Best Books @ HMS, 2015-16: Grade 7

*** Most books (but not all) are in the HMS Library collection. Please be aware that the maturity level of some titles is higher than seventh grade.***

 5 Votes!

I Am Number Four, by Pittacus Lore

Reader Comments:
• It was AMAZING!

 4 Votes!

Unbroken, by Laura Hillebrand

Reader Comments:
• Very good!

3 Votes Each:

 Dead Beautiful, by Yvonne Woon

Reader Comments:
• These books are amazing, and you will want to read them all in a day!
The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater

Reader Comments:
• All of Maggie's books are amazing! It has really interesting words and an amazing plot!
• Awesome action story!

2 Votes Each:

 All the Bright Places.
by Jennifer Niven

Reader Comments:
• It is beautifully written and has amazing, eye-opening characters.
The Blood of Olympus,
by Rick Riordan

City of Bones,
by Cassandra Clare

Reader Comments:
• Action packed with many twists and turns. Leave you hanging with an unfinished romance and loose ends not tied up.
• A thrilling fictional adventure of a lifetime.

The Crown,
by Kiera Cass

Reader Comments:
• 5th book of the Selection series. Amazing, and a quick read!

Everything, Everything,
by Nicola Yoon

by Brandon Mull

Reader Comments:
• If you love Harry Potter, try this book! It's full of witches, fairies and magical objects!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,
by J.K. Rowling

Reader Comments:
• Amazing series!

Hope is a Ferris Wheel,
by Robin Herrera

Reader Comments:
• About a ten-year-old girl with a lot of family problems.

by Marie Lu

Reader Comments:
• Once you start you will never want to stop!

The Martian,
by Andy Weir

Me Before You,
by JoJo Moyes

Reader Comments:
• Romance, drama and tragedy.

Prisoner B-3087,
by Alan Gratz

 The Running Dream,
by Wendelin Van Draanen

Reader Comments:
• Not the biggest fan of reading, but this book is 100% good!!
The Sword of Summer,
by Rick Riordan


1 Vote Each:

 11 Birthdays,
by Wendy Mass

Reader Comments:
• I honestly loved this book because it is an easy read, but not really easy!

by Paul Griffin

Reader Comments:
• A very thought-provoking book that deals with the human mind and thought.

by Ernest Cline

Auggie & Me,
by R.J. Palacio

Bad Girls Don't Die,
by Katie Alender
Reader Comments:
• Very good. Scary, but very, very good!

 Because of Winn-Dixie,
by Kate DiCamillo

Reader Comments:
• The book is so sad, funny, loving, scary and has a dog. I love it so much!

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne

Boys Don't Knit,
by T.S. Easton

 The Boys in the Boat,
by Daniel James Brown

Reader Comments:
• Amazing book! You feel like you are rowing with the team!
by Marie Lu

 Code Talker,
by Joseph Bruchac

The Compound,
by S.A. Bodeen

Reader Comments:
• Great book about creepy dad.
Counting by 7s,
by Holly Goldberg Sloan

by Katherine Applegate

The Devil's Paintbox,
by Victoria McKernan

by Veronica Roth

Dogs Are People, Too,
by Dave Coverly
Reader Comments:
• I like it because it was about dogs and it was funny.
Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie,
by Jordan Sonnenblick
Reader Comments:
• I rate this book a 9.5 out of 10!
 The Edge,
by Roland Smith

Reader Comments:
• Sooooooo Goooood!!!

Eighth Grade Bites,
by Heather Brewer
Reader Comments:
• I think that the language she used is great and I also really want to write like her, so it gives me examples.
 Eleanor and Park,
by Rainbow Rowell

The Elite,
by Kiera Cass

The Endless Lake,
by Erin Hunter

by Christopher Paolini
Reader Comments:
• Great book about a boy and a dragon against an evil king.
Escape from Lucien,
by Kazu Kibuishi

 Extraordinary Means,
by Robyn Schneider

The Fall of Reach,
by Eric Nylund

The Fate of Ten,
by Pittacus Lore

The Fault in Our Stars,
by John Green

Reader Comments:
• Amazing! Love it!!!

by M.T. Anderson

Reader Comments:
• Really gripping and interesting/horrifying science fiction book.
 Finding Audrey,
by Sophie Kinsella

Reader Comments:
• Very good! 4.5 out of 5 stars!

by Watt Key

The Giver,
by Lois Lowry
Reader Comments:
• This is the most incredible book I have possibly ever read. Great theme, imagery, all in all, fantastic!
Glass Sword,
by Victoria Aveyard

by Michael Grant

 Graffiti Moon,
by Cath Crowley
Reader Comments:
• This book is AMAZING, fun to read, and very artistic.

