2020 Summer Reading List
Please read the REQUIRED READING book and ONE of the novels from the FREE CHOICE list below. E N J O Y !
REQUIRED Reading Book
Schooled by Gordon Korman
Cap lives in isolation with his grandmother, a former hippie; but when she falls from a tree and breaks her hip, Cap is sent to a foster home where he has his first experience in a public school.
For your FREE CHOICE novel, choose ONE of the following:
Girl Online by Zoe Sugg
Penny has a secret. Under the alias GirlOnline, she blogs about school dramas, boys, her mad, whirlwind family - and the panic attacks she's suffered from lately. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets the gorgeous, guitar-strumming Noah. Suddenly Penny is falling in love - and capturing every moment of it on her blog.
Fantasy League by Mike Lupica
12-year-old Charlie is a fantasy football guru. He may be just a bench warmer for his school's football team, but when it comes to knowing and loving the game, he's first-string. He even becomes a celebrity when his podcast gets noticed by a sports radio host, who plays Charlie's fantasy picks for all of Los Angeles to hear. Soon Charlie befriends the elderly owner of the L.A. Bulldogs -- a fictional NFL team -- and convinces him to take a chance on an aging quarterback. After that, watch out . . . it's press conferences and national fame as Charlie becomes a media curiosity and source of conflict for the Bulldogs general manager, whose job Charlie seems to have taken. It's all a bit much for a kid just trying to stay on top of his grades and maintain his friendship with his verbal sparring partner, Anna.
Pieces of Georgia by Jen Bryant
Like her mother, Georgia McCoy is an artist, but her dad looks away whenever he sees her with a sketchbook. Sometimes it’s hard to remember what it was like when her mother was still alive…when they were a family…when they were happy. But then a few days after her 13th birthday, Georgia receives an unexpected gift – a strange, formal letter, all typed up and signed anonymous – granting her free admission to the Brandywine River Museum for a whole year. And things begin to change.
The Trouble with Lemons by Daniel Hayes
Tyler thinks of himself as a "lemon" because of his allergies and his asthma. When he and his best friend find a dead body at the local quarry and set out to solve the mystery, they hope to gain some self-confidence. Tyler and Lymie, eighth grade misfits, discover a dead body in a quarry and work to uncover the mystery behind it.