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2013 Summer Reading List: Grade 7

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UgliesUglies
by Scott Westerfeld


Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.

The Great and Only BarnumThe Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P.T. Barnum
By Candace Fleming

Learn about P.T. Barnum, showman and founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Readers can visit Barnum's American Museum and among many other adventures, meet Tom Thumb (the miniature man) and his tinier bride.

So Be It

So Be It
By Sarah Weeks

After spending her life with her mentally retarded mother and agoraphobic neighbor, 12-year-old Heidi sets out from Reno, Nevada, to New York to find out who she is.

Other Side of the IslandOther Side of the Island
By Allegra Goodman

Ten-year-old Honor lives in a highly regulated colony with her defiant parents, but when they have an illegal second child and are taken away, it is up to Honor and her friend Helix, another "Unpredictable," to uncover a terrible secret about their Island.

Football GeniusFootball Genius
By Tim Green

Troy, a sixth-grader with an unusual gift for predicting football plays before they occur, attempts to use his ability to help his favorite team, the Atlanta Falcons, but he must first prove himself to the coach and players.

Double IdentityDouble Identity
By Margaret Peterson Haddix

Thirteen-year-old Bethany's parents have always been overprotective, but when they drop out of sight with no explanation, leaving her with an aunt she never knew existed, Bethany uncovers shocking secrets that make her question everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.

Mockingbird

Mockingbird (Mok'ing'burd)
By Kathryn Erskine

Ten-year-old Caitlin, who has Asperger's Syndrome, struggles to understand emotions, show empathy, and make friends at school, while at home she seeks closure by working on a project with her father.

The Lost Hero

The Lost Hero
By Rick Riordan

Jason, Piper and Leo, three students from a school for "bad kids," find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself.

This list was compiled from sources including The Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network and The Parkway (MO) Summer Reading List Committee.


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