Books for 7th - 8th Grade
What's New in the Junior Room? Chick Lit
Anderson, Jodi Lynn - Peaches
Three teenagers spend the summer picking peaches and pursuing
the right boy, the truest friend and the perfect peach.
Brashares, Ann - The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Four girlfriends spend the biggest summer of their lives while
sharing a magical pair of pants.
Cabot, Meg - Avalon High
Ellie's the new student at Avalon High, where the students
seem to bear a striking resemblance to King Arthur and his
Collins, Yvonne - Introducing Vivien Leigh Reid: Daughter
of the Diva
Leigh is not thrilled to be reunited with the mother who left
her for fame and fortune in Los Angeles when she was three.
J/F/DE LA CRUZ
De La Cruz, Melissa - Fresh Off the Boat
New to the U.S., Vincenza tries to fit in at her exclusive,
Dunbar, Fiona - The Truth Cookie
Armed with a strange recipe book, Lulu plans to outwit her
wicked stepmother-to-be with special cookies that make her
tell the truth. This is the first book in the Lulu Baker series.
Goldschmidt, Judy - The Secret Blog of Raisin Rodriguez
Raisin keeps her California friends updated on her new life
in Philadelphia through her blog. Read the next book in the
series, Raisin Rodriguez and the Big Time Smooch.
Graham, Rosemary - My Not-So-Terrible Time at the Hippie
Forced to go spend time with her divorced father in a house
on Cape Cod, Tracy finds the experience bearable after meeting
a local boy named Kevin.
Graham, Rosemary - Thou Shalt Not Dump the Skater Dude
and Other Commandments I Have Broken
After her skateboarder ex-boyfriend spreads vicious rumors
about her, Kelsey Wilcox tries to salvage her reputation and
earn a place on her high school newspaper.
Griffin, Adele - My Almost Epic Summer
Stuck babysitting during the summer while her friends take
glamorous vacations, Irene learns about life after meeting
the beautiful yet troubled lifeguard, Starla.
Hughes, Mark Peter - I Am the Wallpaper
Floey Packer is determined not to be the wallpaper anymore,
but to become the new, glamorous Floe through Buddhism, haiku
and violet-dyed hair.
Kantor, Melissa - If
I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's
When Lucy's father remarries, she finds herself tormented
by two bratty stepsisters and a wicked stepmother.
Johnson, Kathleen Jeffrie - Dumb Love
While doing research to become a romance writer, Carlotta realizes
the course of true love does not run smoothly.
Johnson, Maureen - 13 Little Blue Envelopes
Ginny receives a packet of mysterious envelopes from her favorite
aunt, and is off to Europe on some sort of scavenger hunt that
will transform her life.
Lenhard, Elizabeth - Chicks
with Sticks: It's
a Purl Thing
Four teenage girls from very different social cliques at their
Chicago high school become friends after forming a knitting
Limb, Sue - Girl, 15, Charming But Insane
Jess, who lives with her mum, is separated from her father,
and has a best friend who seems to do everything perfectly,
relies on humor to deal with her life. Book two of the Jess
Jordan series is Girl, (Nearly) 16: Absolute Torture.
Lockhart, E. - The Boyfriend List: (15 Guys, 11 Shrink
Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver)
Ruby's panic attacks may be caused by her breakup with
her boyfriend, or losing her friends, or tensions between her
mother and her father… maybe her new shrink will figure
it all out.
Mlynowski, Sarah - Bras and Broomsticks
Rachel turns to her younger sister Miri, who has recently become
a witch, to help her stop their divorced father's wedding.
Moriarty, Jaclyn - The Year of Secret Assignments
Three girls from Ashbury High write to three boys from rival
Brookfield High as part of a pen pal program, leading to romance,
humiliation, revenge and war between the schools.
Rallison, Janette - All's
Fair in Love, War and High School
Head cheerleader Samantha does poorly on the SATs, so she tries
to help her college chances by running for student body president.
Also read: Life, Love and the Pursuit of Free Throws and Fame,
Glory, and Other Things on My To Do List.
Roberts, Laura Peyton - Queen of Second Place
Cassie has always come in second to the school's popularity
queen, so when she and Sterling are interested in the same
boy, Cassie is determined not to come in second place this
Rosenbloom, Fiona - You Are SO Not Invited to My Bat
As her Bat Mitzvah approaches, Stacy has a lot on her mind.
Her parents have separated, her younger brother is totally
embarrassing, and she is in love with Andy Goldfarb.
Rushton, Rosie - The
Dashwood Sisters' Secrets
The three Dashwood sisters, left poor after their dead father's
new wife inherits everything, must leave their family estate
and posh London school to live like common people.
Schanback, Mindy - Princess from Another Planet
Gracie Quicksilver impersonates her rich cousin at an exclusive
summer camp where a series of weird events convinces her that
her mother may really be the queen of a distant planet.
Scott, Kieran - I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader
Annisa is the only brunette on her new school's otherwise
all-blonde cheerleading squad.
Sheldon, Dyan - Sophie Pitt-Turnbull Discovers America
While spending the summer in Brooklyn, sheltered English teenager
Sophie finds a new side to her formerly dull personality.
Sheldon, Dyan - Planet Janet
Janet Bandry keeps a diary as she tries to find herself through
vegetarianism, literature, romance, and her "Dark Phase." Book
two in the series is: Planet Janet in Orbit.
Sheldon, Dyan - Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
Mary Elizabeth sets her sights on the lead in the school play,
a role usually taken by the most popular girl in school. Continue
the series with Confessions of a Hollywood Star.
Shulman, Polly - Enthusiasm
Julie and Ashleigh, friends and Jane Austen fans, both fall
for the same Mr. Darcy-like boy.
Sones, Sonya - One of those Hideous Books Where the
After Ruby's mother dies, she leaves her life in Boston
and flies to L.A. to live with her father, a famous movie star
that Ruby doesn't really know.
Vail, Rachel - If We Kiss
Charlie develops a crush on her best friend's boyfriend.
Meanwhile, her mother is dating the boyfriend's father.
Vega, Denise - Click Here: (To Find Out How I Survived
Erin writes about her friends and classmates in her private
blog, but when it accidentally gets posted on the school's
website, she learns some important lessons about friendship.
Wilkins, Rose - So Super Stylish
Octavia is trying to maintain a low profile at her new public
school, but with her actress-mother's new romance in
all the tabloids, Octavia's life is just too complicated.
Prepared by SRP, November 2006