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Summer Reading: Rising Seventh Grade


Requirements: (total of 4 books)

  • The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
  • Two books from this list.
  • One book of choice.

If students have a book they would prefer to read that is not on the list, they need to have permission from their English teacher.


Students should complete a Middle School Summer Reading Form for The Outsiderstwo books from this list, and one book of choice. 

During the first weeks of school, there will be graded assignments on The Outsiders. One the first day of school, students should bring their four completed Middle School Summer Reading Forms and their copy of The Outsiders.

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Books in Verse/Poetry


Historical Fiction

Mystery/Detective Fiction

Realistic Fiction

Modern Classics




Nonfiction/Narrative Nonfiction