9th Grade Reading List

Reading Suggestions for 9th Graders from the Weber County Library

Dead Girls Don't Write Letters
Artist/Author/Cast:
Giles, Gail
Call Number:
YP F Giles
Description:

Fourteen-year-old Sunny is stunned when a total stranger shows up at her house posing as her older sister Jazz, who supposedly died out of town in a fire months earlier.

Drawing from Memory
Artist/Author/Cast:
Say, Allen (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
YP 741.64092 S2741d 2011
Description:

Caldecott Medalist Allen Say presents a stunning graphic novel chronicling his journey as an artist during WWII, when he apprenticed under Noro Shinpei, Japan's premier cartoonist.

Enchantress from the Stars
Artist/Author/Cast:
Engdahl, Sylvia; Lowry, Lois (Foreword by)
Call Number:
YP F Engdahl
Description:

Elana arrives on primitive planet Andrecia to study its society, but soon becomes involved in saving it from invasion.

Enthusiasm
Artist/Author/Cast:
Shulman, Polly
Call Number:
F Shulman
Description:

Julie and Ashleigh, high school sophomores and Jane Austen fans, seem to fall for the same Mr. Darcy-like boy and struggle to hide their true feelings from one another while rehearsing for a school musical.

Call Number:
F Grant
Description:

While recuperating after a car accident in Spiker Biotech's lush San Francisco facilities, sixteen-year-old Evening Spiker meets Solo Plissken, a very attractive, if off-putting boy her age who spent his life at Spiker Biotech. Like Evening, he's never questioned anything ... until now.

Call Number:
F John
Description:

Piper becomes the manager for her classmates' popular rock band, called Dumb, giving her the chance to prove her capabilities to her parents and others, if only she can get the band members to get along. 

Hattie Big Sky
Artist/Author/Cast:
Larson, Kirby
Call Number:
YP F Larson
Description:

Alone in the world, teen-aged Hattie is driven to prove up on her uncle's homesteading claim.

How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bragg, Georgia; O'Malley, Kevin
Call Number:
YP 920 B8134h 2011
Description:

A look at the deaths of several famous people throughout history and the circumstances surrounding those deaths.

Immersed in Verse: An Informative, Slightly Irreverent & Totally Tremendous Guide to Living the Poet's Life
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mourning, Tuesday (Illustrator); Wolf, Allan
Call Number:
YP 808.1 W8532i 2006
Description:

Contains advice, ideas, writing activities, and encouragement from a working poet for aspiring poets. Includes poems by a variety of poets from the unknown to the famous, including Langston Hughes, e.e. cummings, Eve Merriam, and more.

Into the Wild
Artist/Author/Cast:
Krakauer, Jon
Call Number:
917.9804 K894i 1997
Description:

Chris McCandless abandons everything to experience life in the Alaskan wilderness.

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