I am taking over the seventh grade gifted LA section this year, and I'm on the lookout for new books to use with the class. I know the teacher last year used the following books with them, among others: Chew on This/Fast Food Nation Huck Finn The Pearl Various Ann Rinaldi novels (lit circles) Kindred Night I will use some of these titles, but I really want to expand my options. I have lots of leeway in choosing titles, but my problem is that they are SEVENTH graders, and much of the material that would challenge them is age-inappropriate. SO...those of you who teach freshman or sophomore literature classes, do you have any titles that would be good to use with gifted seventh graders? Especially those without too much sex, drug use or profanity? Thanks in advance for your help!