Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Booked for the Summer?

We are pleased to present the Summer Reading Program. Each student is required to select a book from the appropriate grade-level list below. If you are having trouble choosing a book, ask a parent, teacher, librarian or the English department chair for help. The Mepham High School homepage has pamphlets with short summaries to help make your selection easier and the titles below are linked to for more information. Enjoy the summer with a good book!

Incoming 9th Grade Summer Reading List:
Alicia, My Story by Alicia Appleman-Jurman
The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
Driver's Ed by Caroline B. Cooney
Things Change by Patrick Jones
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

Incoming 10th Grade Summer Reading List:
Having Our Say by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by Josh Grogan
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Incoming 11th Grade Summer Reading List:
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Loves Music, Loves to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
Jim the Boy by Tony Earley
Bleachers by John Grisham
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

The Pickup* by Nadine Gordimer
The Kite Runner* by Khaled Hosseini
*Only required for E3 AP English students at Mepham High School

Incoming 12th Grade Summer Reading List:
For One More Day by Mitch Albom
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Ironweed* by William Kennedy
The Shipping News* by Annie Proulx
*Only required for E4 AP English students at Mepham High School

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