Top Ten Thursday #16

Hi everyone!

I know school is starting up for some you guys soon, if it hasn’t already. Mine starts in about 3 weeks, on September 6th. I couldn’t be more excited, despite how many people say they dislike school.

Anyway, hence this, I wanted to give you guys a list of books that centre around school, most particularly middle or secondary. These tackle many issues that happen at school such as academic and peer pressure, bullying, popularity, romance, and more.

So let’s get on with it!😊


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The List by Siobhan Vivian follows the POVs of eight girls, two from each year of high school, whose names were put on a list that classifies them as the prettiest or ugliest girl in their grade. Since it focuses on 8 different girls, there’s a bundle of different issues looked upon in this book.

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The Winnie Years series by Lauren Myracle is great for middle schoolers! I have only read the first three books, but I have to say that they are ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for 8-12 year olds wanting a relatable protagonist in a realistic atmosphere.

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Touch by Francine Prose is a bit unmemorable, if I do say so myself, because I don’t really remember much that happened. Anyway, this is a good read which I would recommend to high schoolers.

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The Brilliant World of Tom Gates is a good one for pre-teen boys, as it covers many issues that may happen in middle school, along with a funny and cool protagonist. It also has a ton of pictures, which I think most of them would prefer over a novel full of words.

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100 Days by Nicole McInnes is honestly a beautiful book which releases on August 23rd, just in time to get yourself pumped up for school! It is about three friends who bond over their issues, and it mostly takes place in their high school. Press/click the cover for my review!

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E. Lockhart’s The Boyfriend List series is about a super relatable girl, Ruby Oliver, who may seem like a normal teenager to most, but deep down she experiences some of the same high school fears that most teens do, and even more. I have only gotten the chance to read the first book, so I hope to get my hands on the next three soon!

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How to Keep a Boy From Kissing You by Tara Eglington is a light-hearted high school story, about a girl named Aurora who is cast in a school play with Hayden, a boy whom she doesn’t like, and if all goes as planned, they will have to kiss- which Aurora really doesn’t want. You can find out more of my thoughts in my review, which will be up in October!

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True Colors by Krysten Lindsay Hager is a book about, well, finding your true colours! Haha, it’s actually about a middle school girl named Landry who leads a pretty normal life, that is, until she is chosen to be a model. This story covers many topics such as bullying, popularity, and simply loving yourself.

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The Truth Commission by Susan Juby is a very interesting and unique high school story. It focuses on a ton of topics, and is perfect for anyone just wanting a glimpse of what high school is like.

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Now lastly, here is a great book series written by the super-famous and fabulous teen star Bella Thorne! As she herself is fairly young, these books (or at least the first two, I haven’t yet read the third one) are a very realistic portrayal of teens nowadays. DEFINITELY pick up this series!

So there you have it, my top ten picks that take place at school, covering many things kids often experience! Hope you enjoyed.💘

So tell me, have you read any of these books? If so, what were your opinions? What other books have you read that take place in middle/high school? Tell me in the comments below.

Au revoir!💜



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