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Summer is a time for escape, and what better way to access other worlds than through books. With this in mind, Random House, Inc. is delighted to share with you the following student summer reading list.


Like what you see here? Looking for more summer reading suggestions? Download these comprehensive booklists by category:

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| Biography & History | Comics & Graphic Novels | Fiction | Horror & Mystery | Memoir & Nonfiction | Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Fiction

Americanah

Americanah
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"[A] deep-seated discussion of race [that is] also a steady-handed dissection of the universal human experience. Trenchant and hugely empathetic, both worldly and geographically precise, [it] holds the realities of our times fearlessly before us."
The New York Times Book Review


READING LEVEL: 10th Grade

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Longbourn

Longbourn
by Jo Baker

"If Charlotte Brontë had taken up the challenge of a sequel to Pride and Prejudice, she might very well have hit upon the sort of broader, more sympathetic point of view Jo Baker has derived from the servants' quarters." —The New York Times Book Review

READING LEVEL: 7th Grade

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The Here and Now

The Here and Now
by Ann Brashares

Prenna and the others who immigrated from the future must follow strict rules: never reveal where they're from, never interfere with history, and never, ever fall in love. But everything changes when Prenna falls for Ethan Jarves.

READING LEVEL: 7th Grade

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Red Rising

Red Rising
by Pierce Brown

"Reminiscent of . . . Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games . . . [Red Rising] will captivate readers and leave them wanting more." —Library Journal (starred review)

READING LEVEL: 6th Grade

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The Tyrant's Daughter

The Tyrant's Daughter
by J.C. Carleson

"Filled with political intrigue and emotional tension, Carleson's riveting novel features a teenage refugee caught in a web of deceit and conspiracy." —Publishers Weekly (starred)

READING LEVEL: 7th Grade

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Dog Stars

The Lives of Tao
by Wesley Chu

Winner, Alex Award

"Wesley Chu delivers an action-laced sci-fi thriller filled with clever ideas and witty, engaging characters. A thoroughly enjoyable ride." —John Marco, author of The Inhumans and The Tyrants and Kings trilogies

READING LEVEL: 9th Grade

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The Rathbones

The Rathbones
by Janice Clark


"Part odyssey, part ancestral mystery and part sea shanty, all brilliantly entwined and soaked in Greek myth. . . . Beautifully crafted and elegantly told." —Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus

READING LEVEL: 9th Grade

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The Book of Unknown Americans

The Book of Unknown Americans
by Cristina Henríquez

Cristina Henríquez's debut gives voice to millions of Americans as it tells the story of the love between a Panamanian boy and a Mexican girl: teenagers living in an apartment block of immigrant families like their own.

READING LEVEL: 7th Grade

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Every Day

Every Day
by David Levithan

"Levithan has created an irresistible premise that is sure to captivate readers. . . . [Every Day] is a study in style, an exercise in imagination, and an opportunity for readers themselves to occupy another life: that of A, himself." —Booklist (starred review)

READING LEVEL: 7th Grade

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We Were Liars

We Were Liars
by E. Lockhart

"Surprising, thrilling, and beautifully executed in spare, precise, and lyrical prose, Lockhart spins a tragic family drama, the roots of which go back generations. And the ending? Shhhh. Not telling. (But it's a doozy) . . . this is poised to be big."
Booklist (starred review)

READING LEVEL: 7th Grade

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Relic

Relic (The Books of Eva I)
by Heather Terrell
Illustrated by Ricardo Cortes

"Adult author Terrell, in her books for teens, weaves fresh complexity . . . with smart, thoughtful, and resourceful heroines." —Publishers Weekly

READING LEVEL: 9th Grade

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The Martian

The Martian
by Andy Weir

"Has the very rare combination of a good, original story, interestingly real characters and fascinating technical accuracy." —Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Commander of the International Space Station and author of An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

READING LEVEL: 6th Grade

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On the Come Up

On the Come Up
by Hannah Weyer

"'Having gone out into the world and come back again' gives AnnMarie a glimpse of a future beyond Far Rockaway. Ms. Weyer convincingly charts the brave steps she takes to get there." —The Wall Street Journal

READING LEVEL: 7th Grade

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Robot Uprisings

Robot Uprisings
Edited by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams

With contributions from popular and award-winning writers, the stories collected in Robot Uprisings meticulously describe the exhilarating and terrifying near-future in which humans can only survive by being cleverer than the rebellious machines they have created.

