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2022 Summer Reading

Indian Ridge Middle School - Summer Reading 2022

All students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade at Indian Ridge Middle School for the 2022-2023 school year will read ONE book during the summer and take a test on that book at the start of the school year.  Students will take the test in language arts class within the first few weeks of school.  The test will count towards the student’s language arts grade.

Students will choose ONE book from the following lists based on grade level:

Incoming 6th grade summer reading book choices:

  • Almost Home (Bauer)
  • Escaping the Giant Wave (Kehret)
  • The Maze of Bones (Riordan)
  • One Crazy Summer (Williams-Garcia)
  • A Drowned Maiden’s Hair (Schlitz)
  • Chomp (Hiaasen)
  • The Candymakers (Mass)
  • Things Not Seen (Clements)
  • Esperanza Rising (Munoz-Ryan)
  • Out of My Mind (Draper)
  • The Crossover (Alexander)

Incoming 7th grade summer reading book choices:

  • Walk Two Moons (Creech)
  • A Single Shard (Park)
  • Driver’s Ed (Cooney)
  • The Boy on the Wooden Box (Leyson)
  • Hiroshima (Hersey)
  • Among the Hidden (Haddix)
  • Stormbreaker (Horowitz)
  • The Red Pony (Steinbeck)
  • Dragonwings (Yep)
  • Amos Fortune, Free Man (Yates)

Incoming 8th grade summer reading book choices:

  • The Skin I’m In (Flake)
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Pearson)
  • Running Out of Time (Haddix)
  • Hoops (Myers)
  • Surviving the Applewhites (Tolan)
  • One Fat Summer (Lipsyte)
  • The Wish (Levine)
  • Knights of the Hill Country (Tharp)
  • If I Should Die Before I Wake (Nolan)
  • The House of the Scorpion (Farmer)
  • Delirium (Oliver)
  • Ship Breaker (Bacigalupi)
  • Warriors Don’t Cry (Beals)
  • Copper Sun (Draper)