My Favourite Middle Grade Book: Guest Post By Cliona

13 September 2012

Today I have the lovely Cliona from The Bookster Reviews to fill us in on her favourite middle grade books. Click on the link to go to her blog but before you do this awesome post!

My favourite middle grade books

I LOVE Middle Grade books. I can't choose between MG and YA because that's much too hard! - but I think that Middle Grade books have a quality that YA books just don't have. I don't know what it is, but it's there! So I'm here today on the fantastic Ebony Black Lines to talk about a few of my favourite midde grade books and series!

Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
This is one of my favourite ever series - it's funny, intriguing and the characters are awesome! I love Greek mythology and one of the reasons why I love reading these books is learning all about Greek gods and monsters - it's fascinating!

A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
This is an odd (but brilliant) book. It's a retelling of Hansel and Gretel, but it's told in short stories that all sort of run into one book. It's really fun to read, and I loved it!

Wonder by R.J. Palacio ( Oh I adored this book too! Read my review HERE )
This book is absolutely amazing! It's about a 10 year old boy with a facial deformity and his life, and it's wonderful! It's one of the best books I've read this year (and indeed ever!) and I'd really recommend it for all age groups!

A Year Without Autumn ( Yes! This book rocks! )
This is a great and original time-travel book. It's fantastic! It's not at all what I was expecting, it's quite heartfelt and is really enjoyable.

Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver
This is such a cute little book, with wonderful illustrations. Lauren Oliver is an amazing author and it's written beautifully! 

A Most Improper Magick by Stephanie Burgis
A fantastic book, with an awesome main character! Kat is feisty and funny, and I love reading about her adventures. 

Thanks so much for the lovely post Cliona!
What are your favourite middle grade books?
Don't Forget To Smile!! :D 


  1. I haven't read any of those books, i'll read the reviews though.

  2. Yay for MG books! I love them too, you can never get too old for them. I adored Wonder, I have just about lent it to almost everyone I know, hehe! ;P I love Percy Jackson too... and any of Rick Riordan's books.
    I have Liesl and Po tbr from the library, now I can't wait to read it! And let's face it.. if it's written by Lauren Oliver so it has to be good ;)
    Great post, Cliona! Thanks for posting both of you xxx

  3. Hmm I got to read The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver a few months ago and really liked it so I have to check Liesl and Po soon! Great guest post!

  4. PJ&tO is my first love! So glad to see it on your favorite shelves :D I still haven't finished Liesl and Po. But mostly because of lack of time. But still, first few pages and I really like it!

    Thanks for sharing :D

  5. The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
    was my fist inglish book i read i loved it. i read it so much that book 1 is falling apart since is a paper copy.

    Whisper My Name is a good book a gat it sent to me to read and it was a good read maybe i will come back to see what you think about it.

    am a new follower from friday feature and follow hop

  6. Brilliant guest post, Cliona! I get where you're coming from; middle grade books do have that special something. My friend really liked A Year Without Autumn (and also got quoted in it - so jealous!) too and Liesel and Po looks fantastic!

    My favourite middle grade books are probably The Lost Island of Tamarind by Nadia Aguiar and Pegasus and The Flame by Katie O'Hearn!

    Thanks for sharing, both of you! :D

  7. Interesting guest post and some great choices there!

    My favourite middle grade books .. hmm. I'd definitely say the Kat Stephenson books by Stephanie Burgis. Also, Mistress of the Storm and its sequel by ML Welsh and also Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur!

  8. middle grade book reviews

    Some young adults try to face the facts like if autumn never comes then what happens, if there is no water then what would be the circumstances. These books are simply trying to teach them that they should not be scared of any unusual happening in life and they should fight against them in order to make that thing better.


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