In the last question of the Countdown to 6 challenge, we asked Wellesley's rising 6th graders to name and review 6 books they thought all rising 6th graders should read. Here are the top 6 answers!
#1 Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
Reviewed by Ultimate Fangirl
AMAZING. About a boy with magical powers who defeats an evil wizard.
(Honestly, I could go on for hours about it, it's that good.)
#2 Percy Jackson (series) by Rick Riordan
Reviewed by SophieM
Percy Jackson has never been normal. He has dyslexia and ADHD and has
been kicked out of every school he's ever attended. His life about to
get weirder, when in one day he arrives at a camp for
out he's half god, his mother is kidnapped, and the gods are on the
point of a civil war. Can he and his friends set things right?
#3 Wonder by R.J. Palacio
August is a boy who was born with 'extreme facial abnormalities' and is
homeschooled. He then switches to private school entering fifth grade,
and he struggles being another ordinary student while lots of kids are
staring whispering and talking about him in the hallways. Even how he
looks on the outside is extraordinary, he is ordinary inside; he is
really smart and funny. Along the school year, August finds friends
which appreciate him for who he is, and he realizes that he is special
to not only his family but to the world. Read the book to find out more.
#4 Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper
Reviewed by Snowhusky
It's about a girl named Melody who can't walk, talk, or write. It's been like that since she was born. But when she goes up a grade the special kids join the normal kids, and Melody becomes friends with Rose. But is Rose really a good friend?
#5 Dork Diaries (series) by Rachel Renee Russell
Reviewed by Artistic Mind
The reason I think that Dork Daries is such a great book is that it is
about a girl named Nikki J. Maxwell who is new to the school and most of
the people that go to this school is kind of rich ad the only reason
she is in this school is from her dad working for the school and she
faces some challenges with the mean girl aka (Mackenzie). But she over
come her troubles with her friend. So she is starting to like her new
#6 The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Reviewed by eddiebaseball
Bilbo Baggins meets nice people and evil goblins on his quest to a
mountain full of gold! I liked it because it was very exciting.