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!
by Christopher Paolini
Reader Comments:
• AMAZING!!!!!!
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.
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!
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

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! 
by Lauren Oliver
The Door Within,
by Thomas Nelson
Reader Comments:
• Medieval, much violence, read writing.
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!
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

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
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.....
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
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!
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! 
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
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!
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!!

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