lady_schrapnell (lady_schrapnell) wrote,

Some more Best Books of 2007 (So Far)

Okay, I realised I'm really in trouble with the younger YA - Middle School - Elementary School groups (not helped by the situation last time I was living in the States, in Arizona, and there was a big kerfuffle about either adding 6th grade to Middle School or putting it back in Elementary or .... I dunno, but I do remember that the Middle School was a troubled zone age-wise) or what might be put here in the 8 to 12 year old section in bookshops, and Amazon is NO help at all, though I suppose that's because they're putting up publishers' info and School Library Journal and Booklist and there's no particular reason they should match. So, the 'categories' may be a mess (but the books aren't!)

Middle School (?) group:

Forever Rose by Hilary McKay (I defy anyone to classify one appropriate age group for these books)  My write-up
Verdigris Deep by Frances Hardinge My write-up
Lemonade Mouth by Mark Peter Hughes (Now, I'd definitely have said High School, especially as the kids are IN High School - but SLJ says Grades 6 and up...) (This was the last book of the 48 Hour Challenge and I appear to have collapsed before doing a proper write-up.)
The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages My write-up
Undine by Penni Russon (This really is cheating - one review says Grades 7 and up, another YA, so I'm barely squeaking it into MS, because it's the only spot left) My write-up

And the Elementary School (??) group:

Forever Rose (WHAT??  It works for both!)
Larklight  by Philip Reeve. The few words I wrote appear to have been in the middle of our dog's second major health crisis and aren't worth linking
Flora Segunda by Ysabeau S. Wilce My write-up
Changeling by Delia Sherman My write-up
A Drowned Maiden's Hair  by Laura Amy Schlitz My write-up

I'm not even sure I believe my own groupings at this point, but can only save this by posting, and haven't the energy to rethink it and relink it all.  So may post different lists tomorrow.
Tags: best-of-lists, books, children's

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