Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2015
Capturing the interest of middle school readers requires compelling stories with inspiring protagonists, and plots that spark emotion. Fortunately, this year we reviewed books that meet all of those criteria. Regardless of the genre, the 2015 Top Shelf nominations are books filled with strong characters, courageous moments, and thrilling adventures. As readers and educators, we are delighted that our choices include a variety of genres and reading levels.
The Annapolis, Maryland, selection committee read and had lively discussions over many good books. Making the final decision was not easy. We (and our teen reviewers) are very excited to share our choices. We are confident that these books will be devoured by the avid readers, and will ignite a spark in reluctant readers.