(see below for all student-recommended titles)

 2019 - 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)
Count Me In, by Sara Leach
Deep Water, by Watt Key (2 Votes)
Holes, by Louis Sachar
Scar Island, by Dan Gemeinhart
Shipwreck Island (from Shipwreck Island series), by S.A. Bodeen
Terror at Bottle Creek, by Watt Key
Treasure Hunters (from Treasure Hunters series), by James Patterson


Whippoorwill, by Joseph Monninger

The Battlemage (from the Summoner series), by Taran Matharu

Bone Gape, by Laura Ruby (2 Votes)

The City of Ember (from Books of Ember series), by Jeanne DuPrau

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (from Harry Potter series), by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (from Harry Potter series), by J.K. Rowling

The Red Fox Clan (from the Royal Ranger series), by John Flanagan

Red Queen (from Red Queen series), by Victoria Aveyard

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

The Tournament at Gorlan (from The Early Years series), by John Flanagan

Twilight (from the Twilight series), by Stephenie Meyer

The Wishing Spell (from the Land of Stories series), by Chris Colfer

A World Without Heroes (from the Beyonders series), by Brandon Mull (2 Votes)

Amulet: the Stonekeeper, by Kazu Kibuishi


Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne (2 Votes)
Echo, by Pam Munoz Ryan

The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara

The Lions of Little Rock, by Kristin Levine

Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys

The War That Saved My Life, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Da Vinci Code (Young Adult Version), by Dan Brown

Deep and Dark and Dangerous, by Mary Downing Hahn

Denis Ever After, by Tony Abbott

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (from Miss Peregrine's series), by Ransom Riggs Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie

Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead, by Nick Drake

One of Us Is Lying, by Karen M. McManus (9 Votes)

Spy School (from Spy School series), by Stuart Gibbs (2 Votes)

Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer (from Theodore Boone series), by John Grisham

This is Our Story, by Ashley Elston (3 Votes)

When, by Victoria Laurie

Between a Rock and a Hard Place, by Aron Ralston

The Blind Side, by Michael Lewis

The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Edition), by Daniel Brown

How Angel Peterson Got His Name, by Gary Paulsen

I Will Always Write Back, by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda

Not Without Hope, by Nick Schuyler

One Dead Spy: The Life, Times and Last Words of Nathan Hale, by Nathan Hale

Symphony for the City of the Dead, by M.T. Anderson (2 Votes)

Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand

After Ever After, by Jordan Sonnenblick

All the Bright Places, by Jennifer Niven (2 Votes)

Dear Martin, by Nic Stone

Dumplin', by Julie Murphy

Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon (2 Votes)

Five Feet Apart, by Rachael Lippincott (5 Votes)

Fourmile, by Watt Key

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas (6 Votes)

Heretics Anonymous, by Katie Henry

Love, Aubrey, by Suzanne LaFleur

Nine Minutes and Counting, by Jennifer McGee

The Penderwicks, by Jeanne Birdsall

See You at Harry's, by Johanna Knowles

Song for a Whale, by Lynne Kelly

The Sun is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon (3 Votes)

What If It's Us, by Becky Albertalli (2 Votes)

BZRK (from the BZRK series), by Michael Grant

Divergent (from the Divergent series), by Veronica Roth

Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes

The Giver (from the Giver series), by Lois Lowry

Gone (from the Gone series), by Michael Grant

Illuminae (from Illuminae Files series), by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The Knife of Never Letting Go (from Chaos Walking series), by Patrick Ness

Legend (from Legend) series, by Marie Lu

Michael Vey, Fall of Hades (from Michael Vey series), by Richard Paul Evans

The Power of Six (from Lorien Legacies series), by Pittacus Lore

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline

Scythe (from Arc of a Scythe series), by Neal Shusterman

Warcross (from Warcross series), by Marie Lu

When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead


The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander (2 Votes)
Ghost (from Track series), by Jason Reynolds

Kid Owner, by Tim Green

Solo, by Kwame Alexander

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