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

CONVICTION, by Kelly Loy Gilbert


The story: Star pitcher Braden is the only person who knows the truth about what happened that night. His dad claims it was an accident; the police say it was vehicular homicide. Braden loves his father and wants to believe in the God that Mart preaches, but when his estranged brother Trey comes to stay with him in the run-up to the trial, Braden has to face the truth about their dad–and even worse, decide what to say at a trial that could end up with his getting the death penalty. Dad always said you’re never more alone than while on the pitcher’s mound–but maybe that’s because he’s never been in the witness box.

Mrs. Friend’s opinion: If you’re a fan of Carl Deuker, you’ll like this one too.  Don’t let the ugly cover fool you!


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