Royal Palm Beach High School – Summer Reading List 2013‐2014 

Royal Palm Beach High School – Summer Reading List 2013‐2014 Dear Parents and Guardians, The following is Royal Palm Beach Community High School’s mandatory Summer Reading List for all 9th ‐ 12th grade students for the 2013‐2014 school year. The list below includes all titles grouped by grade level. All students are required to read the novels for grades in their English classes. Students enrolled in regular level classes (English I, English II, English III, English IV – College Readiness) will select two novels from the grade level list for their grade and will complete a project totaling 50 points (see attached project descriptions) for each of the books they have read. Students enrolled in advanced level classes (Honors, AICE, Excelsior, AP) will read one required novel and one novel selected from the grade level list. These students should complete the project for the book they select themselves, and be prepared to take a test on the designated required title. Required reading books for advanced classes should be purchased and brought to school with the students as they will be included in the required curriculum. Novels may also be purchased in an electronic format and may be utilized through electronic book readers – kindles, nooks, etc. Students enrolled in the AICE General Paper class as 10th Graders should follow the requirements for English II Honors. Students taking the AICE General Paper class as 11thor 12th grade students should select from the English III or English IV list. AICE English Language (11th grade) should follow the same requirements as AP Language. If you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to email the English Department Chairperson at [email protected] English I (9th grade): Choose TWO of the following: The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury The Princess Bride by S. Morganstern Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card Monster by Walter Dean Myers Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok The True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson Gym Candy by Carl Deuker The Maze Runner by James Dashner A Separate Peace by John Knowles The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson Blank Confessions by Pete Hautman English I Advanced (9th grade): (Honors, AICE, Excelsior) REQUIRED: A Separate Peace by John Knowles + One title from the 9th grade list above Page 1 Royal Palm Beach High School – Summer Reading List 2013‐2014 English II (10th grade): Choose TWO of the following: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas Night by Elie Wiesel Deception Point by Dan Brown The God Project by John Saul The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank Outbreak by Robin Cook The Chosen by Chaim Potok Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas How to Be a Chicana Role Model by Michelle Seros The Freedom Writer’s Diary by Eric Grumwelll Always Running by Luis Rodriguez Yello‐Oh Girls by Vickie Nam Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt Bruiser by Neal Shusterman The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini Boot Camp by Todd Strasser What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail Giles REQUIRED: English II Honors (10th grade): Night by Elie Wiesel (Honors, AICE, Excelsior) + One title from the 10th grade list above. Choose Two of the following: English III (11th Grade): I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver Old School by Tobias Wolff The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway Interview With A Vampire by Anne Rice Rot & Ruin by Jonathon Maberry Pirate Latitudes by Michael C. Crichton The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner Copper Sun by Sharon Draper One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey The Battle Of Jericho by Sharon Draper The House Of The Scorpion by Nancy Farmer A Time To Kill by John Grisham The Prince Of Tides by Pat Conroy A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving The Last Of The Mohicans by James Fennimore Cooper Muck City: Winning and Losing in Football’s Forgotten Town by Bryan Mealer Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater REQUIRED: AICE English Language (11th grade) & AP English Language & Composition: How To Read Literature Like A Professor by Thomas C. Foster + One title from the 11th grade list above. Page 2 Royal Palm Beach High School – Summer Reading List 2013‐2014 English IV (12th Grade): English IV Honors (12th Grade) & AP Literature & Composition: CHOOSE Two of the following: Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Watership Down by Richard Adams The Hound Of The Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes) by Arthur Conan Doyle Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen The Number One Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith The Compound by S.A. Bodeen The Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick Divergent by Veronica Roth The Uglies by Scott Westerfield 1984 by George Orwell Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach REQUIRED: 1984 by George Orwell + One title from the 12th grade list above. Page 3