Middle School Summer Reading List – Seventh Grade

Printable Version of 7th Grade Summer Reading List

2021 – West Genesee Central School District – going into 7th Grade Summer Reading List

The Book Scavenger / Jennifer Chambliss Bertman Emily Crane is moving – again – but this time she’s excited to be moving to San Francisco, the home of Garrison Griswold, creator of a popular online game called “Book Scavenger,” in which participants compete to solve clues and find books hidden in cities across the country. But Griswold has been attacked before his newest game can be released and lies in a coma. Emily and her new pal James come across a book which seems to be the first clue in Griswold’s new puzzle, and set out on an adventure in hopes of bringing his attackers to justice. (Mystery) Book Cover Book Scavenger
Deep Water / Watt Key When a dive off the coast of Alabama goes horribly wrong, twelve-year-old Julie and one of her father’s scuba clients struggle to survive in the treacherous and dangerous waters of the Gulf of Mexico. (Adventure) Book Cover Deep Water
Ghost / Jason ReynoldsWhen basketball player Castle Cranshaw–nicknamed Ghost–challenges an elite sprinter to a race and wins, he finds himself on the radar of an Olympic medalist track coach who wants to nurture his raw talent. But Ghost’s anger and determination to outrun his past, could stand in the way of him making good use of his natural ability. (Sports) Ghost Book Cover
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus / Dusti Bowling When Aven and her family take over a Western theme park in Arizona, she is forced into a new school. Being born with no arms, life is difficult enough, but with so many changes, Aven is desperate to connect. She then meets Connor, a boy with his own disability, and after finding a mysterious storage shed, Aven and Conner try to unravel the hidden secrets of Stagecoach Pass.  (Mystery) MS Summer Reading Book Cover Events in the Life of a Cactus
New Kid / Jerry Craft Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds–and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself? (Graphic novel) Book Cover New Kid
The Unteachables / Gordon Korman The Unteachables are a notorious 8th grade class of misfits, who are assigned to a teacher who is the most burned-out teacher in the school. Told in alternating voices, Mr. Kermit and his students in room 117 find their lives changed over the course of a school year because of one misplaced 6th grader. (Realistic, Humorous fiction) MS Summer Reading The Unteachables

These books may be purchased from the following companies, or your student can download and read on OverDrive/Sora, available through our District library subscription.

For information about OverDrive/Sora, contact the librarian in your student’s elementary school, or their middle school, using the links on the District website.

If you have any trouble accessing the PDF documents on this page, please contact the Publications Office at publications@westgenesee.org or call (315) 487-2179.