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Eighth Grade Reading List







Alexie, Sherman
FICTION ALEXI

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Aveyard, Victoria
FICTION FANTASY AVEYA

Mare, a common peasant, discovers that she possesses the special powers of the ruling Silver Elite. Drawn into the elite world and a forced engagement with the prince, Mare eventually changes the course of her country's future.
Brunt, Carol Rifka
FICTION BRUNT

When June's favorite uncle, renowned painter Finn Weiss, passes away, June loses the one person with whom she feels she can truly be herself. When a new, unexpected friend enters June's life, she begins to heal.
Card, Orson Scott
FICTION SCIENCE FICTION CARD

A veteran of years of simulated war games, Ender believes he is engaged in one more computer war game when in truth he is commanding the last fleet of Earth against an alien race seeking the complete destruction of Earth.
Cline, Ernest
FICTION SCIENCE FICTION CLINE

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teen Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia, OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within the world's digital confines-- puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.
Draper, Sharon
J DRAPE

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.
E. Lockhart
FICTION LOCKH

Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.
Philbrick, Rodman
FICTION SCIENCE FICTION PHILB

After an earthquake has destroyed much of the planet, an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the Earth of a distant future.
Rowell, Rainbow
TEEN FICTION ROWEL

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.
Ruby, Laura
FICTION RUBY

Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying.
Spinelli, Jerry
FICTION SPINE

In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever.
Swanson, James L.
JB B6455SW

Recounts the escape of John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln's assassin, and follows the intensive twelve-day search for him, as well as his accomplices.