READING LEVEL: 9th Grade

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Mother, Mother

Mother, Mother
by Koren Zailckas

Winner, Alex Award

"A haunting meditation on family, love and unimaginable loss. . . . A firecracker thriller full of whip-smart psychological insights." —San Francisco Chronicle

READING LEVEL: 9th Grade

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Zone One

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

"Exquisitely written and memorably populated, Zusak's poignant tribute to words, survival, and their curiously inevitable entwinement is a tour de force to be not just read but inhabited." —The Horn Book Magazine (starred review)

READING LEVEL: 7th Grade


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Nonfiction

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Behind the Beautiful Forevers
by Katherine Boo

Winner, National Book Award

"Belongs on reading lists as a work that allows high schoolers to see the incredible hardships of life in a developing country." —School Library Journal, "Adult Books 4 Teens" blog

READING LEVEL: 8th Grade

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Minecraft

Minecraft
by Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson
Translated by Jennifer Hawkins

A unique look at the creator of the "virtual Lego" game Minecraft, Markus "Notch" Persson, and his rise from unknown computer programmer to multi-millionaire international gaming icon.

READING LEVEL: 9th Grade

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Unbroken

Unbroken
by Laura Hillenbrand

Soon to be a major motion picture

"Riveting . . . So haunting and so beautifully written, those who fall under its spell will never again feel the same way about World War II and one of its previously unsung heroes." —The Columbus Dispatch

READING LEVEL: 9th Grade

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Book of Ages

Book of Ages
by Jill Lepore

Finalist, National Book Award

"[Jane Franklin's] importance . . . lies in her ordinariness—her learning thwarted by circumstance, but her intelligence shaped by her uniquely female experience. We may know about Jane Franklin only because of her famous brother, but he is not why she matters." —The Washington Post

READING LEVEL: 8th Grade

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Class A

Class A
by Lucas Mann

An unforgettable chronicle of a year of minor-league baseball in a small Iowa town. Part sports story, part cultural exploration, part memoir, Class A is a moving and unique study of American life.

READING LEVEL: 6th Grade

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Your Inner Fish

Your Inner Fish
by Neil Shubin

Now a Three-Part PBS Series

"Your Inner Fish combines Shubin's and others' discoveries to present a twenty-first-century anatomy lesson. The simple, passionate writing may turn more than a few high-school students into aspiring biologists." —Nature

READING LEVEL: 9th Grade

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My Beloved World

My Beloved World
by Sonia Sotomayor

"In her own often straightforward, occasionally soaring writing style, Sotomayor succeeds in My Beloved World in crafting an often old-fashioned tale of overcoming obstacles." —Los Angeles Times

READING LEVEL: 7th Grade

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Graphic Novels

 
The Harlem Hellfighters

The Harlem Hellfighters
by Max Brooks

Illustrated by Canaan White


A riveting, fictionalized account of the 369th Infantry Regiment—the first African American regiment mustered to fight in World War I.

READING LEVEL: 9th Grade

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Law of the Desert Born

Law of the Desert Born
by Louis L'Amour
, Beau L'Amour, and Kathy Nolan
Adapted by Charles Santino
Illustrated by Thomas Yeates

"[An] interesting tale of range rivalries turned bloody. . . . Fans of L'Amour's stories should enjoy this work, adults or teens." —School Library Journal

READING LEVEL: 7th Grade

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Superman: Earth One Vol. 2

by J. Michael Straczynski
Superman: Earth One Vol. 2

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The Power of Forgetting
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