Riot Recommendation: What Are Your Favorite Middle Grade Books About Friendship?

This Riot Recommendation of middle grade books about friendship is sponsored by Best Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham with First Second Books.

Bestselling creators of Real Friends Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham are back with a true story about popularity, first crushes, and finding your own path. Sixth grade is supposed to be perfect. Shannon’s got a sure spot in the in-crowd and her best friend is their leader, the most popular girl in school. But the rules are always changing, and Shannon has to scramble to keep up.

Follow your heart. Find your people.


We all need somebody to lean on and books to get our read on (that works, right?). That’s why we want to know: What are your favorite Middle Grade Books about friendship? Find us on Facebook and Twitter and shout those titles at us; we’ll round up your responses and be back next week to share them with your fellow Riot readers. That’s what friends are for!