Top 8 books students must read this summer

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewi                      The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe has an everlasting charm that children of all ages love. There’s no doubt you’ve heard of or seen the movie adaptation, The Chronicles of Narnia, but reading the novel is an unparalleled experience for bookworms and reluctant readers alike.

Holes, Louis Sachar         Another beloved novel that has also been adapted into a film, Holes follows Stanley Yelnats as he’s unjustly sent to Camp Green Lake, a boys’ detention camp.

Gregor the Overlander, Suzanne Collin From the author who wrote The Hunger Games series, Gregor the Overlander is the first book of The Underland Chronicles series, an epic fantasy series about a subterranean world beneath our own.

The Shadow Club, Neal Shusterman Our pick for 7th grade summer reading is a compelling novel about competition, envy, and revenge.

I Am Still Alive, Kate Alice Marshall 8th graders looking for a thrilling read, especially fans of survival stories like Hatchet or Lord of the Flies, will be captivated by I Am Still Alive.

Dry, Neal and Jarrod Shusterman  Our 9th grade summer reading recommendation is another thrilling story from Neal Shusterman that chronicles the sequence of events following a catastrophic escalation in California’s drought.

Love & Luck, Jenna Evans Welch A much-needed wholesome break amidst the harrowing tales throughout this list, Love & Luck is the heartwarming tale of heartbroken Addie Bennett’s summer road trip through the biggest music festival in Ireland with her brother.

Wilder Girls, Rory Power Another thrilling survival story with resemblance to Lord of the Flies, Wilder Girls follows Hetty and her friends as their remote boarding school is put under quarantine due to a mysterious, deadly illness spreading.