Last week, I posted on Facebook asking for book recommendations for my 7th grade boy. He’ll be 13 this winter. This is an excerpt of what I was looking for:


I ended up having people responding with all sorts of book ideas for days! I printed out their responses to save for myself and noticed other people were jotting down ideas so I thought I’d compile them here. So here you go.

Facebook hive responses to great books for a middle school reader who loves fantasy and mythology with additions of ones my son has read and loved. The graphics are clickable and there’s also a list for you guys below. It’s definitely a boy friendly list but there’s plenty in here that the girls would like too (if not all):

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Land of Stories (series, book 1)
The Outsiders
Paper Towns
The Hobbit (series, book 1)
Hunger Games (series, book 1)
Divergent (series, book 1)
The Maze Runner (series, book 1)
The Giver (4-books in this series)
Dragonriders of Pern (series, this is book 1)
City of Ember (series, this is book 1)
War of the Worlds
Wings of Fire (series)
Leviathan (trilogy)
Inheritance (series)
Brotherhood Chronicles (series)
The Trials of Apollo
Artemis Fowl


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