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I would like multiple book recommendations for 8 th grade readers. Thanks!

Jul 7, 2014 12:34am

  • English Language Arts
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    • Jul 8, 2014 11:49am

      Are you looking for books to teach or books for independent reading?

      • Jul 9, 2014 11:20am

        Independent Reading

        • Jul 10, 2014 11:42am

          None of these are new books--I moved from middle to high school several years ago. The Darren Shan series (Cirque du Freak and Demonata) are very popular with boys. The Gregor the Overlander series is great (in fact, after I moved to the high school, several former students tracked me down to see if I had the last book of the series). Girls love The Coven series by Cate Tiernan and the Seven Deadly Sins by Robin Wasserman. Fantasy is very popular with this age range, add some romance for the girls and you've got it.

          • Jul 14, 2014 9:40am

            Boys in my 8th grade class were all about the zombies this last year. Try the Maze Runner series by James Dashner, The Enemy series by Charlie Higson. Creepy, zombies, and a mystery.

            Girls like the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter, (young girl is in spy school!) The Matched series by Ally Condie (dystopian society.) Paranormalcy series by Kiersten White (girl agent working in a supernatual world.)

            • Jul 15, 2014 12:44pm


              My 8th graders loved all the John Green books - Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, etc... They also loved the James Patterson series that starts with the book, Maximum Ride. I got hooked on those with them. Other good books that work for both the boys and girls are Trapped by Northrup, the Ender's Games series, Outsiders and That Was Then, This Was Now by Hinton, and the Hunger Games.