Here are sopme book reviews of some popular books currently being read by MHS seventh graders:
TITLE OF BOOK AUTHOR GENRE SYNOPSIS
BELLY UP Stuart Gibbs fiction A 12-year-old boy helps solve a
BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS, THE John Boyne fiction A German boy befriends a Jewish
boy at a prison camp during WWII.
CAUGHT Margaret Peterson science fiction A boy and girl have to travel back in
time to start time again.
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON Mary Downing mystery A 14-year-old boy and his friend try
to solve a murder.
DIVERGENT Veronica Roth fiction A 16-year-old girl lives in a futuristic
world divided into five factions.
FAULT IN OUR STARS, THE John Green fiction Two teenagers, both with cancer, fall
HOUSE OF THE SCORPION Nancy Farmer science fiction The story of the life of a clone from
birth to age 14.
HUNGER GAMES, THE Suzanne Collins fiction A 16-year-old is chosen to fight in a
futuristic battle-to-the-death game.
ICE DRIFT Theodore Taylor fiction Two Inuit brothers get stuck on an
ice floe in the Greenland Straight.
INKHEART Cornelia Funke fiction A young girl experiences magical
adventures with characters in a book
JULIE Jean Craighead George fiction A teenage Eskimo girl struggles to
save her wolf pack.
LAND OF STORIES: A GRIMM WARNING Chris Colfer fiction A 12-year-old boy and girl struggle to
save the world.
MESSENGER Lois Lowry fiction A boy saves the world by healing it
with his powers.
MOCKINGJAY Suzanne Collins fiction A 19-year-old girl tries to overthrow
her evil government.
MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN Jean Craighead George fiction A 15-year-old boy lives alone in the
OOGY Larry Levin non-fiction An abused dog is taken in by a loving
RED PYRAMID Rick Riordan fiction A brother and sister fight an evil god.
SON OF NEPTUNE Rick Riordan fiction A boy awakens without any memory
and fights monsters.
THE GIVER Lois Lowry fiction A boy is chosen to keep the
memories of the past for his
TITAN'S CURSE, THE Rick Riordan fiction A boy and his friends battle gods of
TREASURE HUNTERS James Patterson fiction Four children search for their
parents who were lost while
TWO PRINCESSES OF BAMARRE, THE Gail Carson Levine fiction A shy princess strives to save the
life of her ill sister.
WAR HORSE Michael Morpurgo historical fiction A boy's horse is forced to serve
during WW I.
WARRIORS DON'T CRY Melba Patillo Beals non-fiction The true story of a young black
girl chosen to attend an all-white
school during the civil rights era.
WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS Wilson Rawls fiction The story of a 12-year-old boy and
his two dogs.
WHITE FANG Jack London realistic fiction A wolf-dog endures great cruelty
before he encounters human kindness.
WILD LIFE Cynthia DeFelice fiction A 12-year-old boy runs away with his
dog and lives off the land on the prairie.
WOLVES OF THE BEYOND: LONE WOLF Kathryn Lasky fiction A gray wolf looks for his own pack.
WONDERFUL WORLD OF OZ, THE Lyman Frank Baum fiction A little girl struggles to find her way
back home from a magical land.