Marin Country Day School Summer Reading 2015 Students Entering 8th Grade th
Entering 8 graders have no written assignments due. However, here are three key points to remember: th
1. Entering 8 graders must read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (copy provided by MCDS) plus two books from this list 2. Keep a list of everything you read and feel free to read beyond the minimum two book requirement. 3. Read the required text (The Outsiders) at the end of the summer, so that it remains fresh in your memory for September. You will be discussing and writing about this book during the first weeks of school, and it is essential that you be prepared. • Please don't take notes directly in your book-­‐ use post its or flags to note important passages in the story looking for key moments in character and plot development and passages you find especially well written and interesting as well as any passages where you have questions. • Look up words you don't know. • Read actively. *Indicates a book in a series—you may read any book in the series. @
Indicates a book is available as an ebook via the library’s Overdrive To learn how to access Overdrive watch the video at Fantasy & Supernatural Bray, Libba; Beauty Queens Alender, Katie; Famous Last Words Crawford, Brent; Carter Finally Gets It*@ Anderson, Jodi Lynn; Tiger [email protected] David, Keren; Lia’s Guide to Winning the Lottery Billingsley, Franny; Chime Doescher, Ian; William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope Black, Holly; The Darkest Part of the Forest Cabot, Meg; Abandon* Carson, Rae; The Girl of Fire and Thorns*@ Cashore, Kristin; Graceling*@ Clare, Cassandra; City of Bones* Goodman, Alison; Eon: Dragoneye Reborn* Hartman, Rachel; Seraphina* Hodge, Rosamund; Cruel Beauty* Lam, Laura; Pantomime* Levithan, David; Every [email protected] Lo, Malinda; Huntress* Larbalestier, Justine; Team [email protected] Rennison, Louise; Withering Tights*@ Rosoff, Meg; There is No Dog Scieszka, Jon; Guys Read: Funny [email protected] Wright, Bil; Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy Historical Fiction Barnaby, Hannah; Wonder [email protected] Bray, Libba; The Diviners* (with a touch of the paranormal) Brunt, Carol Rifka; Tell the Wolves I’m Home Donnelly, Jennifer; Revolution Nix, Garth; Clariel*@ Oppel, Kenneth; This Dark Endeavor* Pearson, Mary E.; The Kiss of Deception* @
Riggs, Ransom; Hollow City* (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children) Rutkoski, Marie; The Winner’s Curse*@ Shusterman, Neal; Unwind* Stiefvater, Maggie; The Curiosities: A Collection of [email protected] Stiefvater, Maggie; The Raven Boys* Taylor, Laini; Daughter of Smoke and Bone* Sense of Humor Blackstone, Matt; Sorry You’re Lost Dowswell, Paul; Auslander Dubosarsky, Ursula; The Golden [email protected] Ellis, Deborah; My Name is [email protected] Gaughen, A.C.; Scarlet* LaFevers, Robin; Grave Mercy*@ Lasky, Kathryn; The [email protected] Meyer, Carolyn; Diary of a Waitress Napoli, Donna Jo; Hidden Peet, Mal; Tamar: A Novel of Espionage, Passion and [email protected] Smith, Sherri; Flygirl Sutcliffe, William; The Wall Woelfle, Gretchen; All the World’s a Stage Roth, Veronica; Divergent* Sci-­‐fi & Dystopias Sanderson, Brandon; Steelheart*@ Bedford, Martyn; Flip Sheehan, Anna; A Long Long [email protected] Bell, Hilari; Trickster’s Girl*@ Spelbring, J. L.; Perfection* Bodeen, S.A.; The Compound*@ Terrill, Cristin; All Our Yesterdays Brashares, Ann; The Here and Now Vizzini, Ned; The Other [email protected] Bruchac, Joseph; Killer of Enemies Zhang, Kat; What’s Left of Me*
Buckley, Michael; Undertow* Adventure/Thriller Carriger, Gail; Etiquette and Espionage*@ Bick, Ilsa J.; Ashes*@ Cass, Kiera; The Selection*@ Carter, Ally; All Fall Down* Cle, Troy; The Marvelous Effect* Davies, Stephen; [email protected] Edwards, Janet; Earth [email protected] Fombelle, Timothée de; Vango: Between Sky and [email protected] Gaither, Stefanie; Falls the Shadow Hale, Shannon; Dangerous Gagnon, Michelle; Don’t Turn Around* Hirsch, Jeff; The Darkest Path Grant, Michael; Eve & Adam Knutsson, Catherine; Shadows Cast by Stars Grant, Michael; Gone* Laybourne, Emmy; Monument 14* Jacobs, John Hornor; The Twelve-­‐Fingered Boy*@ Lo, Malinda; Adaptation* Jinks, Catherine; Evil Genius* Lore, Pittacus; I Am Number Four*@ Kincaid, S. J.; Insignia* Lu, Marie; Legend* Lake, Nick; Hostage [email protected] Lu, Marie; The Young Elites* Lunetta, Demitria; In the End* Matson, Lynne; Nil* Meyer, Marissa; Cinder*@ Ness, Patrick; More Than [email protected] Price, Lissa; Starters* @ Benke, Karen; Leap Write In!: Adventures in Creative Writing Ellis, Deborah; Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous [email protected] Hill, Katie