Student Voices: Top Ten Book Lists by Four of Kellee’s 2017-18 Middle School Students


Top Ten Books That We Love That Should Be More Popular by Morgan M. and Jordan K. (6th grade)

Evermore by Alyson Noël
Evermore is a teen romance novel with action!

Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart
Scar Island is a realistic fiction book with a great plot twist that is going to make you gasp!

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder is the classic Cinderella story plus action, action, action!

The Future of Us by Carolyn Mackler & Jay Asher
This book is about how our future is already being planned by technology that doesn’t even exist yet.

Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Illusive is a futuristic novel that gives a sampler of a possible Earth future.

Doll Bones by Holly Black
This book looks creepy and is, and it is even more adventure!

City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
City of Ember is a futuristic sci-fi book that gives the idea of how some things could go wrong.

Two Naomis by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich & Audrey Vernick
A very cheerful book with plot twists. I recommend it highly!

Ponies of  Chiconteague by Catherine Hapka
This book is a realistic fiction story about girls and their love for horses.

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
A graphic novel that celebrates Dia de los Muertos and sisterhood.

Top Ten Books We Can’t Wait To Read by Vanessa W. and Alexandra N. (7th grade)


Bears of Ice by Kathryn Lasky
It is a fiction book about animals, and it is by an author that we really like.

The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer
I (Alexandra) read The Wishing Spell, and it was really good!

Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder
This book has an interesting concept and many people have recommended it to me (Alexandra).

Stung by Bethany Wiggins
This book has an interesting concept and many people have recommended it to us.

Frost by M.P. Kozlowsky
I (Vanessa) learned about this book from a book path and have wanted to read it ever since.

The Selection by Kiera Cass
So many people have recommended this book to us, so we need to read it!

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
I (Vanessa) bought this series, and I cannot wait to read it.

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
We watched the movie and now want to read the book.

The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
We find this book summary interesting, and we plan to read it soon.

The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst
This book is an SSYRA book for next year, and we have read and enjoyed other books by this author.

Top Ten Books That Need a Better Movie by Morgan M. and Jordan K. (6th grade)

City of Ember
Problems: casting, plot

Maximum Ride
Problems: animation, plot

Problems: plot

Maze Runner
Problems: casting, plot

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Problems: invention of a character, plot

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Problem: plot

Spiderwick Chronicles
Problem: details incorrect

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Problem: details incorrect

Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters
Problem: plot (way off!)

Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief
Problems: Everything!, casting, storyline

Thank you to my wonderful students, Morgan, Jordan, Vanessa, and Alexandra, for all their book lists!

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