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Books 8th Grade

Updated on March 12, 2011

Books 8th Grade

This book list includes most of the best books for young adults in 8th grade and provides links to purchase many of the books. The list isn’t long, because most books, newspapers, and magazines are written at a far lower ability level, typically between a 4th-7th grade level. You’ll find that many of the novels written at the 8th grade level are classics. If you don’t find what you’re looking for on this list, you might try book lists around 8th grade, perhaps 7th or 9th. I would highly encourage you to look at both of these lists and perhaps two or even three years before or beyond. Also, book levels are based on reading difficulty, not content or plot. Many books are highly readable but challenging in different ways, typically incorporating symbolism and other important literary devices. Again, it is entirely appropriate to read books above or below the reading level you are targeting if the book challenges the reader in other ways, perhaps in provocative way.

8th Grade Level Books


Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The

Call of the Wild, The


Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women

Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, The

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Torpedo Junction

Treasure Island


War and Peace

White Fang

Wind in the Willows


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    • arizonataylor profile image

      arizonataylor 5 years ago from Arizona

      Each of these books varies within the grade level. Some are considered better for the beginning of the year, and others are considered better for the end of the year, for average readers in eighth grade.

      I've thought about updating my lists to show a more accurate description. Perhaps that should be my next task.

      Best wishes.

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      Barbara 5 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      When you say these books are written at an 8th grade level, are you talking about a high, average, or low reading level? Thanks!