8th Grade Summer Reading List

Summer Reading Requirement for Rising 8th Graders

The Giver by Lois Lowery will be required reading for all rising 8th grade students.  During the second week of school, students will be taking an assessment on this novel.  The Giver will be used throughout the year as a springboard for discussions on a variety of ELA topics.

Also, please select one additional book from the list below to complete your summer reading requirement. 


The Giver by Lois Lowry (Genre – Dystopian)

Select One:

Legend by Maria Lu (Genre – Dystopian)

Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes (Genre – Realistic Fiction)

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (Genre – Realistic Fiction)

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Genre - Dystopian)

Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow (Genre - Historical Fiction)

Schooled by Gordon Korman (Genre - Realistic Fiction)

The Outsiders by SE Hinton (Genre - Realistic Fiction)

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (Genre - Historical Fiction)

Smile by Raina Telgemeier (Genre – Autobiography/Graphic Novel)

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (Genre - Memoir/Autobiography)

The Skin I’m In by Sharon G. Flake (Genre – Realistic Fiction)


If you have any questions please email Mrs. Jordan jordan_m@hcde.org or Mrs. Williams williams_leigh@hcde.org

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