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Summer Reading 2021: 8th Grade Reads

Summer reading information and booklists for WSA students in grades 6-12 in Fall, 2021.

Summer Reading Choices

Over the summer rising 8th graders are required to read TWO books from this list of recommended reads. The rules:

  • Read books that are NEW to you (no re-reading favorites!)
  • No more than one can be a graphic novel.

The Summer Reading Choices list for students in Grade 8 has lots of books, fiction and nonfiction, in a variety of genres and formats - something for everyone!  In the fall, there will be assignments in English class related to summer reading. Questions? Email Susan Trower  

Click the links below to go to the different genres of books in this year's list!

John Green - The Guardian

Magic sword with eagle on the hilt - Britannica ImageQuest

Globe in a school classroom - Britannica ImageQuest

Clapper board - Britannica ImageQuest

Car as a gift comic - Britannica ImageQuest

John Green books
& Read-alikes

Fight them off! Rebellion,
Competition, & Royalty

The Power of Place
& True Story


Graphic Novels

Over the summer rising 8th graders are required to read two books from the Summer Reading Choices list. Download either the "long" list with book descriptions (organized by genre section) or the "short" list with all the titles shown together in alphabetical order.


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