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2017 Middle School Summer Reading List

Fiction and Nonfiction reads for grades 6-8

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Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

TWENTY BOY SUMMER explores what it truly means to love someone, what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every beautiful moment life has to offer

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5231173-twenty-boy-summer?from_search=true&search_version=service

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Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

A radical reinvention of a classic, Second Star is an irresistible summer romance about two young men who have yet to grow up--and the troubled beauty trapped between them.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18465577-second-star?from_search=true&search_version=service

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This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki

In This One Summer two stellar creators redefine the teen graphic novel. Cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, the team behind Skim, have collaborated on this gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story about a girl on the cusp of her teen age—a story of renewal and revelation.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18465566-this-one-summer?from_search=true&search_version=service

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September Girls by Bennett Madison

September Girls by Bennett Madison

When Sam's dad whisks him and his brother off to a remote beach town for the summer, he's all for it-- at first. Sam soon realizes, though, that this place is anything but ordinary. Time seems to slow down around here, and everywhere he looks, there are beautiful blond girls. Girls who seem inexplicably drawn to him.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16065555-september-girls?from_search=true&search_version=service

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The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

Emaline wants the moon and more, but how can she balance where she comes from with where she's going?

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16101126-the-moon-and-more?from_search=true&search_version=service

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Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22465597-vanishing-girls?from_search=true&search_version=service

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16143347-we-were-liars?from_search=true&search_version=service

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The Story of Us by Deb Caletti

The Story of Us by Deb Caletti

Cricket’s future stepsisters make it clear they’re not happy about the marriage. An old friend decides this is the week to declare his love for Cricket. Grandpa chooses to reveal a big secret at a family gathering. Dan’s ex-wife shows up. And even the dogs—Cricket’s old, ill Jupiter and Dan’s young, lively Cruiser—seem to be declaring war.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11886526-the-story-of-us?from_search=true&search_version=service

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The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder

The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder

The more time that Amber spends with Cade, the more she is drawn to him. And the more she's troubled by his darkness. Because Cade is not just living in the now; he's living each moment like it's his last

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8922087-the-day-before?from_search=true&search_version=service

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The Summer by Meg Donohue

The Summer by Meg Donohue

In Philadelphia, good girl Kate is dumped by her fiance the day she learns she is pregnant with his child. In New York City, beautiful stay-at-home mom Vanessa is obsessively searching the Internet for news of an old flame. And in San Francisco, Dani, the aspiring writer who can't seem to put down a book--or a cocktail--long enough to open her laptop, has just been fired... again.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16248173-all-the-summer-girls?from_search=true&search_version=service

An Ember in the Ashes

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

We Are All Made of Molecules

“There’s so much to love about this story . . . but what grabbed me the most is the humor.” —Christopher Paul Curtis, winner of the Newbery Medal

Award-winning author Susin Nielsen has created two narrators who will steal your heart and make you laugh out loud.

Thirteen-year-old Stewart is academically brilliant but socially clueless.
Fourteen-year-old Ashley is the undisputed “It” girl in her class, but her grades stink.

Their worlds are about to collide when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom. Stewart is trying to be 89.9 percent happy about it, but Ashley is 110 percent horrified. She already has to hide the real reason her dad moved out; “Spewart” could further threaten her position at the top of the social ladder.

They are complete opposites. And yet, they have one thing in common: they—like everyone else—are made of molecules.

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Steelheart – Brandon Sanderson

Steelheart – Brandon Sanderson
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Proxy - Alex London

Proxy - Alex London