Texas Lone Star Reading List 2014

Gene Pike Middle School

Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel by Diana Lopez

After 13th year old Chia finds out her mother has breast cancer, she visits a church and makes a promise in exchange for her mother's recovery.

The Boy in the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson

Leon Leyson describes growing up in Poland, being forced from home to ghetto to concentration camps by the Nazis, and being saved by Oskar Schindler.

Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller and Zach Stentz

Colin Fischer has Asperger’s Syndrome. Because of his robotic mannerisms, he is the target of bullying by many of his classmates. When a gun is shot in the school cafeteria during a birthday party, Colin makes it his mission to find the culprit and clear the name of the school bully who has tormented him since preschool.

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfeund

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.

The Last Dragon slayer by Jasper Fforde

A foundling girl, a quarkbeast,a little bit of old magic, two nations at war, a pinch of political intrigue, a whole lot of greed, and one last dragon equals a recipe for some really big magic.