The Lexile Framework for Reading (R) is a proprietary approach developed by Metametrics, Inc. to estimate readability for books. A number of school systems use the Lexile system, as does Barnes and Noble, so HIP has partnered with Lexile to provide one more piece of information pertaining to the reading difficulty of our novels.

In a general way, our HIP Junior novels have reading levels of Grade 2-3 and are written to be read by students in Grades 4 to 6. This corresponds to Lexiles 350 to 450.

Our HIP Senior and HIP Mainstreet novels have reading levels of Grade 2.8 – 4.5 and are written for students in Grades 6-10. This corresponds to Lexiles 500 to 700.

Our HIP Edge novels have reading levels from Grade 2.5 to 4 and are written for high school students and beyond. Lexile levels range from 400-540.

Our HIP Fantasy novels have reading levels of Grade 3.0 to 3.2 and are appropriate for students in Grades 6 to 10. The Lexile levels are 460-500.

Our HIP Xtreme titles have reading levels from Grade 2.5 to 3.0 and are appropriate for students in Grades 6 to 12 and for adult education.

All books are marked in the catalog and online with their Lexile level. Nontheless, here is a listing of many of our titles with their Lexile levels:

HIP Senior Novels
Against All Odds 610 HL
Avalanche 570 HL
Bully, The 520 HL
Caught in the Blizzard 590 HL
Dark Ryder 710 HL
Foul Shot 430 HL
Ghost House 590 HL
Hacker 590 HL
Hitting the Road 580 HL
Juvie 500 HL
Kid is Lost, The 650 HL
My Broken Family 630 HL
One Crazy Night 590 HL
Our Plane is Down 660 HL
Playing Chicken 600 HL
Running for Dave 560 HL
Scarface 550 HL
Shola’s Game 540 HL
Show Off 710 HL
Stealing Home 520 HL
Street Scene 630 HL
Student Narc 680 HL
Tag Team 640 HL
Terror 9/11 610 HL
HIP Junior Novels
Baseball Bats 470 L
Bats in the Graveyard 370 L
Bats Past Midnight 390 L
Bats on Break 450 L
Batnapped 340 L
Choose Your Bully 430 L
Crash, The 440 L
I Didn’t Do It 370 L
Ghost Hotel 390 L
Jingle Bats 350 L
Misty Knows 470 L
Pump! 400 L
Shooting the Rapids 370 L
Three Feet Under 420 L
Winner! 360 L
HIP Edge Novels
Behind the Door 400 HL
Breaking Free 490 HL
Dancing on the Edge 370 HL
Death on the Sidewalk 440 HL
The Edge is Burning 400 HL
One Last Scar 530 HL
Outrage 540 HL
Turf War 500 HL
HIP Fantasy Novels
The Last Dragon 470 HL
A Hero’s Worth 460 HL
Draco’s Fire 500 HL
Legend of the Ring 490 HL
Walking Both Sides 460 HL
Wolves at the Gate 450 HL