Books recommended for 7th and 8th grade reading level. Many of the books on this list may have mature content. Please call, email or visit the store if you have questions about any of them.
For books in a series, only the first title is listed, but we generally have the other books available as well. Please ask if you're unable to find them.
Inspiring looks at a young Indian girl's escape from human traffickers in her village through a martial arts school. Based on author's own experiences fighting traffickers.
Brilliant, moving story with kick-ass character fighting to reclaim bones, relics, and other sacred objects stolen by white people.
Demigods Nico di Angelo and Will Solace must endure the terrors of Tartarus to rescue an old friend in this thrilling adventure co-written by New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan and award-winning author Mark Oshiro.
Percy Jackson fans, rejoice! Nico and Will have a book of their own!
Acclaimed author Gloria Chao creates real-world magic in this luminous romance about teens who devote themselves to granting other people's wishes but are too afraid to let themselves have their own hearts' desires—each other.
Welcome to The Sunbearer Trials, where teen semidioses compete in a series of challenges with the highest of stakes, in this electric new Mexican-inspired fantasy from Aiden Thomas, the New York Times bestselling author of Cemetery Boys.
“Only the most powerful and honorable semidioses get chosen. I’m just a Jade. I’m not a real hero.”
Fun, quick read. Combination fantasy, heist story and tiny bit of romance.
Steeped in Victorian atmosphere and intrigue, this diverting mystery trails a feisty heroine as she takes on a precarious secret assignment.
Page-turner about a federal agent assigned to a BTS-style globally famous pop-star's security team to draw out a deadly crime lord. Suspense, action, romance.
El Diablo is in the details in this Latinx pirate fantasy starring a transmasculine nonbinary teen with a mission of revenge, redemption, and revolution. From the New York Times bestselling author of Most Ardently.
This Newbery Honor Book is a heartfelt and witty story about feeling different and finding acceptance -- beyond the rules.Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability.
When Jessica is told she’ll never run again, she puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before. The acclaimed author of Flipped delivers a powerful and healing story.
Ember is the only light in a dark world. But when its lamps begin to flicker, two friends must race to escape the dark. This highly acclaimed adventure series is a modern-day classic—with over 4 MILLION copies sold!
In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community.
"Legend doesn't merely survive the hype, it deserves it."
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites