New Books for 7th & 8th Graders

Me & Death: An Afterlife Adventure
Richard Scrimger

Reading Level: Grades 7 - 9

Jim is proud to be a thug, a bully and a thief, until he stumbles off a curb and gets run over by a car. That is when he learns that souls with unfinished business (and punks like him always have unfinished business) are doomed to spend eternity haunting their old neighborhoods or hanging out at the Jordan Arms, an otherworldly fleabag hotel. Can he prevent his body from dying and change his ways before it is too late?

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Token of Darkness
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Reading Level: Grades 7 and up

Football star Cooper Blake's life changed the day he woke up in a hospital bed with a damaged body and a ghostly companion. The ghost, Samantha, can't remember much about her life or how she died. She just knows she needs Cooper's help. With dark shadows closing in on both of them, Cooper desperately seeks a way to save them both.

Other ghostly tales:
The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade,
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong and
I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder

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Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters
Natalie Standiford

Reading Level: Grades 8 and up

It was a normal Christmas. Daddy-o, Ginger and their six children had opened their presents at home and then had set off for dinner at Almighty's home. After dinner Almighty, Daddy-o's mother, made an announcement:

One of you has offended me deeply, unless that person comes forward with a confession of his or her crime, submitted to me in writing by New Year's Day, I will donate your share of my fortune to Puppy Ponchos upon my death.

The panicked family agrees that the three teenaged Sullivan girls are the most likely suspects. Each girl is ordered to write a complete confession of all her transgressions. It is the only way to avoid a life of poverty.

Other rich girl stories include: Peace, Love and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle, The Daughters by Joanna Philbin and Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

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