7 Fantasy Stories To Keep Reluctant Readers Engaged This Summer

For teens who struggle with reading, keeping up with reading practice over the summer vacation can feel like a chore. The following are some of our most popular fantasy and science fiction stories written specifically with the goal of being accessible and engaging for below grade level readers beyond elementary school.

Share our picks with your readers and start your summer reading adventure with Story Shares today!

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1) BIRDS IN THE RAIN

Lucy's life was a series of bad days strung together. She felt incompetent and useless. But all that changes when she goes for a walk in the rain and meets Raphael. There is something different about Raphael, something that might be able to save Lucy...

Interest Level: High School

Lexile Level: 740L

Fountas & Pinnell: P

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.2

http://www.storyshares.org/books/view/385

 

 

 

 

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2) DEEP IN THE UNDERWORLD

Nico di Angelo has a mission: find the Doors of Death and release them from their chains. But to do that, he must travel through the deepest part of the Underworld: Tartarus. [Inspired by Rick Riordan's series, "The Heroes of Olympus."]

Interest Level: Middle School

Lexile Level: 720L

Fountas & Pinnell: O

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.7


http://www.storyshares.org/books/view/334

 

 

 

 

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3) GIRL POWER

A war has destroyed most of the country. A team of young women have to go on a dangerous mission to find power cells. Their camp of survivors depends on these power cells.

Interest Level: Middle School

Lexile Level: 550L

Fountas & Pinnell: K

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.1

 

http://www.storyshares.org/books/view/532

 

 

 

 

 

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4) LEAP OF FAITH

Eleanor has a gift...the rare and valuable gift of time travel. During one of her jumps she is accidentally thrown forward, into the future, where she meets and falls in love with Chase. Jumping forward is dangerous and illegal, and soon she is pulled back into her own time. She has two choices now. Break all of the rules and risk her life to be with him... Or learn to live without him.

Interest Level: High School

Lexile Level: 550L

Fountas & Pinnell: L

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.3


http://www.storyshares.org/books/view/432

 

 

 

 

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5) THE FAMILY

Calli is 14. Without warning her parents tell her they must move for her own safety. Immediately. When they arrive in Freedom Calli discovers a dark family secret. She also learns her parents aren't who or what she thought they were. The fate of the entire family is suddenly placed on Calli's shoulders. Time is running out. There is a 247 year old puzzle that she must solve. Calli will have to choose between saving herself or saving her family.

Interest Level: High School

Lexile Level: 540L

Fountas & Pinnell: K

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.2

http://www.storyshares.org/books/view/573

 

 

 

 

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6) UNPLUGGED

Book 1 of 2.

Sage is more than a seventeen-year-old boy.  He knows the future, and it scares him.  The question is... can he change the future?

Interest Level: Middle School

Lexile Level: 690L

Fountas & Pinnell: N

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.8

http://www.storyshares.org/books/view/309

 

 

 

 

 

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7) WITH FEELING

A man who feels too much teams up with a girl who doesn't feel anything to raise a dragon. Written and illustrated by Victoria Beasley

Interest Level: High School and Above

Lexile Level: 570L

Fountas & Pinnell: L

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.0

 

http://www.storyshares.org/books/view/179

 

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