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TOP 10 BOOKS THAT ARE A GOOD CHALLENGE
The Top 10 Books that are a good challenge according to the 2015-16 7th grade class.
TOP 10 BOOKS THAT ARE A GOOD CHALLENGE
Pride and Prejudice by
Call Number: F AUS
In early nineteenth-century England, a spirited young woman copes with the courtship of a snobbish gentleman as well as the romantic entanglements of her four sisters.
Sophie's World by
Call Number: F GAA
Publication Date: 2007-03-20
A page-turning novel that is also an exploration of the great philosophical concepts of Western thought,Sophie's Worldhas fired the imagination of readers all over the world, with more than twenty million copies in print. One day fourteen-year-old Sophie Amundsen comes home from school to find in her mailbox two notes, with one question on each: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" From that irresistible beginning, Sophie becomes obsessed with questions that take her far beyond what she knows of her Norwegian village. Through those letters, she enrolls in a kind of correspondence course, covering Socrates to Sartre, with a mysterious philosopher, while receiving letters addressed to another girl. Who is Hilde? And why does her mail keep turning up? To unravel this riddle, Sophie must use the philosophy she is learning but the truth turns out to be far more complicated than she could have imagined.
We Were Liars by
Call Number: F LOC
Publication Date: 2014-05-13
Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by
Call Number: F PRA
Rats + stupid-looking kid + flute equals... bags of money!!Maurice, an amazing cat who has survived four years on the toughest streets in the whole of the Discworld, reckons that rats are dumb. Clever, OK, but dumb. Maurice, however, is smart. Smart enough to recognize that there's a new kind of rat around - rats who have been eating wizards' rubbish and can talk. Smart enough to get a pretty amazing idea when he spots a stupid-looking kid playing the flute...Now Maurice has his very own 'plague of rats' - and his own Pied Piper. And his money-bags are getting fuller and fuller. Until the group reach the far flung village of Überwald. That's where the rats begin to complain. They want this to be their last job. It's also where Maurice meets Malicia Grim - a young girl who thinks life works like a fairy tale. But strangest of all, it's where they can't find any ordinary rats. Or rather, just the one....Could someone be playing games ?
Steve Jobs by
Call Number: 921 JOB
Publication Date: 2011
Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than 100 family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.
The Read Necklace by
Call Number: F GAR
Publication Date: 2010
In the late eighteenth-century, Sido, the twelve-year-old daughter of a self-indulgent marquis, and Yann, a fourteen-year-old Gypsy orphan raised to perform in a magic show, face a common enemy at the start of the French Revolution.
The Hobbit by
Call Number: F TOL
Publication Date: 2001-09-25
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.
All the Light We Cannot See by
Call Number: F DOE
Publication Date: 2014-05-06
A blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: F MUL
Publication Date: 2011-10-11
In an unnamed Third World country, in the not-so-distant future, three "dumpsite boys" make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city. One unlucky-lucky day, Raphael finds something very special and very mysterious. So mysterious that he decides to keep it, even when the city police offer a handsome reward for its return. That decision brings with it terrifying consequences, and soon the dumpsite boys must use all of their cunning and courage to stay ahead of their pursuers. It's up to Raphael, Gardo, and Rat--boys who have no education, no parents, no homes, and no money--to solve the mystery and right a terrible wrong.