SCBWI's Blueboard - A Message & Chat Board

Looking for recommendations

Discussion started on

Hey, friends...Looking for a good middle grade with a stand-out third person boy voice. Any recs?
#1 - October 08, 2013, 06:21 PM
SWAY, 2012 from Disney-Hyperion
CIRCA NOW, 2014 from Disney-Hyperion
http://www.ambermcreeturner.com
https://www.facebook.com/SwayByAmberMcReeTurner

Global Moderator
Poster Plus
  • ***
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI Region westcentny
Hide and Seek by Kate Messner
#2 - October 08, 2013, 07:15 PM
BLACKOUT -- available now
DESERTED -- available now
SISTERS DON'T TELL -- available now
www.deenalipomi.com

Member
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region inlandnw
Jerry Spinelli writes great books for boys, but can't remember if they're primarily third or first person.
#3 - October 08, 2013, 07:30 PM
A Smidgen of Sky (Harcourt 2012)
A Sliver of Sun (book #2)
 A Million Ways Home (Scholastic 2014)
Just Left of Lucky (2018)
 www.diannawinget.com

Thank you!
#4 - October 09, 2013, 12:11 PM
SWAY, 2012 from Disney-Hyperion
CIRCA NOW, 2014 from Disney-Hyperion
http://www.ambermcreeturner.com
https://www.facebook.com/SwayByAmberMcReeTurner

Okay For Now.
Liar and Spy.
You've probably read those, but they are the ones that popped into my mind as "great MG boy voice."
#5 - October 09, 2013, 03:34 PM

Reader, Writer, Teacher, Wife & Mother
Global Moderator
Poster Plus
  • ***
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region carolinas
Some titles by Avi, Scott O'Dell and Elizabeth George. All historical. Great stuff.
Bud, Not Buddy; Watsons Go to Birmingham.

Vijaya
#6 - October 09, 2013, 04:22 PM
Midnight & Baby Max, Bound, Ten Easter Eggs & 100+ bks/mags
https://vijayabodach.blogspot.com https://bodachbooks.blogspot.com

Global Moderator
Poster Plus
  • ***
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI Region westcentny
Also every other chap of:
RULES FOR GHOSTING by A. J. Paquette
and I think most of:
DOLL BONES by Holly Black
#7 - October 09, 2013, 06:23 PM
BLACKOUT -- available now
DESERTED -- available now
SISTERS DON'T TELL -- available now
www.deenalipomi.com

Global Moderator
Poster Plus
  • ***
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI Region westcentny
Looooooove OKAY FOR NOW!
#8 - October 09, 2013, 06:23 PM
BLACKOUT -- available now
DESERTED -- available now
SISTERS DON'T TELL -- available now
www.deenalipomi.com

Member.
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region epa
I agree with Okay For Now, and would add The Wednesday Wars, also by Gary Schmidt.

Another great one is Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko.
#9 - October 09, 2013, 07:46 PM
Ilene Wong (AKA: I. W. Gregorio)
NONE OF THE ABOVE (Balzer & Bray, Fall 2015)
rep'd by Jessica Regel Foundry Literary + Media
www.iwgregorio.com

Member.
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region epa
Oops. Just realized you specified third person. I will ponder...
#10 - October 09, 2013, 07:48 PM
Ilene Wong (AKA: I. W. Gregorio)
NONE OF THE ABOVE (Balzer & Bray, Fall 2015)
rep'd by Jessica Regel Foundry Literary + Media
www.iwgregorio.com

Global Moderator
Poster Plus
  • ***
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region iowa
I loved Gary D. Schmidt's Okay for Now, too, but wasn't it first person?
#11 - October 09, 2013, 09:02 PM
Learning to Swear in America (Bloomsbury, July 2016)
What Goes Up (Bloomsbury, 2017)
The Constitution Decoded (Workman, 2020)
Twitter: KatieWritesBks

Global Moderator
Poster Plus
  • ***
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI Region westcentny
Yup, you're right, OKAY FOR NOW is 1st person.
#12 - October 10, 2013, 07:51 PM
BLACKOUT -- available now
DESERTED -- available now
SISTERS DON'T TELL -- available now
www.deenalipomi.com

Member
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region epa
Nathan Bransford's Jacob Wonderbar books.
#13 - October 14, 2013, 05:09 PM
Jennifer R. Hubbard
www.jenniferhubbard.com

Loner in the Garret: A Writer's Companion
Until It Hurts to Stop
Try Not to Breathe
The Secret Year

I'm currently listening to Julia Alvarez's RETURN TO SENDER. It has a third person 12-year-old boy narration interspersed with first person Mexican girl's narration. The story involves undocumented workers who are imported to save a Vermont farm.

#14 - October 14, 2013, 06:25 PM
In Real Life, Tuttle Publishing, Fall 2014

Member
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI PAL
  • SCBWI Region southern-breeze
All of Kurtis Scaletta's book would fit the bill!  (I think-- I should check, but I think they're all third person).

#15 - October 14, 2013, 09:55 PM

Members:

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.