I changed the Battle of the Books list for my students this year, and here are some of their favorites from the list:
Students have said to have your tissues ready. This story has been very emotional for many students who have read it and liked it.
This adventure book was sure to please! Many also checked out Hatchet afterwards.
The Wednesday Wars
Schmidt, Gary D.
Even though this book jumped from one place to the next, many students connected to it and Schmidt's writing. Next on the list for them is Okay for Now.