Top Ten Tuesday: Middle Grade Books Guaranteed to Make You Ugly Cry

9 Aug

Ten Middle Grade Books That Are Guaranteed to Make You Ugly Cry

I have one young lady who I have known since I started at the library eight years ago, she LOVED to read funny picture books for years, even as she grew up and was perfectly capable of reading chapter books – she LOVED funny picture books, so much so, that I ran out of suggestions for her.  Fast forward a couple of years, now she’s the kid who I hand every “crying” book to.  She loves them all!  I’m not always a huge fan of crying through a book, because they’re usually breaking my heart as I read them, but she just absolutely adores them.  I think that sometimes middle school kids have so many emotions that they don’t know what to do with and by reading these books, you can get in a good therapeutic cry and feel better.  So without further ado, my list of middle grade books that you need a box of tissues to read.

  1. Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  2. See You at Harry’s  by Jo Knowles
  3. Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
  4. A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean
  5. One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  6. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  7. Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  8. Wish Girl by Nikki Loftin
  9. The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
  10. The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish

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