Grade 9 Applied Book List (Novels)

Grade Nine Applied students…

Are normally reading below grade level.  Texts for them should be high interest and cover a wide range of themes and genres.  Students can often read above their reading level when presented with familiar material.  These students should work with comfortable material that allows them to explore complex thematic issues while reinforcing key literacy skills.

Please be aware that students cannot demonstrate their literacy skills if they are unable to process and decode their text.

The Girl from Everywhere

By: Heidi Heilig

The Upside of Unrequitted

By: Becky Albertalli

You’re Welcome, Universe

By: Whitney Gardner


By: Andy Mulligan

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

By: Sherman Alexie

Stoner & Spaz

By: Ron Koertge

Out of My Mind

By: Sharon M. Draper

Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave

By: Shyima Hall


By: Eric Walters

Add your own novel suggestions in the comments below.

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