YA Favorites of My Middle Schoolers:

Best Book List for 7th & 8th Graders:

First week of school is in the books, so to speak. After hearing 100 summer reading presentations of book summaries accompanied with creative projects, these are the YA (Young Adult) book titles that the students loved most. I’m excited to use this list to build my classroom library!

Here’s the book list of my students’ favorites:

Books in a Series:
  • The Maze Runner Series- 5 books by James Dashner
  • A Wrinkle in Time Quintet by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Divergent Trilogy- 3 books plus related book titled “Four” by Veronica Roth
  • The Giver, Gathering Blue, The Messenger, The Son- 4 books by Lois Lowry
  • The Chronicles of Narnia Series- 7 books by C.S. Lewis
  • Percy Jackson Series- 7 books by Rick Riordan
  • Heroes of Olympus- 5 books by Rick Riordan
  • Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  • Anne of Green Gables Series- 8 books by L.M. Montgomery
  • Series of Unfortunate Events 13 books by Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler)
  • Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie
  • Brian’s Saga Series by Gary Paulsen

Single Titles: 

  • Fault in our Stars by John Green
  • The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart
  • Papertowns by John Green
  • Peeling the Onion by Wendy Orr
  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • Loser by Jerry Spinelli
  • Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
  • Beastly by Alex Flinn
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  • Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
  • Time Traveller by H.G. Wells
  • Hot Hand by Mike Lupica
  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • Kisses from Katie by Katie J. Davis
  • As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds
  • Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
  • War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
  • Beastly by Alex Flinn

Thank you PTA for Donating Books for Our Class Library!

Best Ever PTA!

Students’ Summer Reading Projects:

Book Jackets, News Reports, Scene Models, Mobiles, Games, Quilts, Shadow Boxes,
I-movies, Posters . . . and many amazing presentations getting us excited to read more!!!

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