Good summer reading books for 8th graders
Summer is the favorite season for many students because they have enough time to spend it with friends, play games, watch movies, and do their own business. However, many teachers and parents share another opinion as to it. Those families who are concerned with a child’s academic performance hire tutors and make the child study school disciplines on an advanced level. It makes no sense because in summer children need to have a rest. Many of them are too tech-savvy for their age and overcome this challenge by finding academic writers online and ordering some assignments from the special services.
But there’s a more natural way for parents to keep children in line. Simply give them a few books to read. We understand that they aren’t excited about reading even during the school year, but we know how to make them interested in this activity. Here’s a good 8th grade summer reading list for you.
1. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
This novel is included in school curricula. 8th graders are old enough to understand it. Even the fact that it won the Pulitzer Prize in due time should convince students to read it. The plot is based on real-life events and touches vital problems.
2. Green Towns, John Green
If you want the children to be aware of modern pieces of literature, give them this book to read. It was placed 5th in the list of the best books under the version of the New York Times. This novel tells about the relationships between adults and does it with the elements of mystery. Be sure that the children will devour this book page by page. The more they read, the better for their writing skills, so the probability that easy assignment will make them ask for help writing a paper for college is low.
3. Shiver, Maggie Stiefvater
It’s the first novel from series of novels, known as The Wolves of Mercy Falls. The plot centers on the life of a young girl named Grace, who was lucky to survive after a wolf attack. One wolf saved her. After some events, it occurs that this wolf is the shifter called Sam. That’s where the story of these two begins.
4. The Time Machine, Herbert Wells
This novel is the first major science fiction publication of H. G. Wells. If your child continually asks you "Do my math homework, I hate this discipline," reading this book may make him or her change the opinion about exact sciences, including math. Even the fact that the novel is philosophical, it’s full of interesting details about the journeys into the future, the world of future, and scientific progress.
5. Every Day, David Levithan
Every Day is a novel, recommended for children aged 14-18. The plot tells the story of a person without the name who occupies different bodies day by day. Fantasy novels are great for children who don't want to read books with difficult plot and serious ideas. The narrator explores different personalities, fates, memories, and stories. The book was recognized to be the New York Times bestseller.