Camillus Middle School Summer Reading List – Seventh Grade

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2023 – Camillus Middle School 6th Grade Going into 7th Grade Summer Reading List

Participation is mandatory for every student entering 7th grade. Below is the list of summer reading books selected from varying literary genres from which your child will select. Many of these books are of high interest at typical reading levels. Other selections may be written at a more challenging reading level or contain more challenging content. 

**Parental review and assistance is expected to help children find literature that is both content appropriate and meets a comfortable reading level for your child. **

Athlete vs. Mathlete by W.C. Mack Owen Evans has always lit up the scoreboards while his brother, Russell, has always rocked the school honor roll. Seventh-grade twins Owen and Russell are as different as night and day, and that spells trouble when both of them end up competing on the same team. Russell is a tall, skinny kid who is much more interested in brain games than sports.  Owen is exactly the opposite!  When a new coach recruits both boys, trouble begins for them as the natural competition doesn’t always bring out their best sides. Will the brothers be able to put aside their differences to help each other? Athlete vs. Mathlete is a lighthearted and hilarious look at what happens when brains and brawn meet basketball. CMS_Summer_AthleteMathlete
Ungifted by Gordan Korman When Donovan Curtis pulls a major prank at his middle school, he thinks he’s finally gone too far. Thanks to a mix-up, instead of getting in trouble, Donovan is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students. Although it wasn’t exactly what Donovan had intended, the students and teachers grow to realize that Donovan may not be good at most school subjects, but he shows that he has other gifts that are exactly what the group of students never knew they needed. Book Coveer Ungifted
Loyalty by Avi Noah Cope is a twelve-year-old boy, living in Colonial times, whose father and family are loyal to the King of England.  When his father is murdered, the family is forced to strike out on a new adventure in the large city of Boston. Noah wants revenge on the people who killed his dad and sets off to find work that will help his family.  Through his work as a spy, he ends up having a front row seat to the history of the American Revolution by meeting people like John Adams, Paul Revere, and even George Washington. Young Noah learns a lot about people’s true intentions and must decide where his loyalties lie in the wake of a difficult and exciting war for the colonists. CMS_Summer_Loyalty
Unfriended by Rachel Vail When Truly is invited to sit at the popular table with the group she has dreamed of joining, she can hardly believe her luck. Everyone is so nice and kind. However, all is not as it seems with her new friends. Soon she’s caught in a wave of lies, misunderstandings, and accusations that are happening very publicly in the relentless social media world from which there is no escape. In this intriguing book, six eighth graders struggle to understand their fractured glimpse into one another’s lives and navigate middle school drama at its worst. Bookd Cover Unfriended
Terror at Bottle Creek / Watt Key In this gritty, realistic wilderness adventure, thirteen-year-old Cort is caught in a battle against a Gulf Coast hurricane. Cort’s father is a local expert on hunting and swamp lore in lower Alabama and has taught his son everything he needs to survive. When a deadly category 3 storm makes landfall, Cort must unexpectedly put all of his skills and bravery to the test. Amid miles of storm-thrashed wetlands filled with dangerous, desperate, wild animals, it’s up to Cort to win—or lose— the greatest fight of his life. Bookd Cover Terror at Battle Creek
Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas Bree can’t wait for her first day at her new middle school until she realizes she has to take the only course left that fits into her schedule – Swim 101. The problem is that Bree doesn’t know how to swim and now must dive head first into one of her greatest fears. With the help of a kind neighbor, she learns to swim and joins the team. Now, they’re counting on her to win the state championship. Can Bree pull through or has she swum her last lap – for good? This splashy, contemporary middle grade graphic novel is a deeply smart, inspiring story.

**Book summaries adapted from Barnes and**

These books may be purchased or your student can download and read on OverDrive/Sora, available through our District library subscription. Books are also available for loan at Fairmount, Maxwell, or Onondaga Free Libraries. Please visit your local library and see the librarian for assistance.

For information about OverDrive/Sora, contact the librarian using the links on the District website.

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