I did not read very much this year because I was really busy with club soccer, club rowing, Chinese, flute, boxing, and other stuff. I am trying to read five books this summer but I have two to go and just a week left before my school starts.
8th Grade Books from an 8th Grade Girl
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
This was my favorite book on the list and it was very good. I chose it by the cover at the bookstore; the cover is translucent which caught my attention. The next book, Perfection, is coming out next year and I plan to read it. [young adult, ages 12 and up]
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
This was a very good book. The beginning was a little slow but the end was a lot better and it was very meaningful. [essay book, ages 14 and up]
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
This was a good book. I read this book because when I was at the bookstore, a girl who I do not know was talking about it with her dad and raving about it so I took it and it was very good. I am planning to read the next book in this series and the novellas as well. [young adult, ages 14 and up]
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This was also an assigned reading book at school and it was fine. [classic, ages 12 and up]
Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling by Lucy Frank
This is a novel in verse and really short. It was pretty good. [young adult novel in verse, ages 12 and up]
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
I had to read an independent reading book and it was the shortest one so I chose this one. It was fine and it won a lot of awards. [young adult, ages 12 and up]
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
This was an assigned reading book. The first three chapters were the most dreadful thing that I ever had to read and take notes on but after that, the rest was fine. [classic mystery, ages 12 and up]
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
This was really, really boring. It was also an assigned reading book. If I could have chosen one assigned book not to read, this would be it. [classic novel, ages 14 and up]
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
This was slightly better than I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings but I didn’t enjoy reading it because I thought Anne Frank was annoying. [diary, ages 10 and up]
The Young Elites by Marie Lu
I really like Marie Lu’s Legend series but I didn’t like The Young Elites because I didn’t like the characters so I had to stop reading it but I read most of the book. [young adult, ages 12 and up]
YA Books I Started but Abandoned
X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon
I only read fifty pages so far and I might finish it. [young adult, ages 14 and up]
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman, illustrated by Brendan Shusterman
It was fine. I didn’t finish it but I might finish it later. [young adult, age 14 and up]
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