Best Books @ HMS in 2015-16: Grade 6

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

5 Votes Each:

 Divergent, by Veronica Roth
    Reader Comments:
    • Amazing book, science fiction, sort of gory, first in a series of three.
    • Awesome!
    • Very action-packed but kind of sad
 The Selection, by Kiera Cass
    Reader Comments:
   
• I liked this book because it was different than all the other books I have read.
    • It's sort of like Hunger Games minus the blood sport.
    • It's a really good book -- it is a first read!

4 Votes Each:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by J.K. Rowling
Reader Comments:
• Full of action and magic!
• It was really good!
• Read it!
 Fourmile, by Watt Key
Reader Comments:
• Almost impossible to put down
• Intense
• Very sad

3 Votes Each:

The 5th Wave,
by Rick Yancey


Reader Comments:
• Very adventurous, lots of action!
Between Shades of Gray,
by Ruta Sepetys
Reader Comments:
• I've never cried in a book before, but I cried 7.5 times in this one.
• Totally awesome!
I am Number Four,
by Pittacus Lore

Reader Comments:
• Couldn't stop reading it!
• It is action-packed and awesome!
The One,
by Kiera Cass
Reader Comments:
• The most intense love story ever...all is fair in love and war.
• Soooooo amazing and dramatic!
The Thing About Jellyfish,
by Ali Benjamin
Reader Comments:
• I loved the characters in the book and the story plot was amazing.
• Best book ever!

2 Votes Each:

Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie, by Jordan Sonnenblick
Reader Comments:
• My favorite book I have ever read
• Good plot; interesting characters
Diary of a Wimpy Kid,
by Jeff Kinney
Reader Comments:
• Funny!
The Fate of Ten,
by Pittacus Lore

Reader Comments:
• Action packed and sad ending.
• So action packed!
The Fourteenth Goldfish,
by Jennifer Holm
Reader Comments:
• Awesome!
 
Inheritance,
by Christopher Paolini
Reader Comments:
• AMAZING!!!!!!
Masterminds,
by Gordan Korman
Reader Comments:
• Greatest sci-fi book ever. Generally I don't like sci-fi. Now I do!
The Maze Runner,
by James Dashner
Reader Comments:
• Great sci-fi book
• Descriptive
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics,by Chris Grabenstein
Reader Comments:
• This is my style of book!
Orbiting Jupiter,
by Gary D. Schmidt
Reader Comments:
• Really good book. Sad but happy. Lots of emotion.
 
Red Kayak,
by Priscilla Cummings
Reader Comments:
• Cool!
The Ruins of Gorlan,
by John Flanagan
Reader Comments:
• Gripping all the way through. This is the best fantasy book I have ever read, only rivaled by J.R.R.Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.
• Best book ever!
See You at Harry's,
by Jo Knowles
Reader Comments:
• This book made me cry barrels!
• Tragic but amazing.
Small as an Elephant,
by Jennifer Jacobson
Reader Comments:
• It was well written.
 
Wonder,
by R.J. Palacio
Reader Comments:
• One of my favorite books ever!
• Best book ever!
 
 

1 Vote Each:

Absolutely Almost,
by Lisa Graff
Reader Comments:
• Awesome book!
The Angel Experiment,
by James Patterson



The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
Reader Comments:
• Sooooo good!  Will read again soon!
Booked,
by Kwame Alexander
Reader Comments:
• This book in verse isn't just about soccer, it relates to many other topics. Read it to see what they are!
Boxcar Children,
by Gertrude Chandler Warner 
Reader Comments:
• Has feelings and fun!
 Brett McCarthy, Work in Progress, by Maria Padian



Cinder
by Marissa Meyer
Reader Comments:
• A twist on Fairytales. A cyborg goes through a lot of adventure! 
The City of Ember
by Jeanne DuPrau
 
 


The Clockwork Three,
by Matthew Kirby
Reader Comments:
• Amazingly written! I loved it soooooo much!
The Crown,
by Kiera Cass
 



Dad is Fat,
by Jim Gaffigan
Reader Comments:
• Funny! 
Delirium,
by Lauren Oliver
The Door Within,
by Thomas Nelson
Reader Comments:
• Medieval, much violence, read writing.
Echo,
by Pam Munoz Ryan
Reader Comments:
• The book ties together in the end in the most interesting way!
The Emerald Atlas,
by John Stephens
Reader Comments:
• Really good! Traps you in book world!
Eragon,
by Christopher Paolini