 The Hidden Oracle,
by Rick Riordan

Reader Comments:
• It's the best book in history!!!

Hide and Seek,
by Katy Grant

by Louis Sachar

The Honest Truth,
by Dan Gemeinhart
Reader Comments:
• An amazing book that made my heart skip a beat sometimes, but other times made me smile.
Hyperbole and a Half,
by Allie Brosh

Reader Comments:
• I laughed a lot while reading this book!
 In Real Life,
by Joey Graceffa

Independence Hall,
by Roland Smith
Reader Comments:
• Interesting plot!
The Iron Trial,
by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare
Reader Comments:
• Great book with lots of mystery and cool plot!
The Jewel,
by Amy Ewing

Reader Comments:
• Nonstop read, full of conflicts!

 Jurassic Park,
by Michael Crichton

Reader Comments:
• Science fiction dinosaurs -- better than the movie!

Life of Pi,
by Yann Martel

Reader Comments:
• I loved this book! The ending was really good!

The Lightning Thief,
by Rick Riordan

Reader Comments:
• An enticing plot with action and suspense around every corner.

Little Brother,
by Cory Doctorow

Lock and Key,
by Sarah Dessen

Reader Comments:
• Well written. Romance and relationship problems. Very good!
Lost in the Sun,
by Lisa Graff

 Michael Vey:  The Prisoner of Cell 25,
by Richard Paul Evans

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children,
by Ransom Riggs
Reader Comments:
It is awesome.....a great book!
by David Arnold

New Moon,
by Stephenie Meyer

The One,
by Kiera Cass

Orbiting Jupiter
by Gary Schmidt

Reader Comments:
• This was an amazing journey of a 14-year-old dad and his lost child.

Out of the Easy,
by Ruta Sepetys
Reader Comments:
• A girl from an underprivileged family gets caught (innocently) in a bad crowd over a kind man's death.
by Sara Pennypacker

Reader Comments:
A book that shows true friendship and dedication.
by Joyce Sweeney

by Gordon Korman

by Matthew Cody
Reader Comments:
• A good book!
Red Queen,
by Victoria Aveyard
Reader Comments:
• Beautiful, amazing, and nothing could beat it!
by Jennifer Donnelly
Reader Comments:
• Gripping!  A book with many mysteries.
Saint Anything,
by Sarah Dessen

The Selection,
by Kiera Cass

 Shatter Me,
by Tahereh Mafi

Reader Comments:
• Loved it!
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,
by Ann Bashares
Reader Comments:
• It's fun, sad, romantic and thought-provoking all at once.
Six of Crows,
by Leigh Bardugo
Reader Comments:
• OH MY GOD! This is the best book EVER! It is an immensely complex book, and you don't know half of what's going on until you are two-thirds in.
by Ellen Potter
Reader Comments:
• Good!

 Small Steps,
Peg Kehret

 Sparrow Hawk Red,
by Ben Mikaelsen
Reader Comments:
• An excellent book! It was a fun read.

by D.J. MacHale

Summer of the Wolves,
by Polly Carlson-Voiles

These Shallow Graves,
by Jennifer Donnelly

The Thing About Jellyfish,
by Ali Benjamin
Reader Comments:
• Amazing book about grief.....the story of ending friendships and blooming friendships.
Thirteen Reasons Why,
by Jay Asher

by Mary Downing Hahn

Treasure Hunters,
by James Patterson

Under the Never Sky,
by Veronica Rossi
Reader Comments:
• Fantasy, dystopian science fiction, with some intense moments. Extremely exciting!
by Tim Green

by Edwidge Dantacat

Reader Comments:
• It is so heartfelt and makes you reflect on your own life. I loved it so much!!!

The Watcher,
by Joan Hiatt Harlow
Reader Comments:
• This book is a wonderful story about a girl named Wendy, her German Shepherd puppy, and living through WWII in Germany. It is serious, heartwarming, and truly a great book.
Watership Down,
by Richard Adams

We All Looked Up,
by Tommy Wallach
Reader Comments:
• This book is about the world ending because an asteroid (ARDOR) will hit Earth.  Meanwhile, some teenagers are trying different things before their world ends.

We Are All Made of Molecules,
by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund

 What's Left of Me,
by Kat Zhang

The Wishing Spell,
by Chris Colfer
Reader Comments:
• Fun to read!

by Hugh Howey
Reader Comments:
• Big book, but also a great book.

World War Z,
by Max Brooks