I will be starting a new job next fall as a middle school language arts teacher in Arizona. I was wondering what novels I should read with my classes. I would like to start reading some this summer and planning lessons to go along with them. If anyone has an idea of what books would be good for 7th or 8th grade, I would love the advice. Also, I wasn't sure how reading novels works. Do most schools have a list of books you have to read in each grade or is it up to the teachers?