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8th Grade Summer Reading Novels

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8th Grade Summer Reading List

Students should NOT select books they have previously read and tested on or studied in prior classes.
Novel TitleAuthorAR Points
REQ.The Wednesday WarsGary D. Schmidt12
1HatchetGary Paulson7
2A Long Walk to WaterLinda Park3
3The Hobbitt, Or, There and Back AgainJ. R. R. Tolkien16
4The Story of My LifeHelen Keller12
5Robinson Crusoe (Unabridged)Daniel Defoe27
6The Count of Monte Cristo (abridged)Alexandre Dumas34
7Alice’s Adventures in WonderlandLewis Carol5
8The Children’s HomerPodriac Colum9
9The Blind Side: Evolution of a GameMichael Lewis19
10Watership DownRichard Adams25
11Little Women (Book I and II Unabridged)Lousia May Alcott33
12Little MenLousia May Alcott19
13The YearlingMarjorie Rawlings19
14A Single ShardLinda Park6
15The Hiding PlaceCorrie Ten Boom13
16The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesArthur Conan Doyle16
17Carry On, Mr. BowditchJean Lee Latham8
18Treasure Island (Unabridged)Robert Lewis Stevenson12
19The Red Badge of Courage (Unabridged)Stephen Crane8
20Across Five AprilsIrene Hunt10