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Grades 9-12 Summer Reading 2024

Read to enjoy.  Read to travel.  Read to eavesdrop.  Read to remember.  Read to hear the music of new and old voices.  Read.

All students enrolled in an English Honors course for the 2022-2023 school year are required to complete summer reading. While this assignment is not required for CP, it is extra credit, so why not pick up some free points early? 

Students should read one book from the choices listed below. Please read the text slowly and carefully; do not rush through it. All students should complete the book BEFORE the first day of school and be prepared for some kind of assessment(s) within the first week of school. 

Some of the books can be signed out before the end of the school year in the indicated classrooms during Advisory or over the summer from the front office. Other choices that the school does not have, you will have to acquire on your own.

Students entering Grade 9, choose one:

  • Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson (A220)
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon (A220)
  • Wolf Hollow, by Lauren Wolk (limited copies A222: Hofmann)

Students entering Grade 10 choose one: 

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
  • The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak 
  • The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver 

Students entering Grade 11, choose one: 

  • The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
  • Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng
  • Educated, by Tara Westover

Students entering Grade 12, choose one:

  • Friday Night Lights, by H.G. Bissinger
  • How it all Blew Up, by Arvin Ahmadi
  • Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro

NOTE: Use of Sparknotes, Litcharts, web summaries, movies or an abbreviated version of the text is not acceptable and would constitute cheating. Refer to page 37 of the Parent/Student Handbook for MRHS’s Honor Code policy: MRHS Student/Parent Handbook