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Booklist: Gifted Middle School Readers

March 30th, 2007 (07:55 am)
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Current Mood: hopeful
Current Song: Foreshadowing by Duncan Sheik

Mindy needed book recommendations for gifted middle school students. Here we go!

Classics and historical fiction:
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
1984 by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell
A Break with Charity by Ann Rinaldi
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Fantasy:
The NeverEnding Story by Michael Ende
Poison by Chris Wooding

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
#1 The Golden Compass (published overseas as Northern Lights)
#2 The Subtle Knife
#3 The Amber Spyglass
- Lyra's Oxford (short story)
- The Book of Dust (2010)

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
- A Great and Terrible Beauty
- Rebel Angels
- The Sweet Far Thing

Young Wizards series by Diane Duane
#1 So You Want to Be a Wizard
#2 Deep Wizardry
#3 High Wizardry
#4 A Wizard Abroad
#5 The Wizard's Dilemma
#6 A Wizard Alone
#7 Wizard's Holiday
#8 Wizards at War
#9 Wizard on Mars (2008)

Uglies sequence by Scott Westerfeld
- Uglies
- Pretties
- Specials
- Extras

The Midnighters trilogy by Scott Westerfeld
- Secret Hour
- Touching Darkness
- Blue Noon

The Fallen quartet by Thomas E. Sniegoski
- The Fallen
- Leviathan
- Aerie
- Reckoning

Prowlers quartet by Christopher Golden
- Prowlers
- Predator and Prey
- Laws of Nature
- Wild Things

Drama:
The Alison Rules by Catherine Clark
Force Majeure by Christopher Golden and Thomas E. Sniegoski
Say Goodnight, Gracie by Julie Reece Deaver
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
Give a Boy a Gun by Todd Strasser

Body of Evidence series by Christopher Golden and Rick Hautala
- Body Bags
- Thief of Hearts
- Soul Survivor
- Meets the Eye
- Head Games
- Skin Deep
- Burning Bones
- Brain Trust
- Last Breath
- Throat Culture

The Tillerman Cycle by Cynthia Voigt
- Homecoming
- Dicey's Song
- A Solitary Blue
- The Runner
- Come a Stranger
- Sons from Afar
- Seventeen Against the Dealer

Plays and poetry:
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
A collection of Emily Dickinson poems
The works of Sophocles
The works of William Shakespeare

Related Booklists: Middle School Must-Haves, Clean Reads for Early Teens, If Then for Middle School

Comments

Posted by: Jennifer Lynn Barnes (jenlyn_b)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)

Hey! Great list. One thing, though, the Rinaldi title is (I think) called A BREAK WITH CHARITY.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)

Yes, yes, it is. Thanks. I'm not thinking straight.

Posted by: Jennifer Lynn Barnes (jenlyn_b)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)

Understandable, given your poor kitty's health emergency. I'll be thinking good thoughts in her direction.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)

Thanks, Jen.

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