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Books for grades 6-12


One Night That Changes Everything by Jennifer Barnholdt

A shy high school junior spends a frenzied night trying to retrieve her private notebook from a vengeful ex-boyfriend.


Is It Night or Day? by Fern Schumer Chapman

In 1938, a young German Jew named Edith is sent by her parents to live with relatives in Chicago, where she tries to assimilate into American culture while worrying about her parents and mourning the loss of everything she has ever known.


Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Calla and Ren have been raised knowing it is their destiny to mate with one another and rule their shape-shifting wolf pack. But when a human boy vies for Calla’s heart, she is faced with a decision that could change her world.


Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge

Mosca Mye hasn't got much. Her parents are dead, her cruel uncle keeps her locked away, and her only friend is her pet goose. But she does have one small, rare thing: the ability to read. In a world where books are dangerous things, this gift will change her life—but it may also be the death of her.


Night Road by A.M. Jenkins

Battling his own memories and fears, Cole, a very conscientious vampire, and Sandor, a more impulsive acquaintance, spend a few months on the road trying to train a young man who recently joined their ranks.


Raiders Night by Robert Lipsyte

Matt, co-captain of his high school football team, endures a traumatic season as he witnesses a vicious assault on a rookie player by teammates and grapples with his own use of performance-enhancing drugs.


Promise the Night by Michaela MacColl

Explores the early life of Beryl Markham, who grew up on a farm in Kenya and became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west.


The Night Tourist by Katherine Marsh

After 14-year-old prodigy Jack Perdu has a near fatal accident he meets Euri, a young ghost who introduces him to New York's Underworld. In the Underworld, those who died in New York reside until they are ready to move on, and Jack vows to find his dead mother there.


The Night My Sister Went Missing by Carol Plum-Ucci

When his sister disappears under mysterious circumstances, 17-year-old Kurt spends a night at the local police station overhearing statements from a variety of witnesses that reveal the deep prejudices and shocking secrets of his small beach community.


The Night Children by Kit Reed

Squatters in the huge MegaMall, 15-year-old Tick and his gang of lost, abandoned, or runaway children face off against a rival gang. Jule Devereaux, whose parents and aunt have mysteriously disappeared, gets caught between.


Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Zach does not remember how he came to be in a treatment center for alcoholics, but through therapy and caring friends, his amnesia fades and he learns to face his past while working toward a better future.


Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury

Eleven Boy Scouts camping at Halape, Hawaii, find their survival skills put to the test when a massive earthquake and tsunami strike.


Keeping the Night Watch by Hope Anita Smith

A 13-year-old African American boy chronicles what happens to his family when his father, who temporarily left, returns home and they all must deal with their feelings of anger, hope, abandonment, and fear.


Creature of the Night by Kate Thompson

Bobby lives a reckless life in Dublin, so his mother moves the family to the country. But spooky details of the history of their little cottage gradually turn Bobby into a detective of night creatures—real and imagined.


Saturday Night Dirt by Will Weaver

In a small town in northern Minnesota, the much-anticipated Saturday night dirt-track race at the old-fashioned Headwaters Speedway becomes an important life-changing event for all the participants on and off the track.


The Long Night of Leo and Bree by Ellen Wittlinger

On the anniversary of his sister's murder, Leo, tormented by his mother's insane accusations and his own waking nightmares, kidnaps a wealthy girl intending to kill her. Instead, their long night together helps them both face their futures.


The Watch That Ends the Night by Allan Wolf

Recreates the 1912 sinking of the Titanic as observed by millionaire John Jacob Astor, a beautiful young Lebanese refugee finding first love, "Unsinkable" Molly Brown, Captain E.J. Smith, and others including the iceberg itself.




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