Middle Grade

 

Generally speaking, I'm not a huge fan of middle-grade books. While I can still enjoy a YA book, even though it's not as complex or deep as an adult novel, middle grade is just too young for my tastes. There's the odd book that I enjoy, but for the most part, the stories and characters are just too shallow for me. And I don't mean that as a disparagement towards those who do love it, just that it's hard for me to stay interested in a lot of the middle-grade books I've picked up.

 

That being said, there are a few that I do love. Most of them are from my own childhood, but some are ones I've discovered as an adult. And since this isn't a genre, but an age group, I've broken the books down by genre.

 

Fantasy & Sci-Fi

Redwall Series by Brian Jacques

I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb

The Witches by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn

 

Classics

Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott

Little Men by Louisa May Alcott