The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl),
by Eoin Colfer 
Reader Comments:
• One of the best Artemis Fowl books.
Everything, Everything,
by Nicola Yoon

 
Fairest,
by Gail Carson Levine
Reader Comments:
• Awesome book!
The Fault in Our Stars,
by John Green


Finding Audrey,
by Sophie Kinsella
Reader Comments:
• Leaves you wondering almost the whole book:-)
Fuzzy Mud,
by Louis Sachar
The Glass Sword,
by Victoria Aveyard
 
Gone,
by Michael Grant
Reader Comments:
• It is very intense!
Goodbye Stranger,
by Rebecca Stead


Growing Up Gronk,
by The Gronkowski Family
Reader Comments:
• It's the best! 
Guitar Notes,
by Mary Amato
Reader Comments:
• Twists and turns from a goodie two-shoes to a kind of daring person. 
Hamilton: The Revolution,
by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Reader Comments:
• It's about how the Broadway musical came to be.  It includes the song lyrics and the process of writing that particular song.
High Heat,
by Carl Deuker
Reader Comments:
• Awesome!
The Hobbit,
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Reader Comments:
• So amazing!
Home of the Brave,
by Katherine Applegate


 
The Hunger Games,
by Suzanne Collins
Reader Comments:
• The best book I have ever read. It was amazing! 
Into the Dark,
by Peter Abrahams 
Reader Comments:
• So dark and intense.....
Invision,
by Sherrylyn Kenyon 


It's Not Summer Without You, by Jenny Han 


Kitty Hawk (I.Q.),
by Roland Smith

 
The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl)
by Eoin Colfer 
Reader Comments:
• Amazing!
Legends: the Best Players, Games, and Teams in Baseball, by Howard Bryant 
Reader Comments:
• Amazing!
License to Thrill (Genius Files), by Dan Gutman 
Reader Comments:
• Very intense
Lost,
by S.A. Bodeen
Reader Comments:
• I loved this book because of the huge mystery going on throughout the book.
Love, Aubrey,
by Suzanne Lafleur
Reader Comments:
• It was so good, and meaningful!
The Martian,
by Andy Weir

 
The Marvels,
by Brian Selznick
Reader Comments:
• Half pictures, half words -- AMAZING BOOK!!!
Moon Rising,
by Tui T. Sutherland
Reader Comments:
• 5 Stars!
Mother-Daughter Book Camp, by Heather V. Frederick 
Reader Comments:
• It's the last book of the Mother-Daughter Book Club series and I think it's the best!
The Name of This Book is Secret, by Pseudonymous Bosch
Reader Comments: 
• Mysterious, a page-turner, great ending, too!
Need,
by Carrie Jones
Reader Comments:
• Somehow pixies, werewolves and romance were NOT cheesy in this book.
The Nest,
by Kenneth Oppel
Reader Comments:
• Pretty creepy, but awesome; short. 
No Summit Out of Sight,
by Jordan Romero


 
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy, by Karen Foxlee
Reader Comments:
• Cliff hangers, adventures...... 
The Raft
by S.A. Bodeen
Rat's Wars,
by Stephen Pastis
Reader Comments:
• So funny! 
Reckless,
by Lesley Choice 
Reader Comments:
• Cliff hanger!
Relic Master, Part 1,
by Catherine Fisher
 

Reader Comments:
• It's really good!
Rise of the Titans,
by Kate O'Hearn
Reader Comments:
• Action packed and drew me in! 
Rucker Park Setup,
by Paul Valpuni Volponi
Reader Comments:
• It was really good, I never got bored of reading it.
Salt to the Sea
by Ruta Sepetys
Reader Comments:
• I cried so much. Sooooo Goooood! 
Skeleton Man,
by Joseph Bruchac

 
Slathbog's Gold,
by Mark Forman
Smile,
by Raina Telgemeier
Reader Comments:
• Amazing! 
The Sorceress,
by Michael Scott
Reader Comments:
• A great book.
The Swap,
by Megan Shull


 
The Sword of Summer,
by Rick Riordan
Terror at Bottle Creek,
by Watt Key 
Reader Comments:
• Awesome!
Took,
by Mary Downing Hahn
Reader Comments:
• I loved this book because it had such a good plot and was very exciting and mysterious! 
The Unwanted,
by Lisa McMann
Reader Comments: 
• Amazing!!
The War That Saved My Life,
by Kimberly Brusker Bradley
 
We Are All Made of Molecules, by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund 
Reader Comments:
• Amazing!!

Winter,
by Marissa Meyer
Reader Comments:
• 800+ pages of awesome!

 
 


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