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Hi,


Any great titles of books that would work for a 7th grade class? We haven't had any new books in years and I'd like to pick up a set of new titles.


We have:


The Giver,
I, Juan de Perado
The House of Scorpion
A Samurai's Tale
Where the Red Fern Grows
Breaking Through
Homecoming



I'd love to get a good, solid Science Fiction tale and a new Realistic Fiction tale, and/or a really good Mystery.


Thanks!


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The Outsiders
Fish in a Tree
I Will Always Write Back
Boy in the Striped Pajamas

These were all books that our seventh graders read.
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Freak the Mighty - realistic fiction with lots of tie-ins to today's teens.

A Day No Pigs Would Die - better read it and see if your group of 7th graders are mature enough

For science fiction, you might consider some of the short stories by Asimov or Bradbury. I think I, Robot of Asimov's was originally a short story.

A (very old but exceptional) literature text had All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury. Short story, but really powerful. I believe you can get it free on the internet, and there is also a short movie with the same title. I think you can get that on youtube.
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Good suggestions! I love Bradbury and forgot about Azimov.Thx!
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My DS read The Outsiders and Legend by Marie Lu.


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My go-to for book reviews is Pernille's website:

https://pernillesripp.com/our-favorite-books/
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Our kids love Rick Riordan books, especially the Percy Jackson series, and Alabama Moon by Watt Key. There is also a sequel to Alabama Moon from a minor character's perspective.

I also read Scope magazines about Malala and other inspirational figures.

Some books we have done for lit circles are:

Last Book in the Universe
Heat
Tuck Everlasting
Where the Red Fern Grows
Lightning Thief
Hatchet and its sequels

Black Ships of Troy is a challenging book for high-level readers.
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My students loved Eleven by Tom Rogers. It's short, which is great for reluctant readers, and it's about 9/11 which is a pretty compelling event.
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