7 Young Adult Books That Every Middle Schooler Should Read ...


Even though I am in college, I love reading young adult books. Many of them seem to shed light on real world issues, but are written in a way that even younger children can understand. There are so many young adult books stacked in school libraries, but there are a select few that are definitely worth recommending to a middle schooler.

1. The Giver

The Giver

The Giver, by Lois Lowry, is one of the most brilliantly written young adult books I've ever come across. It describes life in a utopian society where there is no pain, no war, and no worry; however, there is also no love. This book follows the journey of the new Receiver of Memories in the community, who learns about what life was like before "sameness." Through his journey, he comes to wonder which is worse: a world with pain and love, or a world with no pain and no love. If you want a book that will really make you think and wonder about life, this is the book to read!

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