Summer 2019 Friends & Neighbors: Grades 6-8

By Skokie Staff Bibliocommons Youth Services

Connect, explore, imagine, and create. It's more fun when you include family, friends, and neighbors.

  • Sidetracked

    2017 by Asher, Diana Harmon

    7th grader Joseph is friendless and has ADD issues. His Resource Room teacher/coach encourages him to join the cross-country team, where he meets Heather, a fabulous athlete.

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  • Not If I Save You First

    2018 by Carter, Ally

    Maddie's best friend hasn't responded to her letters in years. When he goes missing, she has to decide whether to hold a grudge or search for him.

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  • Run for Your Life

    2018 by Gandolfi, Silvana

    This award-winning thriller, inspired by a real-life Mafia event, has chapters that alternate between Sicily and Livorno, Italy.

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  • The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

    2019 by Gemeinhart, Dan

    Coyote and her dad have been traveling around the country for years in an old school bus. When Coyote learns that they need to return home, she has to trick her dad into getting back to a place he never wanted to see again.

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  • Strays Like Us

    2018 by Galante, Cecilia

    A heart-tugging novel about the formation of a bond between a hurting 12-year-old girl and an abused dog.

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  • One for the Murphys

    2012 by Hunt, Lynda Mullaly

    12-year-old Carley slowly learns to trust and love her new foster family.

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  • Paper Things

    2015 by Jacobson, Jennifer

    Can Ari and Gage keep their promise to their mother to stick together, even when they're experiencing homelessness?

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  • The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

    2018 by McAnulty, Stacy

    Lucy was struck by lightning when she was 8 and is now a math genius and has OCD. Her grandmother wants her to go to school and make some friends, but Lucy is not so sure this is what she wants.

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  • P.S. I Miss You

    2018 by Petro-Roy, Jen

    At age 11, Evie is questioning her sexual orientation and writing letters to her sister, Cilla, who was sent away to live with a relative after she got pregnant.

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  • The Bridge Home

    2019 by Venkatraman, Padma

    When Viji and her sister Ruuku run away from their home in India, they find themselves living on the streets and scavenging through garbage dumps with two boys in the same situation. Life is grim.

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