Sunday, July 8, 2012

Marsh's Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday

Welcome to A Monster Ate My Book Report!  It's Monday and that means it's time for us to tell you all about a wonderful book for Middle-Graders.  This is a great meme started by Ms. Shannon Messenger, who is the author of her own Middle-Grade book, Keeper of the Lost Cities.  There are lots of bloggers that are sharing their own Middle-Grade picks, so make sure you visit Ms. Shannon's blog for all the buzz!
Marsh & Emiline

My Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday Book is Forge (Seeds of America #2)
By Laurie Halse Anderson.

     I am currently reading Forge, by Laurie Halse Anderson.  It is based on the battle of Valley Forge.  It is a great book so far and I have really been enjoying it.  I like how courageous Curzon, the main character, is and how he is not afraid to stand up for himself.  I also really enjoy the details.  It makes you feel like you are standing in the boots of an American soldier.
     If you like books about history and war, you will definitely enjoy Forge.  It is set in the Revolutionary war.  The main character is a former slave that joined the army!  I am very eager to finish this book.  Remember to check out the first book in the series, Chains.   
Here's the link to Laurie Halse Anderson's website:

        I picked up a paperback copy of Forge at my favorite bookstore, Little Shop of Stories, after seeing in on a display.  It is also recommended reading for Middle-Schoolers. You can find Chains and Forge at you local library or at your favorite bookstore. 


  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I don't usually choose books about war, but this one sounds like it might be worth getting.

  2. Hi Marsh! Great review. I also blogged about FORGE today, along with the first book in the series, CHAINS.

  3. I think my students would love to read this book. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  4. This is a great book and you should really read it. Your students will really like it, especially if they love history. I am glad that you liked my post and and that you read my review. Thanks for following and supporting our blog.