Reading level 8-12

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.

  The Other Wes Moore 8-12 N/A The Other Wes Moore is the story of two young Baltimore boys that share the same name and a similar history but travel down very different paths. While both grew up fatherless with troubled pasts, one became a Rhodes scholar and leader, and the other was convicted of murder and is currently serving a life sentence.
  The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror 8-12 N/A Gabriel John Utterson and his cousin Richard Enfield reach the door of a large house on their weekly walk. Enfield tells Utterson that months ago he saw a sinister-looking man named Edward Hyde trample a young girl after accidentally bumping into her. Enfield forced Hyde to pay £100 to avoid a scandal.
  Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes 8-12 N/A Follow the play of the Trojan War and story of Odysseus. Stories of Jason with his crew of Argonauts and the Golden Fleece, Cupid and Psyche a story originally from Metamorphoses, and King Midas. Discover the origins of the names of the constellations as we know them comes from a poem, called Phaenomena.
  Wuthering Heights 8-12 N/A The story follows the life of Heathcliff, a mysterious gypsy-like person, from childhood (about seven years old) to his death in his late thirties. Isabella Linton falls in love with Heathcliff and marries him. She sees Heathcliff as a romantic figure, like a character in a novel.
  The Giver 8-12 Y A 1993 American young adult dystopian novel by Lois Lowry. It is set in a society which at first appears to be utopian but is revealed to be dystopian as the story progresses. The novel follows a 12-year-old boy named Jonas. The society has taken away pain and strife by converting to “Sameness”, a plan that has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives.
  Beyond Courage 8-12 Z How parents worked with real-life stories of Jews who fought back against Nazi Persecution developing elaborate plans including forgery and impersonation schemes to send their children to safety.
  Bomb 8-12 Z Bomb tells the story of how the atomic bomb came to be.
  The Boy in the Striped Pajamas 8-12 Z Berlin,1942: Bruno’s father receives a promotion and the family moves to a new house, far away. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see at the new house, cutting off people in the distance.

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