If you're looking for a realistic middle grade book, take a gander over to Coastline Books where Sara has posted a lovely review of Planet Middle School by Nikki Grimes.
Sara says: "Written in free verse, Joylin’s flowing narrative voice is pitch
perfect. She navigates the highs and lows of early adolescence with her
two best friends KeeLee and Jake and when she questions “Where is a
parallel universe // when you need one?”, I had to smile. Ah, middle
school. How many times did I have that thought, although never quite so
To read the review in its entirety, click here.