Beat the Back to School Blues

It's about that time of year again...the start of a new school year.  Not ready to head back? Or maybe your getting slightly bored?  Either way, read on for some of my favorite great books about the perils--both believable and out of this world--of school.  What are your favorites?

I've put together just a small smattering of these books.  The lists are endless.  Leave us a comment to make other suggestions.  What do you think I missed?!


Looking for something relatable, where the events could really happen?  Check out the books below!


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The perks of being a wallflower / Stephen Chbosky

Geography Club / Brent Hartinger

My most excellent year : a novel of love, Mary Poppins, & Fenway Park / by Steve Kluger

Middle school. The worst years of my life / James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts ; illustrated by Laura Park

 Stargirl / Jerry Spinelli 

Speak / Laurie Halse Anderson

Anna and the French kiss / Stephanie Perkins

Please ignore Vera Dietz / A.S. King

 The fourth stall / by Chris Rylander 

The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian / by Sherman Alexie ; art by Ellen Forney

Out of my mind / Sharon M. Draper

Nick & Norah's infinite playlist / by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Notes from an accidental band geek / Erin Dionne

Th1rteen r3asons why : a novel / by Jay Asher


Okay, the chances of these things happening are a little (and in some cases A LOT) less likely to happen.  But, hey, they're still great to read!



The Princess Diaries / by Meg Cabot

The gospel according to Larry / Janet Tashjian

I am number four / Pittacus Lore

Cross my heart and hope to spy / Ally Carter

Hex Hall / Rachel Hawkins

 Evernight / Claudia Gray 

Vampire Academy / Richelle Mead

Ender's game / Orson Scott Card

Michael Vey : the prisoner of cell 25 / Richard Paul Evans

Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone / by J.K. Rowling ; illustrations by Mary GrandPre