Rain; Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition Jenks, Andrew; My Adventures as a Young Filmmaker Kuklin, Susan; Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak [email protected] Lang, David; Zero to Maker: Learn (Just Enough) to Make (Just About) [email protected] Lewis, John Robert; March* Lowery, Lynda Blackmon; Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March Marrin, Albert; A Volcano Beneath the Snow: John Brown’s War Against Slavery Moss, Samantha; Where’s My Stuff: The Ultimate Teen Organizing Guide Morel, Alex; Survive Prins, Marcel; Hidden Like Anne Frank: Stories of Survival Plum, Amy; After the End*@ Reef, Catherine; Frida & Diego: Art, Love, Life Rossi, Veronica; Under the Never Sky* Sandler, Martin W.; Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans during World War II Schrefer, Eliot; Threatened Miller, Lauren; Free to Fall Ness, Patrick; The Knife of Never Letting Go*
@ Aronson, Marc; Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science Wynne-­‐Jones, Tim; Blink & Caution Nonfiction Anderson, Jodi Lynn; Americapedia: Taking the Dumb Out of Freedom Sheinkin, Steve; Bomb: The Race to Build-­‐and Steal-­‐ the World’s Most Dangerous [email protected] Smith, Rachelle Lee; Speaking Out: Queer Youth in Focus Nelson, Jandy; I’ll Give You the [email protected] Smith, Sharon J.; The Young Activist’s Guide to Building a Green Movement + Changing the World Anderson, Laurie Halse; The Impossible Knife of Memory Stillman, Sarah; Soul Searching: A Girl’s Guide to Finding Herself Baskin, Janie; Paint Me a [email protected] Perkins, Stephanie; Isla and the Happily Ever After*@ Bassett, Kate; Words and Their [email protected] Robert, Na’ima; She Wore Red [email protected] Wagenen, Maya Van; Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern [email protected] Bick, Ilsa J.; The Sin-­‐Eater’s [email protected] Rowell, Rainbow; Eleanor and [email protected] Clark, Kristin Elizabeth; Freakboy Rupp, Rebecca; After Eli Cronn-­‐Mills, Kirstin; Beautiful Music for Ugly Children Sales, Leila. This Song Will Save Your Life Yousafzai, Malala. I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Mysteries Berk, Josh; The Dark Days of Hamburger [email protected] Crowley, Cath; Graffiti Moon Schneider, Robyn; The Beginning of [email protected] Schrefer, Eliot; Endangered Crutcher, Chris; [email protected] Dessen, Sarah; What Happened to Goodbye Schumacher, Julie; The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls Ehrenberg, Pamela; Ethan, Suspended Sloan, Holly Goldberg; I’ll Be There Friesen, Jonathan; Jerk, California Smith, Jennifer E.; The Geography of You and Me Ferguson, Alane; The Christopher Killer* George, Madeleine; The Difference Between You and Me Smith, Jennifer E.; The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight Fredericks, Mariah; Girl in the Park Green, John; The Fault in Our [email protected] Stanton, Angie; Rock and a Hard Place* Stratton, Allan; [email protected] Giles, Lamar; Fake ID Hattemer, Kate; The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy Hiaasen, Carl; Skink—No Surrender Haydu, Corey Ann; An OCD Love Story Hiatt, Fred; Nine Days Herrndorf, Wolfgang; Why We Took the Car Woodson, Jacqueline; If You Come Softly*@ Huntley, Amy; The Everafter Holland, L. Tam; The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-­‐Wong Zarr, Sara; The Lucy Variations Barnes, Jennifer Lynn; The Naturals* Bloor, Edward; [email protected] Donnelly, Jennifer; A Northern [email protected] Feinstein, John; Last Shot* Gavin, Rohan; Knightley and Son* King, Laurie R.; Beekeeper’s Apprentice* MacColl, Michaela; Always [email protected] McCaughrean, Geraldine; A Pack of Lies Renn, Diana; Tokyo Heist
@ Tharp, Tim; Mojo Realistic Contemporary Fiction Alsaid, Adi; Let’s Get [email protected] @
Keil, Melissa; Life in Outer Space Konigsberg, Bill; Openly Straight Sullivan, Tara; Golden [email protected] Venkatraman, Padma; A Time to Dance Sports Alexander, Kwame; The [email protected] Lyne, Jennifer H.; Catch Rider Aronson, Marc; Pick-­‐Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court Matson, Morgan; Second Chance Summer Bingham, Kelly; Shark [email protected] McDowell, Beck; This is Not a Drill Carbone, Elisa; [email protected] Moskowitz, Hannah; Gone, Gone, Gone @
Myers, Walter Dean; Lockdown de la Pena, Matt; Mexican WhiteBoy Feinstein, John; Foul Trouble Fichera, Liz; [email protected] Heldring, Thatcher; Toby Wheeler, Eighth-­‐Grade [email protected] Herbach, Geoff; Stupid [email protected] Krech, Bob; Rebound Lupica, Mike; QB1 Lynch, Chris; The Big Game of Everything Toor, Rachel; On the Road to Find Out Volponi, Paul; The Final [email protected] Volponi, Paul; The Rucker Park Setup Wallace, Sandra Neil; Muckers