In addition to all of that, I don't understand why people have a hard time grasping the concept of a suggested book list.
Your child is allowed to read books not mentioned on the list as long as the book is on the proper grade/reading level for them. Why do parents think the list is the end all be all?SUG·GEST verb \səg-ˈjest, sə-ˈjest\
c: to mention or imply as a possibility
The worst part of this whole thing is that I always offer to put an interlibrary loan on the book(s) we currently don't have on the shelves whenever we run into this problem with a patron and then the they make me put a copy of each and every book on hold for them. Really?! Is your kid really gonna read all of those books? I don't think so... Talk to your child, see what book(s) they are interested in and I'll put those on hold. That or you can go buy them.
I really hate school summer reading lists.