by Laurie Halse Anderson Year Published: 2008
The first in a triology. It tells the tale from a young slave girl's perspective. Another powerful book.
by Sharon Drapper Year Published: 2010
A fantastic book! If you didn't chose this as your 8th grade summer reading novel, I recommend it! It tells the story of a middle school girl with her disability unable to speak, however, she finds her voice and it's inspirational.
by Rick Riordan Year Published: 2005
An 8th grade popular book in the fantasy genre. A summer reading option. While this isn't my first genre to pick up, I liked the Percy Jackson tale of heroism and friendship.
by Markus Zusak Year Published: 2005
Another 8th grade summer reading option. A great book told from the perspective of a young girl during the Holocaust. I liked this one and still have not seen the movie!
by Rainbow Rowell Year Published: 2013
One of the 8th grade summer reading novels. I really liked this book. It is centered around two teenagers who don't always connect with their peers, however they were able to find common likes between the two of them.
by Neal Shusterman Year Published: 2010
This is one of the 8th grade summer reading options. Enjoy the book!
by William Shakespeare Year Published: 1964One of Shakespeare's more famous plays - written as a tragedy even though many may think it's a love story.