I purchased Young Man with Camera by Emil Sher for the library after reading a review that seemed to indicate that the main character T----, who has visible burn marks on his face, was bullied in school. However, reading the story, I discovered that this isn't really the story of your typical middle school bully; it's the story of a middle school socio-path. T---- copes with the difficulties in his world by seeing the truth through the lens of a camera, but will anyone ever believe the truth?
Mrs. Carlino: librarian, technology teacher, intrepid reader, armchair (and real when I can swing it) traveler, vegetable gardener, and outdoor lover!
Some other sites where I have reviewed books:
Other lists of great reads:
A .pdf File from the MA Department of Eduction that outlines suggested reading for grade level. The authors that will help you be "well-read":
I found this nice list of classics for middle schoolers thanks to a teacher in New York. Thanks to Mr. Shapiro wherever you are!