These books were recommended by students this summer...
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
James Halliday, creator of the OASIS, dies, leaving all of his considerable wealth and in-game power to whoever can find all 3 of the keys and complete all the gates hidden inside the virtual world. Can "Parzival" do it or will the IOI beat them all?
I Will Always Write Back by Martin Ganda; Caitlin Alifirenka; Liz Welch (As told to)
This book, a true story has an unlikely friendship across continents.Caitlin and Martin seemed to have nothing in common except their curiosity about the world.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I recommend the whole series: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest, Winter
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
Full of adventure and heart taking moments!
The Giver by Lois Lowry
In a world separated by the original, Jonas is given a job that will lead him to making the decision to bring back the memories of that world.
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
It was a really cool book about Norse myths.
Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs
The three long lost triplets of Medusa are reunited and they learn of a prophecy as well as fight mythological beasts.
Cold Cereal by Adam Rex
A boy with fairy blood, a pair of genius twins, a leprechaun, a rabbit-man, and an eight-foot-tall hairy housekeeper investigate an evil cereal company that is supposedly putting stolen magic in their products.
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Shiver is about a girl named Grace that falls in love with a Werewolf named Sam that changes back and forth from wolf to human depending on the temperature. This book has a lot of romance.
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Clara, an angel-blood is forced to choose between love and duty when she realizes that if the answer is right in front of you, it may not always be right...
The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
Ceony graduated top of her class at the academy, and what does she get for it? An assignment to paper magic despite her dreams of working with metal, and an apprenticeship to the grumpy Magician Emery Thane.
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
12 kids get pulled out of a hat to come early to Mr.Lemoncello's library grand opening. They participate in a series of activities.
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
What would you do if you were reborn every time you died? This book will appeal to those who love sci-fi.
Harry August keeps living his life again and again, unsure of the purpose of it until things start changing for the worse and it is up to him to save the world.
Pies and Prejudice by Heather Vogel Frederick
Pies and Prejudice takes you on a sweet adventure through England, Concord, Mass, and sweet pies !
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
15 Year old Liz has died in a Crash and came back to life in a Earth-like Heaven with many twists and turns!
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
At the end of World War II, Jack Baker, a landlocked Kansas boy, is suddenly uprooted after his mother's death and placed in a boy's boarding school in Maine. There, Jack encounters Early Auden, the strangest of boys, who reads the number pi as a story and collects clippings about the sightings of a great black bear in the nearby mountains.
Newcomer Jack feels lost yet can't help being drawn to Early, who won't believe what everyone accepts to be the truth about the Great Appalachian Bear, Timber Rattlesnakes, and the legendary school hero known as The Fish, who never returned from the war. When the boys find themselves unexpectedly alone at school, they embark on a quest on the Appalachian Trail in search of the great black bear.
But what they are searching for is sometimes different from what they find. They will meet truly strange characters, each of whom figures into the pi story Early weaves as they travel, while discovering things they never realized about themselves and others in their lives.
We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen
I really liked this book it was about a boy and a girls whose parents move on together and their journey through surviving a year! (Note: I just read this and liked it too - Ms Stockwood)
Katie, Batter Up! by Coco Simon
A lovley story on how to face your fears.
Unhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes
When a sister and brother become orphans, they need to find their way through Canada to some place in New York to find their long lost uncle. They encounter a friendly cigar-selling man named Joey, a hustler named Tommy, and a famous rap star named Ice. This book grabs your attention from the minute you start it, and you never want it to end.
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
The Running Dream, by Wendelen van Draanen is the best book that I've read this summer (so far)! The main message that The Running Dream brings across is that you should always have hope. For example, when sixteen-year-old Jessica, who is an astounding track runner, loses one of her legs in an accident concerning the school bus her track team is riding in, Jessica is devastated. Running is a big part of her life! Yet, when Jessica finds the hope that she could end up running again, everything changes! The Running Dream is an attention-grabbing and powerful book that brings across several nice messages, and I strongly recommend it!
The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
Alex and Conner Bailey have a Grandmother who gives them a book which transports them to a land where fairy tales are real. How do they get home? Find out in this book!
The Swap by Megan Shull
A middle school age boy and girl swap lives and show what real life bullying and behavior is like in middle school.
Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall by Wendy Mass
A book about a girl that goes into a coma, and travels back through her memories to learn about who she really is.
A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull
In a world without heroes, one kid from our world must make a stand.
Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series by John Feinstein
Two teen sports writers, Stevie and Susan Carol are covering the World Series between Washington Nationals and the Boston Red Sox and they uncover some secrets about Norbert Doyle and wonder if they should expose him to the world.
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
This is an awesome book that will keep you hooked, and you will not want to put it down for sure.
Paper Towns by John Green
A boy who has always stayed on the sidelines. Always watched from afar. Has been pulled into an adventure that requires hope, faith, and a lot of energy drinks. In order to save his best friend he must take risks that he has never taken before.
Rules by Cynthia Lord
The book was about a girl who had rules for her brother because he has autism so she has to teach him was right and whats not like a peach isn't a funny looking apple.
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson enters middle school while being half human, and half demigod.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
A boy named Thomas who is stuck in a maze with a bunch if other boys who remember nothing about there life except their names
Bliss by Kathryn Littlewood
Rosemary Bliss discovers a secret family cook book,(which is magical) and decides to try a few recipes.
Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose; David Mamet (Introduction by)
This drama captures the emotion of those who believe and those who do not believe that a young man murdered his father. Read it!