main content starts hereDraper Summer Reading 2018 – Grade 8 Suggested Book List

| June 7, 2018

“There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.” – Frank Serafini

Tips for picking the best book:

  1. Pick a book on a topic you like
  2. Pick a book by an author whose books you’ve enjoyed in the past
  3. Pick a book you’ve heard a good review about from a friend
  4. Use a system for figuring out if the book is too hard or too easy – read a couple pages. If you count more than five words you don’t know, the book is probably too hard. If you don’t count any words you don’t know, the book is probably too easy.  

Suggested books:

  • Max the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
  • Ghost of Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass
  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Ruined by Paula Morris
  • Divergent by  Veronica Roth
  • Unwind by Neal Shusterman
  • Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton
  • Taking Flight by Elaine DePrince & Michaela DePrince
  • No Summit Out of Sight by Jordan Romero