Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren's Page Turners. To take part, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners.
 Last year for Munchkin's birthday I picked up this book for him.  A story for a middle grade reader from an author that I love.  Finding middle grade level books that are still approriate for Munchkin at his younger age is hard!  And as he is actually more a young adult reading level is even harder!  I've skimmed it, I've looked over it but I've never sat down and read it properly.  That has to change, soon.
Kenny Wright is a kid with a secret identity. In his mind, he's Stainlezz Steel, super-powered defender of the weak. In reality, he's a chess club devotee known as a "Grandma's Boy," a label that makes him an easy target for bullies. Kenny wants to bring a little more Steel to the real world, but the question is: can he recognize his own true strength before peer pressure forces him to make the worst choice of his life?

Featuring more than 150 pieces of line art and comic-style sequences, James Patterson's newest illustrated novel is a genuinely funny yet poignant look at middle school in a challenging urban setting, where a kid's life can depend on the everyday decisions he makes.

Have you had problems finding books that fit the bill for your younger readers?  You know age appropriate while also being reading level appropriate.  Tag one below so I can check it out for my readers.

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