Summer Reading


English 101

You may pick a fiction or non-fiction book that meets your own tastes.

We have two caveats: First, you must choose a novel appropriate to your reading level. Second, your parent(s)/guardian(s) must approve the novel choice.

Enjoy your summer reading selection. You must have your novel completed by the first day of school. We will be working on a summer reading project during the first week of class.

If you have trouble making a choice please see the links at the end of this document (You do not have to pick one of these books).

The following titles are examples of proper reading level choices:

I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder

At the end of the school year party, Ava's boyfriend dies tragically, and Ava can't help but wonder if his death is her fault. Written in verse, this is a unique book that follows the emotional journey of losing a loved one.

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Written in screenplay format, Monster centers on the story of Steve Harmon, who has been charged with murder. As he awaits a courtroom verdict, he is judging himself and wonders what innocence really means.

Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the Native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.