Reading level 7-12

Book titles, grade level, difficulty level, and short description are included to help you decide as to where you should start. Books grade level ratings are as follows; 2-5, 3 -5, 4-7, 5-7, 6-8, 6-12, 7-12, 8-12, 9-12. There is also a reading difficulty level rating system G through Z+ where G is the easiest and Z+ is the most difficult.  There is also N/A (not available) which means we could not find a rating.

Shadow on the Mountain 7-12 Z Tells the story of Espen, a 14-year-old Norwegian boy, during World War II. Espen joins the resistance and becomes a courier and then a spy.
The Complete Stories and Poems 7-12 N/A Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe – A Tale of Jerusalem, The Sphinx, Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling, Bon-Bon, The Duc De L’Omelette, The Masque of the Red Death, The Premature Burial, The Imp of the Perverse, Morella, Lenore, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Raven, Annabel Lee, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket and more…
The Hunger Games series 7-12 N/A Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games.
The Once and Future King 7-12 N/A The Once and Future King contains much deliberately anachronistic humour, affectionate mockery of the source text and commentary on totalitarianism. The work explores human nature regarding power and justice. As the young Arthur becomes king, he attempts to quell the prevalent “might makes right” attitude with his idea of chivalry, even as he foresees the ascendancy of another form of might, namely legal prowess in the courtroom, and a form of fascism outside the courtroom.
The Song of Achilles 7-12 N/A The story focuses on Achilles and the Trojan War, emphasizing the ever-present struggles with friendship, loyalty and love.
The Call of the Wild/White Fang 7-12 P The story takes place in Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories, Canada, during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush and details White Fang’s journey to domestication. It is a companion novel to  The Call of the Wild, which is about a kidnapped, domesticated dog embracing his wild ancestry to survive and thrive in the wild.
I am Malala 7-12 Z This is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.
I am the Cheese 7-12 Z Adam Farmer is on a journey – he has to get to Rutterburg with a parcel for his father. But as he travels, he starts to remember the events leading up to this point, memories which are also being prised out in gruelling psychiatric interviews. What is the secret of Adam Farmer?
The Hobbit 7-12 Z The Hobbit is set in a time “between the Dawn of Faerie and the Dominion of Men”, and follows the quest of home-loving hobbit Bilbo Baggins to win a share of the treasure guarded by Smaug the dragon. Bilbo’s journey takes him from light-hearted, rural surroundings into more sinister territory.
The Outsiders 7-12 Z Ponyboy is pretty sure he’s got things figured out, especially with his buddies, who are also “greasers.” Their only problem is the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on greasers like Ponyboy
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 7-12 Z+ The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg, filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter, and heartache.
Frankenstein 7-12 Z+ A young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
George Orwell 1984 7-12 Z+ Winston Smith toes the Party line, rewriting history to satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth. With each lie he writes, Winston grows to hate the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes those who dare to commit thoughtcrimes.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s 7-12 N/A Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany’s. She has no job and lives by socializing with wealthy men, who take her to clubs and restaurants, and give her money and expensive presents
The Seeing Stone 7-12 Y Holland -It is 1199 and young Arthur de Caldicot, aged 13, is waiting impatiently to grow up and become a knight. One day his friend’s father, Merlin, gives him a shining piece of obsidian, and his life becomes entwined with that of his namesake, the Arthur whose story he sees unfold in the stone.

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