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Summer Reading 2017: Grade 8

Required reading and summer reading choices lists for WSA students in Grades 6-11.

2017 Summer Reading Choices

The Summer Reading Choices list for students in Grade 8 has 22 books, fiction and nonfiction, in a variety of genres - something for everyone!

All students starting Grade 8 in Fall Semester, 2017, are required to read ONE book from the Summer Reading Choices List for Grade 8  AND one book for English:  Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, by George Orwell.

8th grade students will be expected to briefly summarize their free choice book in the first week of school.  The required book will be discussed in depth in the fall.  

Animal Farm - 8th Grade Required Summer Reading


Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy

The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century

Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith

Chocolate: Sweet Science and Dark Secrets of the World's Favorite Treat

City of Saints & Thieves

Clockwork Angel

Everything, Everything



Freak the Mighty

The Girl in the Blue Coat

In the After

Into the Grey



The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim

Tall Story

Useless Bay

Vango: Between Sky and Earth

The Water Wars

We are the Weather Makers: The History of Climate Change


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