagious–so people around them start getting sick too. When the doctor who designed the procedure disappears, former intern Aislyn knows she’s going to have to figure out the solution on her own…or maybe die trying.


Mrs. Friend’s opinion:  Even though a girl is the main character, guys will also like this science-based thriller.  If you’re a fan, also check out “Infected” by Sophie Littlefield.

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