junior high

Author Focus: Gordon Korman

When my almost teen boys find an author they like AND I notice them reading more than one of his books, my read-radar goes way up. It hasn’t happened often, but it’s starting to more (yay!). So, when I noticed one reading Ungifted, and another reading Restart, followed by Slacker and a request for Korman's newest release, I figured it was time to see what this author was all about. 

A quick amazon search revealed that Gordon Korman is a prolific author. He has written over 85 middle grade and teen novels! And, once I started reading I discovered that I enjoyed his books almost as much as my boys. Most of his books are told from multiple character’s points of view (which my boys really like). And, they are funny, the plots are entertaining, and each book wraps up with the perfect dose of heart. 

Every one I’ve read so far, I would be quick to recommend. 

Interested? Here is a list to get you started. 

The Wednesday Wars

If you are looking for a book to make you laugh, cry, and thoroughly enjoy the reading of… Let me tell you, I have the perfect book for you. 

I first read The Wednesday Wars several years ago. I gave it five stars. I recently read it again to see if it was as good as I remembered, and I had my daughter read it too.

There was a bit of trepidation in this move. When you pick up a book to read again or offer it to someone else to read, there is a wondering if the book will hold up. You wonder if you will love it as much as you did the first time you read it. I was thrilled when my daughter loved it too, and for me, it was just as good the second time around, maybe better.