(see below for all student-recommended titles)


 2020 - 7th Grade: HMS READS!

Our students were asked to name the best books they've read this school year.  Here are the results!  (Most - but not all - titles are available in the HMS Library.  Please keep in mind that the maturity level of some titles may be higher than the recommending grade level.)

Alabama Moon, by Watt Key (2 votes)

Deep Water, by Watt Key (3 votes)

Hideout, by Watt Key (2 votes)

The Raft, by S.A. Bodeen (3 votes)

Scar Island, by Dan Gemeinhart

Squirm, by Carl Hiaasen

The Trail, by Meika Hashimoto (2 votes)

A Dog's Journey, by W. Bruce Cameron (2 votes)

Everything For a Dog, by Ann M Martin

The Yearling, by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings


The Alchemyst (part of series), by Michael Scott

American Royals, by Katharine McGee

Caraval (part of series), by Stephanie Garber (2 votes)

City of Bones (part of series), by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel (part of series), by Cassandra Clare

A Court of Thorns and Roses (part of series), by Sarah Maas

The Elite (part of series), by Kiera Cass

The Familiars (part of series), by Adam Epstein

Gregor the Overlander (part of series), by Suzanne Collins

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (part of series), by J.K. Rowling (3 votes)

High Rhulain, by Brian Jacques

Into the Wild (part of series), by Erin Hunter

The Iron Trial (part of series), by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare (2 votes)

Keeper of the Lost Cities (part of series), by Shannon Messenger

Lady Midnight (part of series), by Cassandra Clare

Legendary (part of series), by Stephanie Garber

Lightning Thief (part of series), by Rick Riordan (2 votes)

Lord Brocktree, by Brian Jacques

Mark of the Thief (part of series), by Jennifer Nielsen

Marlfox, by Brian Jacques

The Mysterious Benedict Society (part of series), by Trenton Lee Stewart

The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate

The One (part of series), by Kiera Cass

Pegasus (part of series), by Kate O'Hearn

The Red Pyramid (part of series), by Rick Riordan (2 votes)

Red Queen (part of series), by Victoria Aveyard (3 votes)

The Ruins of Gorlan (part of series), by John Flanagan

The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater

The Selection (part of series), by Kiera Cass (8 votes)

Shadow Magic, by Joshua Khan

Throne of Glass (part of series), by Sarah Maas

The Traitor's Game (part of series), by Jennifer Nielsen (2 votes)

The Turning, by Emily Whitman

Twilight (part of series), by Stephenie Meyer (2 votes)

The Voyage to Magical North, by Claire Fayers

The Wishing Spell (part of series), by Chris Colfer (2 votes)

Wolf by Wolf, by Ryan Graudin

Dog Man (part of series), by Dav Pilkey

Hey, Kiddo, by Jarrett Krosoczka

Smile, by Raina Telgemeier


Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne

Echo, by Pam Munoz Ryan

The Fountains of Silence, by Ruth Sepetys

Little House On The Prairie (part of series), by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott (3 votes)

The Lost Girls Of Paris, by Pam Jenoff

Never Fall Down, by Patricia McCormick

Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry

Prisoner B-3087, by Alan Gratz

Refugee, by Alan Gratz (2 votes)

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

The War That Saved My Life, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid, by Colin Meloy

Words On Fire, by Jennifer Nielsen


All The Lovely Bad Ones, by Mary Downing Hahn

The Awakening of Sunshine Girl, by Paige McKenzie

The Dead Queens Club, by Hannah Capin

The Detour, by S.A. Bodeen

Frozen Charolette, by Alex Bell

Girl, Stolen, by April Henry

It, by Stephen King

The Leaving, by Tara Altebrando

The Name of the Star, by Maureen Johnson

The Name of This Book is Secret, by Pseudonymous Bosch

No Country For Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy

One of Us is Lying, by Karen McManus (3 votes)

Scat, by Carl Hiaasen

Surface Tension, by Mike Mullin

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (part of series), by John Grisham (2 votes)

Time Bomb, by Joelle Charbonneau

Two Can Keep a Secret, by Karen McManus (2 votes)

We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart

When, by Victoria Laurie

You Will Be Mine, by Natasha Preston


99: Stories of the Game, by Wayne Gretzky

Elephant Company, by Vicki Croke

I Will Always Write Back, by Caitlin Alifirenka

Survivors Club, by Michael Bornstein

Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand

Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein


All Our Broken Pieces, by L.D Crichton

Anne of Green Gables (part of series), by L.M. Montgomery

Braced, by Alyson Gerber (2 votes)

Dear Evan Hansen, by Steven Levenson

Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell

Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon

Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell

The Fault in our Stars, by John Green (2 votes)

Fish In a Tree, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Five Feet Apart, by Rachael Lippincott (3 votes)

Forget Me Not, by Ellie Terry (2 votes)

Fourmile, by Watt Key (2 votes)

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas (3 votes)

Holding Up the Universe, by Jennifer Niven

Hour Of The Bees, by Lindsay Eagar

How to Build a Heart, by Maria Padian (2 votes)

A List of Cages, by Robin Roe

The Losers Club, by Andrew Clements (2 votes)

Moo, by Sharon Creech

My Mother is a Rock Star, by Laura Farraher & Tammy Hoidal

Okay for Now, by Gary Schmidt

The One Memory Of Flora Banks, by Emily Barr

Out of My Mind, by Sharon Draper

The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton (3 votes)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chobosky

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, by Dan Gemeinhart

Sick Kids in Love, by Hannah Moskowitz

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli

Symptoms of Being Human, by Jeff Garvin

A Very Large Expanse of Sea, by Tahereh Mafi (2 votes)

What To Say Next, by Julie Buxbaum

Wild Bird, by Wendelin Van Draanen

The Wild Girls, by Pat Murphy


Among the Hidden (part of series), by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride series), by James Patterson

Delirium (part of series), by Lauren Oliver

The Giver, by Lois Lowry

Gone (part of series), by Michael Grant (2 votes)

The Hunger Games (part of series), by Suzanne Collins

The Infinite Noise, by Lauren Shippen

Knife of Never Letting Go (part of series), by Patrick Ness

Legend (part of series), by Marie Lu

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline

The Scourge, by Jennifer Nielsen

Scythe (part of series), by Neal Shusterman

Shatter Me (part of series), by Tahereh Mafi

Warcross, by Marie Lu

A Wrinkle In Time (part of series), by Madelein L'Engle (2 votes)


Point Guard, by Mike Lupica