Books Starring 7th & 8th Graders

thelastboyatstediths The Last Boy at St. Edith’s
YA FIC MALONE
Seventh-grader Jeremy Miner, the only boy in a school of 475 girls, unleashes a series of pranks in hopes of getting expelled from school.
goodbyestranger Goodbye Stranger
YA FIC STEAD
Bridge is an accident survivor who’s wondering why she’s still alive. Emily has an almost-boyfriend who wants a certain kind of picture. Tabitha sees through everybody’s games – or so she tells the world. The three best friends have one rule: No fighting. Can it get them through seventh grade?
whereyoullfindme Where You’ll Find Me
YA FIC FRIEND
After her mother’s suicide attempt, thirteen-year-old Anna goes to live with her father and his new family, and learns to navigate the shifting loyalties of middle school friendships.
fallingoversideways Falling Over Sideways
YA FIC SONNENBLICK
Everything changes for thirteen-year-old Claire at breakfast one day, when her beloved father suddenly falls over with a stroke.
greatgreene The Great Greene Heist
YA FIC JOHNSON
Jackson Greene is Maplewood Middle School’s resident prankster, but after the last disaster he’s trying to go straight – until someone tries to steal the school election from Jackson’s friend Gabriela.
jessicadarling Jessica Darling’s It List
YA FIC MCCAFFERTY
The day before seventh grade starts, Jessica Darling gets a list from her popular older sister on how to succeed in middle school, but when Jessica tries to follow it, everything goes wrong.
breakout Breakout
YA FIC EMERSON
Eighth-grader Anthony drops the f-bomb in the angst-ridden song he writes for his rock band, and while it becomes a viral hit, he must decide if being a hero is worth the trouble that singing it on Arts Night would cause.
unfriended Unfriended
YA FIC VAIL
When Truly is invited to sit at the Popular Table, she gets caught in a web of lies and misunderstandings, made inescapable by social media.

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