If you like Firegirl by Tony Abbott
Here are some
more books you might like about middle school students .
All of the Above by Shelley Pearsall.
Everyone knows that Washington Middle School is a dead end and its
students have no future. Then, Mr. Collins, the seventh-grade math
teacher, inadvertently challenges several students to build a
tetrahedron (a 3-D multiplane structure) to break the Guinness world
record. The students feign disinterest, but gradually the idea takes
hold, ultimately drawing in troublemakers and well-behaved kids,
parents, relatives, and community members alike. (from Booklist)
Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt.
During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his
classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader
Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the
plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the
world he lives in.
Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
Thirteen-year-old Bethany's parents have always been
overprotective, but when they suddenly drop out of sight with no
explanation, leaving her with an aunt she never knew existed, Bethany
uncovers shocking secrets that make her question everything she thought
she knew about herself and her family.
Year of the Dog by Grace Lin.
Frustrated at her seeming lack of talent for anything, a young
Taiwanese American girl sets out to apply the lessons of the Chinese
Year of the Dog, those of making best friends and finding oneself, to
her own life.
Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time by Lisa Yee.
After flunking sixth-grade English, basketball prodigy Stanford
Wong must struggle to pass his summer-school class, keep his failure a
secret from his friends, and satisfy his academically demanding father.