Wellesley Middle School Summer Reading List: Entering 8th Grade

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Find suggestions of what to read during the summer before 8th grade! This list is compiled of student and librarian recommended titles.

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  • 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson Action/Adventure, SciFi, Fantasy Alienated by Melissa Landers SciFi Bad Boy by Walter Dean Myers Non-Fiction, Biography Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristin Cronn-Mills Realistic Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys Historical, Realistic The Blind Side by Michael Lewis Sports, Non-Fiction, Biography The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak Historical Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson Historical, Realistic CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore Action/Adventure, Realistic, Series Chew On This by Eric Schlosser Non-Fiction Child Called It by David Pelzer Non-Fiction, Biography Chronicles Of The Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Series Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank Non-Fiction, Biography, Historical

    Divergent by Veronica Roth Action/Adventure, SciFi, Series Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire Action/Adventure, Fantasy Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell Historical, Realistic Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin Fantasy, Realistic Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card Action/Adventure, SciFi, Series Eye of the Storm by Kate Messner SciFi Fablehaven by Brandon Mull Fantasy, Series Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers Historical, Realistic The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Realistic Feed by M.T. Anderson SciFi The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter Action/Adventure, Realistic, Mystery The Girl in the Park by Mariah Fredericks Realistic, Mystery Girls in Translation by Jean Kwok Realistic Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Historical, Realistic, Classic

    Good Night, Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian Historical, Realistic Graceling by Kristin Cashore Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Historical Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling Fantasy, Series Hatchet by Gary Paulsen Action/Adventure, Realistic, Classic Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus Historical, Realistic The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams Funny, SciFi, Series The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein Fantasy, Classic The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Action/Adventure, SciFi, Series I Am Number Four by Pitticus Lore Action/Adventure, SciFi, Series Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer Action/Adventure, Non-Fiction, Sports James Bond Adventures by Charlie Higson Action/Adventure, Realistic, Series The Jungle by Peter Kuper Historical, Graphic, Classic Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Series Legend by Marie Lu Action/Adventure, SciFi, Series

    Your job is to read two books you have not read before. Use this list to get ideas! It is made up of recommendations from current eighth graders and the middle school librarian.

    Look for a to identify books that are a little easier, and a to identify books that are a little harder or about more challenging topics.

    There are tags under the titles to help you figure out if youre interested in the book.

    For more information about these books, book trailers, and your summer reading assignment, please go to www.wmslibrary.com

  • Matched by Ally Condie Action/Adventure, SciFi, Series The Maze Runner by James Dashner Action/Adventure, SciFi, Series The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Series The Native Son by Richard Wright Classic, Historical, Realistic Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick Action/Adventure, Historical, Realistic No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman Funny, Realistic, Sports Number the Stars by Lois Lowry Historical, Realistic The Odyssey by Homer Action/Adventure, Historical, Fantasy, Classic Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Historical, Realistic, Classic The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore Non-Fiction, Biography The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton Realistic, Historical, Classic Peak by Roland Smith Action/Adventure, Realistic, Sports Play Their Hearts Out by George Dohrmann Non-Fiction, Sports The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez Historical, Realistic The Secret Sacrament by Sherryl Johnson Fantasy, Series Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi Action/Adventure, SciFi Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Realistic The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han Realistic, Series Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper Realistic, Sports, Series The Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas Fantasy, Series Uglies by Scott Westerfeld Action/Adventure, SciFi, Series Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee Action/Adventure, Realistic, Historical

    The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann Fantasy, Series We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Realistic The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin Mystery, Realistic, Classic White Fang by Jack London Realistic, Historical, Classic

    Ms. Chessmans Recommendations The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson SciFi Clarity by Kim Harrington Mystery, Realistic, Fantasy Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock Realistic, Sports, Series The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart Realistic Dont Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski Funny, Realistic, SciFi Famous Last Words by Katie Alender Mystery, Realistic, Fantasy Flygirl by Sherrie L. Smith Historical, Realistic The Here and Now by Ann Brashares SciFi, Realistic

    Hustle by Johnny Boateng Sports, Story Collections In Summer Light by Zibby Oneal Realistic Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta Mystery, Realistic March by John Lewis Historical, Non-Fiction, Graphic, Biography My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluges Funny, Realistic, Sports My Name Is Not Easy by Debbie Dahl Edwardson Historical, Realistic Not in the Script by Amy Finnegan Realistic One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke Realistic Orchards by Holly Thompson Realistic, Verse Past Perfect by Leila Sales Realistic Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier Fantasy, SciFi, Realistic, Historical Shackleton : Antarctic Odyssey by Nick Bertozzi Action/Adventure, Non-Fiction, Biography, Graphic So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld Realistic, Mystery This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki Realistic, Graphic Uncaged by John Sanford Action/Adventure, SciFi, Series Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett Fantasy Zac and Mia by A. J. Betts Realistic

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