What are OHSers Reading? Edition 5

Edition five of book recommendations from students, compiled by grade. Have a suggestion? Submit here:

7th Grade

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

“Red, White & Royal Blue is outrageously fun. I loved every second.” — Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo 


8th Grade

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian

“This book gripped me from the very start! I couldn’t put it down!… I really recommend this book to everyone!” — The Guardian


9th Grade

Verity by Colleen Hoover

“I like Verity because even though I haven’t finished it yet, I’m really hooked.” — Anonymous OHS student

“Verity was so so good! When I started it, I had zero expectations and thought it’d be one of those run-of-the-mill usual romance novels, but it was amazing! Absolutely loved the ending and definitely recommend it!” — Anonymous OHS student


10th Grade

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

“I think it’s really beautifully written and it’s a great retelling of the Iliad! I like the humanization of the characters, especially Achilles.” — Anonymous OHS student


11th Grade

The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty G. Birney

“So. Freaking. Good. Read this one at least four times.” — Anonymous OHS student 


12th Grade

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

“A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.” — Penguin Press