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Quiz: What Middle Grade Graphic Novel Should You Read Next?

Ashley Holstrom

Staff Writer

Ashley Holstrom helps make books at Sourcebooks. She lives near Chicago with her cat named after Hemingway and her bookshelves organized by color. Newsletter: Crooked Reads. Twitter: @alholstrom.

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Betty Cooper and Val Smith are best friends. They've always done everything together—even creating the world of Sparklespacelandia--so, Betty assumes they'll continue to be an unbreakable duo in middle school. But Val finds herself drawn towards a music elective, without Betty. Suddenly Betty's on her own, struggling to deal with being in the loser drama class--that happens to be dominated by snotty Veronica Lodge! Even her other friends, like Archie, Jughead, and Sabrina, aren’t making it better. Will Betty and Val find a new way to connect, or has middle school ended their friendship for good?

There’s something magical about a middle grade graphic novel. The stories are always bursting with bright ideas and images, so it only makes sense to put the words alongside gorgeous illustrations. They’re also a great format for reluctant readers: The pages fly by! The art is enticing! The stories are digestible!

So of course we made a quiz to help you pick a newish middle grade graphic novel to read next. We’ve got a little bit of fantasy, a little bit of reality, and lots of big adventures, ambition, and friendship.

After the quiz, be sure to check out the rest of the books included, in case you find even more great middle grade graphic novels to put on your ever-growing to-read list!

  • When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed
  • Stargazing by Jen Wang
  • The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner
  • Almost American Girl by Robin Ha
  • This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews
  • New Kid by Jerry Craft

If you’re in a quiz-taking mood, we’ve got you covered. Try out this soothing quiz to find your next feel-good read, find out which social justice book you should read next, or find what series you should marathon while social distancing.

And if you need even more middle grade graphic novels in your life, check out this list from 2018.