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Realistic Fiction for Grades 6-8

Recommended reading from the Junior High (Y) Collection. Many are available in both hardcover and paperback. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.
Abdel-Fattah Ten Things I Hate about Me
Alvarez Finding Miracles
Anderson Speak
Avi Never Mind!: A Twin Novel
Baczewski Just for Kicks
Baskin What Every Girl (Except Me) Knows : A Novel
Bennett A Heart Divided
Blacker Boy2Girl
Bloor Tangerine
Blume Then Again, Maybe I Won't : A Novel
Brashares The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Bunting Blackwater
Cabot Teen Idol
Cormier The Chocolate War
Creech Absolutely Normal Chaos
Crutcher Ironman : A Novel
Cullen The Three Lives of Harris Harper
Deuker High Heat
Dowell Chicken Boy
Draanen Flipped    (By Van Draanen)
Dygard Backfield Package
Ellis I Am a Taxi : The Cocalero Novels
Esckilsen Offsides: A Novel
Frank Just Ask Iris
Friend Perfect
Gantos Joey Pigza Loses Control
Gauthier Saving the Planet & Stuff
Gavalda 95 Pounds of Hope
Grover On Pointe
Han Shug
Hautman Godless
Henkes Olive's Ocean
Hinton The Outsiders
Hobbs Defiance
Hoffius Winners and Losers
Howe Totally Joe
Huser Stitches
Johnson 13 Little Blue Envelopes
Johnson The First Part Last
Kehret Cages
Konigsburg The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
Leavitt Heck, Superhero
Lockhart The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks : A Novel
Lord Rules
Lubar Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie    (Paperback only)
Lynch Gold Dust
McCormick My Brother's Keeper
McKay Saffy's Angel
Moriarty The Year of Secret Assignments
Murdock Dairy Queen : A Novel
Myers Monster
Myracle Peace, Love, & Baby Ducks
Naidoo The Other Side of Truth
Nelson Ruby Electric: A Novel
Nielsen-Fernlund Word Nerd
Nye Going Going
Park Mick Harte Was Here
Perkins Monsoon Summer
Philbrick Freak the Mighty
Ryan Becoming Naomi León
Sheth Blue Jasmine
Simmons Pool Boy
Smith Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo
Smith Zach's Lie
Sonnenblick Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie
Soto Mercy on These Teenage Chimps
Spinelli Stargirl
Staples Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind
Strasser Girl Gives Birth to Own Prom Date
Vande Velde Alison, Who Went Away
Volponi Black and White
Wallace Coyote Autumn
Wardlaw 101 Ways to Bug Your Yeacher
Whelan Homeless Bird
White Belle Prater's Boy
Winerip Adam Canfield of the Slash
Wolff Make Lemonade
Woodson After Tupac & D Foster
Zindel The Pigman

Last Updated: 3/10

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