I'm doing a book drive for my friend who teaches English in Japan. She works with 7th graders so although they have a decent start on a grasp of the English language they are not up to reading books for the average 7th grader. Except one. A new student that was raised in America and has read everything from Lord of the Rings to The Hunger Games. I will probably include some classics for her. I need recommendations for titles as those who want to participate are drawing a blank. The subject matter has to make them want to read, but the writing must be simple enough for them to understand the basic gist while expanding their vocabulary. I'm leaning towards early readers for simplicity factors, but I'm also torn since they may bore the students as well. Help me out her with some suggestions please.