My team and I are thinking of incorporating a class novel into our curriculum next year, and I was asked to come up with some ideas because I'm the biggest reader on our team. The 7th graders this year are doing two class novels, and we think that, due to that preparation, we'll be able to read and discuss a class novel with this same group next year. I would love some suggestions from all of you. I will tell you that they read the Giver in 6th grade, and in 7th, they are reading Hunger Games and the Outsiders. We want to steer clear of some of the Holocaust-y things I've seen mentioned in this forum (Diary of Anne Frank and Night) because we've already incorporated bits of those into the curriculum and we do so much Holocaust stuff already. Something more modern like Hunger Games would be great because we hear from 7th grade all the time how into it the students are. We thought about reading Catching Fire (second in the Hunger Games series), but we're fairly certain most of the students have read it already. Anyway, any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!