SUMMER READING LIST

Students, listed below are the novels your teachers will use to begin the school year.  It is your recommended reading for the summer. These novels will be used in the early weeks of the school year to frame your learning and support you in completing multiple assignments. We encourage you to take notes, use sticky notes, annotate, or use any other method which supports your reading.  These tools will support the instruction and learning that will take place in the fall. On a separate link on this page, you can find tips for reading this summer.


Added bonus- please help GVMS PTO by purchasing your books using Amazon Smiles and designating Great Valley Middle School Parent Teacher Organization as your organization to support.  It is an easy and passive fundraiser for the PTO. Click on the link more information on Amazon Smiles. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201365340


ALL incoming 6th grade students should read 1 novel from this list and a minimum of 1 additional book of their choice.

  • Crash by Jerry Spinelli

  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

  • Running Out of Time by Magaret Peterson Haddix

  • Stolen into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northrup, Free Black Man by Judith and Dennis Fradin

  • The Angel Experiment: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson

  • The Capture by Kathryn Lasky

  • The Unteachables by Gordon Korman


ALL incoming 7th grade students should read 1 novel from this list and a minimum of 1 additional book of their choice.

  • Guitar Notes  by Mary Amato

  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

  • Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607 by Elisa Carbone

  • Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

  • Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

  • Rules by Cynthia Lord

  • A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin


ALL incoming 8th grade students should read 1 novel from this list and a minimum of 1 additional book of their choice.

  • The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

  • Zane and the Hurricane by Rodman Philbrick

  • Endangered by Eliot Schrefer

  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak