Middle School Summer Reading

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. Notes should be attached to your reading log. 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: Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine

In addition to the required book, please read at least one book from the suggested titles below. You will be assigned a creative project at the beginning of the school year based on the book you chose from the list below. You should take notes while you’re reading (on main characters, setting, conflicts, and major plot developments) and attach them to your reading log. 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
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • 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
  • Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  • Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  • Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling
  • 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
Middle School Summer Reading