C&E Merdinian Armenian Evangelical School

7th Grade Summer Reading List

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The following is the summer reading list from which you are required to read two books of your choice.  Use the format provided for your book reports for each of the two books.  The book reports must be submitted by September 9.
 
Title/ Author/ From the Scholastic Book Fair List
 
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
 
Kidnapped
by Robert Louis Stevenson
 
Treasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson
 
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
 
Gathering Blue by Louis Lowry
 
Windcatcher by Avi
 
Nothing but the Truth by Avi
 
The Yearling by Marjorie Rawlings
 
The Black Pearl by Scott O’Dell
 
The Egypt Game
by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
 
The High King by Lloyd Alexander
 
The River by Gary Paulsen

The Call of the Wild by Jack London
 
Crispin by Avi

Kingdom Series by Chuck Black

Sugar Creek Gang Series by Paul Hutchens

Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol

Rogue Wave, Dark Tide, Deep Blue (3 books) From the Scholastic Book Fair List

The Hunger Games (series) From the Scholastic Book Fair List

The Map to Everywhere From the Scholastic Book Fair List

The Maze Runner From the Scholastic Book Fair List

Seventh Sun From the Scholastic Book Fair List

Percy Jackson and Greek Gods From the Scholastic Book Fair List

The Mark of the Dragonfly From the Scholastic Book Fair List

Scorch Trials From the Scholastic Book Fair List



Read the novel you have selected.  As you read, write your answers to these questions.  Finish your answers on another sheet of paper if you need more room.

1. The setting of a novel is the place where the action takes place as well as the historical period in which it occurs.  What is the setting of your novel?

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2. The characters in a novel are the people who carry the story forward.  Who are the main characters in your novel?

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3. The plot of a novel is the series of events that make up the story.  A plot has a beginning, middle, a climax or high point of interest, and an end.  What is the plot of your novel?

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4. The narrator is the person through whose eyes the action of the novel is seen.  Many novels are told from the point of view of a single narrator.  Sometimes, the narrator knows the thoughts of some or all of the characters.  Who is the narrator of your novel and what point of view does he or she have.

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5. The theme is the central idea of a work.  It is the main statement that the author is trying to covey.  What is the theme of the novel you read?

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