This is the second week for my new weekly feature celebrating amazing middle-grade books. I hope others will enjoy taking part in this too! Thank you to those who have already taken part – I loved reading your posts and appreciate that you took the time to give this a go.

How to take part:

  • Post a picture of the front cover of a middle-grade book which you have read and would recommend to others with details of the author, illustrator and publisher.
  • Open the book to page 11 and share your favourite sentence. 
  • Write three words to describe the book.
  • Either share why you would recommend this book, or link to your review.

This week, I’m celebrating …

Written by Jennifer Killick
Cover Design: Anne Glenn
Published by Firefly Press

Favourite Sentence from Page 11:

I press my face to the glass again, so hot it almost burns my skin, at the same time as a bloody hand thumps against the window from the other side.

This book in three words:


I had pre-ordered a copy of Crater Lake from the publisher Firefly Press who are an independent children’s and YA publisher based in Wales whose books I am loving! I absolutely devoured the fantastic Crater Lake when it arrived! I will definitely be getting copies of this for our school library as I think it will be a huge hit with the children.

The Year 6 children of Montmorency School are the first students to stay at the newly opened Crater Lake Activity Centre.  Even before arriving at the Centre, events take a sinister turn as their bus is stopped by the figure of a bloodstained man and, on arrival, Digger, the Centre Manager, does not provide them with the welcome they were expecting.  From this point on, the creepiness and fright levels keep on escalating as Lance and his friends find themselves on a daring mission to save themselves and their classmates from a frightening enemy.

Crater Lake is a perfect blend of jump-inducing scariness, brilliant characters and fast-paced action laced with a good dollop of humour and warmth!  It kept me gripped and on the edge of my seat from start to finish.

Here’s a link to my full review: Crater Lake.

I’d love if anyone who wants to give this meme a go would comment in the comments box and include a link to your post so I can visit, comment and find some great middle-grade recommendations. If you do create a post and are on Twitter, and would like to share your post, please use the hashtag  #MGTakesOnThursday so I can find it, read it and share it!

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