Quincy High School Summer Reading

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All students should complete the reading assignment according to the level of the English class for the next school year. A test will be administered within one week of the start of the next school year. Advanced sections may be required to complete additional assignments. All titles may be obtained in local libraries, book stores and online. Students are responsible for getting the proper books.

 

English 9 Advanced
All students must read:
Bless Me, Ultima - Anaya
December Stillness - Hahn 

English 9 Honors
Choose two of the following:
Touching Spirit Bear - Mikaelsen
The Alchemist - Coelho
Chinese Cinderella - Mah
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Smith

English 9 Standard
Choose one of the following:
The Rifle
- Paulsen
Drivers' Ed
- Cooney
House on Mango Street
- Cisneros

 

English 10 Advanced
All students must read:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Haddon
The Hobbit - Tolkien

English 10 Honors
Choose two of the following:
Monster - Myers
The Moon is Down - Steinbeck
The Art of Racing in the Rain - Stein
The Samurai's Garden - Tsukiyama

English 10 Standard
Choose one of the following:
Tuesdays With Morrie - Albom
Nailed - Jones
The Art of Racing in the Rain - Stein

 

AP English 11
All students must read:
Outliers - Gladwell
op-ed reading; contact Mr. Columb at columb@gmail.com for requirements

English 11 Honors
Choose two of the following:
Girl With A Pearl Earring - Chevalier
The Bean Trees - Kingsolver
The Blind Side - Lewis
The Time Traveler's Wife - Niffenegger

English 11 Standard
Choose one of the following:
Deathwatch - White
The Bean Trees - Kingsolver
The Blind Side - Lewis

 

AP English 12
All students must read:
The Odyssey (Books V - XIII) - Homer
Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus - Sophocles

English 12 Honors
Choose two of the following:
The Color of Water - McBride
The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Albom
All Souls - MacDonald
The Lovely Bones - Sebold

English 12 Standard
Choose one of the following:
The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Albom
All Souls - MacDonald
Mortal Stakes - Parker

Transitional English
Choose one of the following:
The Prophet of Yonwood - DuPrau
The Contender - Lipsyte



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