Middle School Summer Reading List – Sixth Grade

2019 – West Genesee Central School District – going into 6th Grade Summer Reading List

Blackbird Fly / Erin Entrada Kelly After twelve-year-old Apple Yengko is voted third-ugliest girl in Chapel Spring Middle School, her life threatens to spiral out of control. Her refuge is in Beatles music–if only she could afford it, she would buy a guitar and learn to play every one of their songs. However, when she does this, her mother fears she is becoming too American. Two new friends show Apple the value of standing out from a crowd. (Realistic fiction / Friendship) Blackbird FLy Book Cover
Hideout / Watt Key The son of a Mississippi policeman finds a boy living in hiding in the wilderness and tries to help him without giving away his secret. (Adventure) Hide Out Book Cover
Restart / Gordon Korman After a fall from his house roof, eighth-grader Chase Ambrose wakes up in the hospital with amnesia. He may not remember names and faces from before his accident, but his classmates certainly remember him. For the majority of Hiawasee Middle School, the memories of the biggest bully in school history are none too pleasant. Can he restart his life to become the person he wants to be or is he stuck in the past? (Realistic fiction) MS Summer Reading Book Cover Restart
The Wild Robot/ Peter Brown After a devastating shipwreck, Roz, the robot, discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island’s hostile inhabitants. (Adventure) MS Summer Reading Book Cover The Wild Robot
The War that Saved my Life / Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother. (Historical fiction) The War the Save my Life Book Cover
Checked/ Cynthia Kadohata Hockey has always been Conor’s whole life. He’s a hockey beast. It’s his dad’s whole life, too. When his beloved dog becomes sick, Conor is forced to put his dreams of hockey glory on hold. Without hockey, he has time to notice that life with his dad and his friends is not what he thought it was all along. Even worse, without hockey, is he really that special at all? (Realistic fiction) MS Summer Reading Book Cover Checked

(Covers and summaries from our book vendor, Mackin)