8th Grade Books

Sophia Barats, Author

A lot of books will be read this year in 8th grade. Right now we are reading “Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy.” This book is about a boy named Turner Buckminster, who moves from Boston to a little town called Phippsburg, Maine, in 1912. When Turner and his family move to Phippsburg, he isn’t welcome as much as his dad, the new Reverend, and his mother, who is a part of the Ladies Sewing Circle. This book is also about a girl named Lizzie who is an African American who lives on Malaga Island, (which is across from Phippsburg) with her grandfather, Reverend Griffin. Lizzie and her grandfather aren’t treated the same as the white people in Phippsburg. The two end up meeting each other and become friends.