Marshfield Furnace Brook Middle School Summer Reading

Get your summer reading at Buttonwood! Furnace Brook Middle Schoolers are required to read a book that you have not read before about survival. You can find the assignment here. There is list of suggested books that are included below. You can also choose to read a different book about survival.

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story By Linda Sue Park Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780547577319
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Published: Clarion Books - October 4th, 2011

From a Newbery Medalist ("A Single Shard") comes a mesmerizing novel based on a true story. "A Long Walk to Water" begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about a girl in Sudan in 2008 and a boy in Sudan in 1985.


The Raft By S. A. Bodeen Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250027399
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Published: Square Fish - May 28th, 2013

The acclaimed author of "The Compound" delivers the harrowing story of a teen girl who is the sole survivor of a plane crash, and ends up stranded in the middle of the ocean. But is she alone?


The Sign of the Beaver: A Newbery Honor Award Winner By Elizabeth George Speare Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780547577111
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Published: Clarion Books - August 2nd, 2011

Matt is a little apprehensive when his father leaves him alone to guard their newly built cabin in the wilderness. But when he meets the proud, resourceful Indian boy Attean, Matt discovers new ways to survive in the forest. And in getting to know his friend, Matt also begins to understand the heritage and way of life of the Beaver clan.


My Side of the Mountain (Puffin Modern Classics) By Jean Craighead George Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142401118
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Published: Puffin Books - April 12th, 2004

Terribly unhappy in his family's crowded New York City apartment, Sam Gribley runs away to the solitude--and danger--of the mountains, where he finds a side of himself he never knew.


Alone By Megan E. Freeman Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534467576
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Published: Aladdin - May 3rd, 2022

Perfect for fans of Hatchet and the I Survived series, this harrowing middle grade debut novel-in-verse from a Pushcart Prize–nominated poet tells the story of a young girl who wakes up one day to find herself utterly alone in her small Colorado town.


March: Book One By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781603093002
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 13th, 2013

Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon and key figure of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president.


Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive By Laura Hillenbrand Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780385742528
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Published: Ember - April 25th, 2017

In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics. 


Displacement By Kiku Hughes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250193537
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Published: First Second - August 18th, 2020

A teenager is pulled back in time to witness her grandmother's experiences in WWII-era Japanese internment camps, in a riveting tale that highlights the intergenerational impact and power of memory.


Prisoner B-3087 By Alan Gratz, Ruth Gruener, Jack Gruener Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545459013
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2013

Survive. At any cost.10 concentration camps. 10 different places where you are starved, tortured, and worked mercilessly. It's something no one could imagine surviving. But it is what Yanek Gruener has to face. As a Jewish boy in 1930s Poland, Yanek is at the mercy of the Nazis who have taken over. Everything he has, and everyone he loves, have been snatched brutally from him. And then Yanek himself is taken prisoner -- his arm tattooed with the words PRISONER B-3087. He is forced from one nightmarish concentration camp to another, as World War II rages all around him. He encounters evil he could have never imagined, but also sees surprising glimpses of hope amid the horror. He just barely escapes death, only to confront it again seconds later. Can Yanek make it through the terror without losing his hope, his will -- and, most of all, his sense of who he really is inside? Based on an astonishing true story.


The Fort By Gordon Korman Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338629149
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 28th, 2022

From the bestselling author of RESTART, the story of a middle-school "band of brothers" -- five friends who need to stick together after they set up a hideout in an abandoned bomb shelter and discover that the only way to be true friends is to reveal their secrets and help each other out.


The Running Dream By Wendelin Van Draanen Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780375866289
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Published: Ember - January 10th, 2012

Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She's not comforted by the news that she'll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. As she struggles to cope with crutches and a first cyborg-like prosthetic, Jessica feels oddly both in the spotlight and invisible.


The Prettiest By Brigit Young Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250763242
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Published: Square Fish - April 13th, 2021

The Prettiest is an incisive, empowering novel by Brigit Young about young women fighting back against sexism and objectification.


The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game By Michael Lewis Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393330472
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 17th, 2007

Its not a jock book. Its not a sociology book. Its a storybook about modern society, ancient virtues, and the power of love, money and talent to do a little good.


I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick (With) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316327916
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 14th, 2016

Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond.


The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope By William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780061730337
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 27th, 2010

This immensely engaging tale relates how an enterprising teenager in Malawi builds a windmill from scraps he finds around his village and brings electricity--and a future--to his family.


All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team By Christina Soontornvat Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781536209457
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Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

On June 23, 2018, twelve young players of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach enter a cave in northern Thailand seeking an afternoon's adventure. But when they turn to leave, rising floodwaters block their path out. The boys are trapped! Before long, news of the missing team spreads, launching a seventeen-day rescue operation involving thousands of rescuers from around the globe. Combining firsthand interviews of rescue workers with in-depth science and details of the region's culture and religion, [the author]...masterfully shows how both the complex engineering operation above ground and the mental struggles of the thirteen young people below proved critical in the life-or-death mission.


Legend By Marie Lu Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780142422076
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Published: Speak - April 16th, 2013

North America has split into two warring nations. Fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.


96 Miles By J. L. Esplin Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250192288
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Published: Starscape - August 3rd, 2021

During a massive blackout in rural Nevada, two brothers struggle to survive without their self-reliance-obsessed dad and without enough water cross the desert for help


Too Bright to See By Kyle Lukoff Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593111178
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Published: Dial Books - June 7th, 2022

A haunting ghost story about navigating grief, growing up, and growing into a new gender identity


Dry By Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481481977
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

A lengthy California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, turning Alyssa's quiet suburban street into a warzone, and she is forced to make impossible choices if she and her brother are to survive.


Nowhere Boy By Katherine Marsh Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250211453
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Published: Square Fish - August 25th, 2020

A timely, poignant tale of family, sacrifice and the friendship between a young Syrian refugee and an American boy living in Brussels.


Fast Break By Mike Lupica Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781101997833
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2016

Since his mother's death, Jayson, twelve, has focused on basketball and surviving but he is found out and placed with an affluent foster family of a different race, and must learn to accept many changes, including facing his former teammates in a championship game.


Free Lunch By Rex Ogle Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781324016946
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Published: Norton Young Readers - August 17th, 2021

Free Lunch is the story of Rex’s efforts to navigate his first semester of sixth grade—who to sit with, not being able to join the football team, Halloween in a handmade costume, classmates and a teacher who take one look at him and decide he’s trouble—all while wearing secondhand clothes and being hungry. His mom and her boyfriend are out of work, and life at home is punctuated by outbursts of violence. Halfway through the semester, his family is evicted and ends up in government-subsidized housing in view of the school. Rex lingers at the end of last period every day until the buses have left, so no one will see where he lives.


All the Broken Pieces By Ann E. Burg Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780545080934
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - March 1st, 2012

By turns harrowing, dreamlike, sad, and triumphant, this searing debut novel, written in lucid verse, reveals an unforgettable perspective on the lasting impact of the Vietnam War on its survivors and the healing power of love.