Hey guys! It’s finally here! My first top ten list! 🙂 (In no particular order)
1) The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
The Candymakers is about 4 12 year old kids who lead very different lives. One’s a spy, one’s a candymaker’s son, the other’s obsessed with the afterlife, and the last is a snobby know it all.
All four of them embark on a quest to make the best candy and win the candy-making contest. None of them know that this will change their lives and bring an unexpected mission to save their host candy factory, Life Is Sweet.
Yeah, it’s pretty long. 400 something pages, I think. Totally worth it, though!
2) Paige By Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge
3) I Am Malala by Patrica McCormick and Malala Yousafzai (gosh, that name is hard to spell!)
4) Rush For The Gold: Mystery At The Olympics by John Feinstein
Okay, yeah. I admit it. I’m NOT a sporty girl, and I have no idea why I chose this book. The only exercise I do is with my fingers (typing, texting…)
But, it was great! Basically, a rising 16 year old swimmer enters the 2012 Olympics and gets the taste of a celeb’s life. (Swarms, sneaky agents, strict dad, cut off from all friends, disgusting articles about how “hot” you are… not very good.) She and her sportswriter boyfriend think her swim agent’s up to no good and try to stop whatever sneaky plan he has in mind.
5) The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
OH. MY. GOSH. BEST. BOOK. EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I could go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on about the Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus series BUT I don’t want to bore you all with my nerdy prattle.
Percy Jackson is a demigod – half greek god half mortal. When his mother is held prisoner by Hades, god of the Underworld, and Zeus’s, lord of the skies and ruler of the gods, lighting bolt goes missing, Percy has a choice. Grab his mom and make a run for it, or find the bolt and stop a major war between the gods.
The Lightning Thief is REALLY funny, sarcastic, and action packed and is one of my all time FAVES!!!!!!!!!!
6) The Girl Who Owned A City by O.T. Nelson
When all the people in the world above 12 die out, the kids are left alone to fend for themselves. Life is hard, especially for Lisa. She needs food, water, protection from gangs, transportation, and her little brother to stay safe.
Eventually, Lisa forms and army and a city of the neighborhood kids. But when gangs attack and conquer her city, Lisa HAS TO FIND A WAY TO GET IT BACK!
The graphic novel version is cool, too!
7) Spy School by Stuart Gibbs
8) Out of My MInd by Sharon Draper
9) I Am A Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb
10) The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
So, I hope this helps you with summer reading and stuff! Tell me how you do in the comments and what you thought of the books on the list!