July 11

Independent Novel List (Advanced Language Arts)

Each student in Ms. Colley’s advanced class must read one book each quarter from the list below. Some books are available in the GMS media center, some are available in local public libraries, some are available in class, and some must be purchased.  Students will receive an annotated list during the first week of school, and the list of titles is also provided below. Students will have time in class to read, but it is a good idea to read at home as well! Enjoy reading!

A Night Divided,  Jennifer Nielsen   (historical fiction)

Breaker Boys: How a Photograph Helped End Child Labor,  Michael Burgan   (non-fiction)

Heir Apparent, Vivian Vande Velde   (science fiction)

High Heat, Carl Deuker   (fiction)

I Am Malala,  Malala Yousefzai    (non-fiction)

Ink and Bone,  Rachel Caine   (science fiction)

Life as We Knew It,  Susan Pfeffer  (fiction)

Losing Forever,  Gayle Friesen  (fiction)

Max Helsing and the Thirteenth Curse,  Curtis Jobling  (fiction)

Notes from the Midnight Driver,  Jordan Sonnenblick  (fiction)

Point Blank,  Anthony Horowitz  (fiction)

Poison is not Polite,  Robin Stevens  (fiction)

Randoms,  David Liss   (science fiction)

Shark Life,  Peter Benchley  (non-fiction)

The Boy on the Wooden Box,  Leon Leyson   (non-fiction)

The Fifth Wave,  Rick Yancy   (science fiction)

The Great Greene Heist,  Varian Johnson  (fiction)

When,  Victoria Laurie   (fiction)

Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland,  Sally M. Walker (non-fiction)

Zero Day,  Jan Ganzei   (fiction)