8th Grade Reading List
Reading Suggestions for 8th Graders from the Weber County Library
Fourteen-year-old Madeleine of Cambridge, England, struggling to cope with poverty and her mother's illness, and fifteen-year-old Elliot of the Kingdom of Cello in a parallel world where colors are villainous and his father is missing, begin exchanging notes through a crack between their worlds and find they can be of great help to each other.
When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on a true story.
Young magician Gont inadvertently lets loose an evil force that he must confront later in life when heâs mastered the magical arts.
After the death of his older brother, Daniel Anderson became engrossed in recording details about dead people, how they died, and whether their deaths mattered, but he is eventually drawn back into interaction with the living.
A teenaged boy encounters one comedic calamity after another when his train strands him in the middle of nowhere, and everything comes down to luck.
True crime, desperation, fraud, and adventure: these ten vignettes offer riveting insight into mind-blowing masquerades.
Isabel, slave to cruel owners who sympathize with the British, begins to spy for the rebels.
The marriage alliance between two radically different kingdoms seems endangered when the two teens actually meet.
When Jeremy Johnson Johnson's strange ability to speak to the ghost of Jacob Grimm draws the interest of his classmate Ginger Boltinghouse, the two find themselves at the center of a series of disappearances in their hometown.
Through a wide range of fascinating scientific methods—including DNA testing, facial reconstruction, dental records, blood analysis, fingerprinting, and x-rays--forensic specialists work to piece together the stories that will give names back to the unknown dead and missing.