New Books for 7th & 8th Graders

Hothouse
by
Chris Lynch

Reading Level: Grade 8+

Russell was named for DJ's father. DJ was named for Russell's. Their dads were neighbors, best friends and coworkers. Both were firemen. They did everything together...including dying in the same fire.

When their small town hails both men as heroes, both their sons and widows are expected to attend function after function honoring the men. Although Russell is intensely proud of his father, he and DJ both wish the attention would end.

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If you enjoyed this story try:

Lord of the Deep by Graham Salisbury

The Book of Spells: A Private Prequel
by
Kate Brian

Reading Level: Grades 8+

Kate Brian expands the back story of her Private series in this gripping prequel.

16-year-old Eliza is delighted when her mother decides to send Eliza away to the Billings School for Girls. Finally, she will have a chance to spread her wings away from her mother's eagle eye. But the expectations for upper class girls at the beginning of the 20th century are stifling whether enforced by her mother or the teachers at the school.

When a forbidden moonlight excursion lands Eliza and three friends in trouble, they are sentenced to weeding the school garden. There Eliza uncovers a buried cache of dangerous books that lead the girls into supernatural danger.

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Other eerie boarding school tales include :

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins and

Evernight by Claudia Gray

Tutored
by
Whittenberg, Allison

Reading Level: Grades 8+

"Are you a minority?  Unemployed, underemployed, or economically disadvantaged?  We serve the entire West Side, and we have services that can assist you to a new FUTURE!  Stop by today."

Hakiam didn't believe the lame sign. He just stopped by to get extra credit for his GED class. He went back the second time because of the girl behind the desk. Even with her rich girl clothes and fancy way of talking...there was something about her.

Wendy couldn't believe the guy's attitude. She volunteered to help guys like him. Where did he get off judging her, making fun of her just because she spoke like an educated person? He might be cute but she could never hook up with someone like him, her father would kill her.

When the lives of these two African American teens cross, sparks fly between them and cause ripples in the relationships with the other people in their lives.

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Street Love by Walter Dean Myers

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