If you are fine with reading sad books (because I love sad books), then you should DEFINITELY read this. It explains her grief so well. And when it tells you what happened to her at the end, it is almost like a twist and it makes you so sad. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
This book is about a girl named Lina, whose family is suddenly taken by soviet troops and sent to a concentration camp. She is also sent to a different camp than her father, so she is separated from him. This book shows how she gets through the concentration camp, along with some trauma on the way. I read this in 4th grade, but I can say this may be considered slightly violent.
This book is really good. It contains some mature themes and profanity, such as racism and other things. In the middle of the book, a court case appears where the main character's dad is supposed to defend a black man accused of a really bad crime. This is a great book for kids in middle school, I read it in elementary. I think it takes a while before it gets really good. If you think it starts to get boring, read on. The end is sad, but is definitely worth reading.
This is one of my favorite books. It is about two conjoined twins, Grace and Tippi, who are going to school for the first time since they have been in home school their entire life. This book is best for 11 and up, for profanity, etc. It also gets really emotional. Definitely recommend!
This is a great but wrenching novel about a boy named Conor whose mom is diagnosed with cancer and he has to take care of her himself, because here mom is divorced and only he and his mom live together. But when the monster comes, (almost always at 12:07 in the middle of the night), and he tells Conor stories, Conor is supposed to deal with his grief, and tell the monster what the true truth is. This book is great for a 8 year old, because some people under that age may find the ending somewhat dark and violent. However, this is a great book for anyone who likes a book that makes them really sad.
I think the first interview was intriguing, but the next 100 pages or so were not that interesting, yet. (Pay a little attention to the word "yet".) Then, once the attacks begin, it reeeeaaaaalllllyyyyy picks up the pace. By that point, it was one of the most exciting books I have ever read, with breathless action and it feels like you can't take your eyes off. If you are willing to get there, then I would definitely recommend this.