Let's Go on an Adventure (6th-8th Grade)

By Skokie Staff Bibliocommons Youth Services

In celebration of Summer Reading, let's go on an adventure! These books will take you on the ride of your life.

  • Renegades

    2017 by Meyer, Marissa

    Nova, AKA Nightmare, is working on the wrong side of the law—an anti-superhero belonging to the Anarchist gang, determined to bring down the resident superheroes, the Renegades. That is, until she has the chance to join them. So which side is she on?

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  • The Night Gardener

    2016 by Fan, Terry

    If you like creepy, this is the book for you! A brother and sister go to a crumbling English manor house as servants. An ancient curse and a mysterious ghost make their lives interesting indeed.

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  • The Wanderer

    2000 by Creech, Sharon

    Two cousins (a boy and a girl) take turns writing about their long voyage at sea on a sailboat.

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  • Ship Breaker

    2010 by Bacigalupi, Paolo

    At a time when the earth's resources have been depleted, Nailer works as an underwater scavenger.

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  • Lost in the River of Grass

    2011 by Rorby, Ginny

    On a field trip to the Everglades, Sarah decides to remain behind when the class goes out to explore. But when she ventures out in a boat with the camp director's son, Andy, they both find themselves hopelessly lost.

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  • Crossing the Wire

    2006 by Hobbs, Will

    When your family is starving, you will do anything to help them. That's what prompts 15-year-old Victor to leave his poor Mexican town and risk everything to get to America.

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  • Take Me to the River

    2011 by Hobbs, Will

    Fourteen-year-old Dylan has come to Big Bend National Park in hopes of rafting the Rio Grande with his cousin and uncle. But when he gets there he finds that his uncle has been called away, so they can't go - or can they?

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  • The Living

    2014 by de la Peña, Matt

    Shy Espinoza takes a job as a steward on a cruise ship, hoping it will help support his family. What began as a summer job becomes the adventure of a lifetime.

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  • Bound by Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story

    2017 by Wallace, Sandra Neil

    This is the true story of an arctic expedition that became a desperate fight for survival.

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  • Refugee

    2017 by Gratz, Alan

    Joseph Isabel and Mahmoud live at three different historical periods, but they share a common fate: They are all refugees, forced to give up their homes, their possessions and their past and risk their lives to reach a new land.

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  • Gem & Dixie

    2017 by Zarr, Sara

    Gem and her younger sister Dixie decide that their neglectful, manipulative parents are not the kind of family they want or deserve - so they run away.

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  • The Raft

    2012 by Bodeen, S. A.

    Robbie catches a flight to join her parents on Midway Atoll, but when the plane goes down in a storm, Robbie finds herself afloat on a raft in the middle of the Pacific ocean - alone.

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