7th Grade Pre-AP & GT

Required Summer Reading

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.
CHAINS by Laurie Halse Anderson - A Book Trailer

Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah

The author tells the story of her painful childhood in China where she lived until the age of fourteen with her father, stepmother, and siblings, all of whom considered her bad luck because her mother died shortly after giving birth to her.
A Chinese Cinderella (Book Trailer)

Death Cloud by Andy Lane

In 1868, with his army officer father suddenly posted to India, and his mother mysteriously "unwell," fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes is sent to stay with his eccentric uncle and aunt in their vast house in Hampshire, where he uncovers his first murder and a diabolical villain.
Death Cloud by Andrew Lane (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins) -- Book Trailer

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

In this post-apocalypic retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion, Elliott North, one of the elite Luddites, is in love with Kai, a servant on her family's estate. Four years ago, Kai left to explore the world, but now he has returned as a dashing explorer. Elliott must struggle with her feelings for Kai as she fights to save the estate and all who work on it.

Review: For Darkness shows the stars - Diana Peterfreund

The Roar by Emma Clayton

In an overpopulated world where all signs of nature have been obliterated and a wall has been erected to keep out plague-ridden animals, twelve-year-old Mika refuses to believe that his twin sister was killed after being abducted, and continues to search for her in spite of the dangers he faces in doing so.
THE ROAR Book Trailer

The Warrior's Heart by Eric Greitens

An exciting and inspiring memoir of a Navy Seal, the author tells his stories of harrowing training and wartime experiences in multiple, fairly recent conflicts. He occasionally addresses the reader, asking them to consider their own decisions and actions in light of compassion and courage.

Fitness Book Review: The Warrior's Heart: Becoming a Man of Compassion and Courage by Eric Greitens