Here are some wonderful books that I have read recently...
Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur
The story of a girl who starts middle school. She encounters a bully and a mystery surrounding eight keys her father left for her. As she solves the mystery, she also discovers the importance of friendship, family and believing in herself.
City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
A mystery about two children who try to figure out how to save their the city from darkness. The ending leaves you wanting to read the sequel.
The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Swand
Another story about a middle school girl, a bully and dealing with unexpected circumstances. The main character has an authentic voice and comes to understand the importance of family.
I am currently reading...
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Stick Dog by Tom Watson