Middle School Summer Reading 2018

1. An assessment will be given on the following required books in September, so you should take notes (on main characters, setting, conflicts, and major plot developments) while you’re reading. Have a wonderful summer and enjoy these great books!

Required reading for incoming 6th graders: Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

Required reading for incoming 7th graders: Holes by Louis Sachar

Required reading for incoming 8th graders: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

2. In addition to the required book, please read at least one book from the suggested titles below (one that you have not read before). You will be given an assessment at the beginning of the school year based on the book of your choice from the list below. You should take notes while you’re reading (on main characters, setting, conflicts, and major plot developments). Feel free to read as many books as possible!

Suggested reading for middle school:
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Grayson by Lynne Cox
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Tangerine by Edward Bloor
Heat by Mike Lupica
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine
Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
Anne Frank Remembered by Miep Gies


Middle School Summer Reading 2018