Although I usually spend my summer drowning in friends, food, and fun, I have been asked to create a summer reading list and read a number of novels to help the school in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. During this school year, Mrs. Herr has pushed me to extreme levels in reading and I’m curious to see if I can keep up the reading over the summer, without the pressure of school. Here are a couple of the novels that I have chosen to read:

1. Cinder, by Marissa Meyer –  My friends have all read this series, and they go on and on about how much they love it. It’s about a girl who, is a robot of some sort, but she lives a double life without letting many people know.

2. The Only Thing to Fear, by Caroline Tung Richmond – I saw this book at the Scholastic Book Fair, and it caught my eye; once I read the back, I knew that I had to read it! It’s written as if Hitler and the Nazi Regime had won World War II and taken over the United States.

3. The Selection, by Kiera Cass – I’ve already read the series once, but since the fourth book (The Heir) just came out, I realized that I must have missed a lot of amazing writing in the first three. It’s are about a teenage girl, America Singer, who is given the once in a lifetime chance to become royalty, as she competes against 34 other girls, all fighting for the Prince’s hand.

4. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak – A couple of my friends read this for literature circles, and at the beginning they weren’t too excited about it, but as they got deeper into the novel, they were obsessed with how amazing it is. I thought I should give it a try. I don’t know much about it, but from what I’ve heard it’s about a teenage girl in the middle of World War II.

5. Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke- My teacher read a review of this novel aloud in class. I found that it seemed super thrilling and adventurous. I again do not know much about this book, but I know that it’s about a girl who gets stuck in a book. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one!