Grade 8 Novel Study Books?

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    Hi. I just accepted a Grade 8 position. I am used to Grades 4-6. Can anyone please recommend novels that your students have enjoyed? Thanks so much!
     
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    The Giver
    City of Ember
    Walk Two Moons
    The Outsiders
     
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    -The Giver (Science Fiction)
    -Girls, Drumsticks, and Dangerous Pie (address dealing with cancer)
     
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    I had Speak and Twisted at the same time. They are on the topic of rape from each perspective.
     
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    The Outsiders
    The Book Thief
    Stargirl
     
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    She is a great author. I didn't know that Twisted was from another perspective. I'll have to look into that. Speak just came out as a graphic novel, too.
     
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    I think Stargirl is more a 5th grade level, but would be good for low readers. So would The Giver and Walk Two Moons.
     
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    Yeah I wasn't sure about actual grade levels, but I know those are the three our 8th graders read. We did The Outsiders in 6th grade when I was in school, but it's still one of my favorites.

    Our 7th graders do Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone, Number the Stars, and Romiette and Julio.
     
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    Sharon Draper-Tears of a Tiger, Forged by Fire, Julio&Romiette, The Pact, etc. . .
     
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    I used Number the Stars in 5th grade while we studied WWII. I used the book Lily's Crossing which told the story of a similar year with the same age girl but set in the U.S. It was wonderful for them to learn about the war from the perspective of children. I also read The Outsiders with 6th graders in tutoring and it worked well. I think it might be even better for 8th graders.
     

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