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