Henry Ford Academy Summer Reading List - 2018-2019 Book Battle

Are you ready for battle? The following books are eligible for the book battle beginning June 20 and ending September 4.  All students are required to read and log at least one over the summer.  But you are free to read as many as you can! The top three students with the most books read in each grade will receive valuable gift cards.  Each book must be entered into the Book Battle Google Form (link below) on the HFA website ( Students may not enter more than one book per day. Books are chosen for interest level and critical acclaim, however may contain mature material, so parents should preview and research for content as needed. You may also consult Common Sense media: for book “appropriateness” ratings. Books below are linked to summaries.

Book Battle Google Form

High Interest Teen Lit Book List    

Chasing Shadows - Swat Avasthi

Night Sky - Suzanna and Melanie Brockman

Heroes - Robert Cormier

The Hero and the Crown - Robin McKinley

The Truth About Forever - Sarah Dessen

Looking for Alaska - John Green

Soon I Will Be Invincible - Austin Grossman

Hero Type - Barry Lyga

Bodega Dreams - Ernetso Quinionez

No Crystal Stair - Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

China Boy - Gus Lee

After the Golden Age - Carrie Vaughn

Flags of Our Fathers - James Bradley

Soldier Dogs - Maria Goodavage

I Am Malala - Malala Yousefazai

Fallen Angels - Walter Dean Myers

Just Listen - Sara Dresen

Copper Sun - Sharon Draper

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer

The Pact/We Beat The Streets - Dr. Sampson Davis, et al

Ender’s Game - Orson Scott Card

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

Midwinter Blood - Marcus Sedgwick

The Freedom Writers’ Diary - Erin Gruwell 

(more on back)

Game - Walter Dean Meyers

Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi

Buried Onions - Gary Soto

Jumped - Rita Williams-Garcia

How to Save a Life - Sara Zarr

A Separate Peace - John Knowles

Watership Down - Robert Adams

The Day Lincoln Was Shot - Jim Bishop

Wintergirls - Laurie Halse Anderson

Skulls and Skeletons - Danielle Denoga

Smile - Raina Telgemeier

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou

Book Series (enter Google Form for each book separately)

The Princess Diaries Series - Meg Cabot

Finishing School - Gail Carriger

The Mortal Instruments - Cassandra Clare

The Maze Runner - James Dasher

The Ranger’s Apprentice - John A. Flanagan

Earthsea - Ursula K LeGuin

Life as We Knew It - Susan Beth Pfeffer

His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

The Raven Cycle - Maggie Stiefvater

Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs

Challenging Books / Classics

The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

Stones from the River - Ursula Hegi

For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway

A Night To Remember - Walter Lord

The Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton

A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

The Road - Cormac McCarthy

A Long Way Gone - Ismael Beah

Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand

Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton

The Good Earth - Pearl Buck

Band of Brothers - Stephen Ambrose

Angela’s Ashes - Frank McCourt

The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Malcolm X, Alex Haley 

The Bean Trees - Barbara Kingsolver