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<p>Penncrest High School </p> <p>Required Summer Reading Program </p> <p>2018</p> <p>The goal of the Penncrest Summer Reading Program is to expose students to quality literature that will inspire them to expand and explore connections to the classroom, to the community, and to the world.</p> <p>All students entering Penncrest High Schools grades 9 through 12 must select two books to read during the summer. One selection is a mandatory core reading, and the other may be self-selected. Students entering Rank Level I and Advanced Placement courses are required to read a third book. Your English teacher will assess your reading in September. Please bring any optional reading records or completed parent interview responses with you on the first day of class.</p> <p>I. Mandatory Core Reading: Choose one (1) book in your incoming grade level category. Students entering rank 1 or A. P. courses must read two books from the list: the required Rank 1/A.P. book and any other menu selection.</p> <p>Grade 9</p> <p>Grade 10</p> <p>Tell the Wolves Im Home by Carol Rifka Brunt </p> <p>A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah</p> <p>Phoenix Island by John Dixon</p> <p>Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar</p> <p>Endangered by Eliot Schrefer</p> <p>Rank One Selection:</p> <p>Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank</p> <p>The Terrorists Son by Zak Ebrahim</p> <p>Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman</p> <p>Boys Life by Robert McCammon</p> <p>Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco Stork</p> <p>The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson</p> <p>Rank One Selection:</p> <p>Frankenstein by Mary Shelley</p> <p>Grade 11</p> <p>Grade 12</p> <p>Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie</p> <p>The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas</p> <p>All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr</p> <p>Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult</p> <p>Rank One Selection: </p> <p>The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath</p> <p>AP Selection:</p> <p>Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson</p> <p>the curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon</p> <p>Little Bee by Chris Cleave</p> <p>Red Rising by Pierce Brown</p> <p>Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut</p> <p>Outliers by Malcom Gladwell</p> <p>Rank One Selection:</p> <p>A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines</p> <p>AP Selection:</p> <p>Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy</p> <p>II. Self-selected Reading: Choose and read a book that interests you. You may choose any book that you would like to read. See the back of this sheet for more ideas about where to go for ideas.</p> <p>Ideas for Self-Selected Reading</p> <p>From Penncrest Students</p> <p>Promise Not To Tell by Jennifer McMahon</p> <p>The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards</p> <p>Playing For Pizza by John Grisham</p> <p>Safe Haven by Jodi Picoult</p> <p>I am Number Four by Piccuras Lore</p> <p>One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey</p> <p>Project 17 by Laurie Faria Stolarz</p> <p>Dog On It! by Spencer Quinn</p> <p>The Long Walk by Stephen King</p> <p>Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese</p> <p>On the Edge Allison Van Diepen</p> <p>Cats Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut</p> <p>The Island by Olivia Levez</p> <p>Life of Pi by Yann Martel</p> <p>The Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell</p> <p>A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini</p> <p>Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bront</p> <p>The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd</p> <p>Paris in the Twentieth Century by Jules Verne</p> <p>Lamb by Christopher Moore</p> <p>Play Like You Mean It by Rex Ryan</p> <p>No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy</p> <p>The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay</p> <p>Everything, Everything by Nicola YoonCity of Joy by Dominique Lapierre</p> <p>Looking for Alaska by John Green</p> <p>David Copperfield by Charles Dickens</p> <p>East of Eden by John Steinbeck</p> <p>Angels &amp; Demons by Dan Brown</p> <p>The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum</p> <p>The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold</p> <p>North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell</p> <p>If I was Your Girl by Meredith Russo</p> <p>The 13 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moors</p> <p>From Penncrest Parents</p> <p>Twenty Chickens for a Saddle by Robyn Scott</p> <p>Standing Tall by C. Vivian Stringer</p> <p>Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen</p> <p>Cane River by Lalita Tademy</p> <p>A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith</p> <p>The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien</p> <p>The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb</p> <p>Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri</p> <p>The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch</p> <p> The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho</p> <p>Untouchables by Narenda Jadhav</p> <p>The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier &amp; Clay </p> <p> by Michael Chabon</p> <p>Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama</p> <p>The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion</p> <p>Gifted Hands by Ben Carson and Cecil Murphey</p> <p>Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela</p> <p>The Nightengale by Kristen Hannah</p> <p>Days of Grace by Arthur Ashe and Arnold Rampersad</p> <p>From Penncrest Teachers</p> <p>Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay</p> <p>Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson</p> <p>A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole</p> <p>Profiles in Courage by John Kennedy</p> <p>Bright Lights, Big City by Jay Mcinerney</p> <p>The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne</p> <p>Freakonomics by Steven Levitt Stephen Dubner</p> <p>Escape from Slavery by Francis Bok</p> <p>Devil in the White City by Eric Larsen</p> <p>Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See</p> <p>Endurance: Shackletons Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing</p> <p>City of Thieves by David Benioff</p> <p>Wuthering Heights by Emily Bront</p> <p>The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach</p> <p>The Tequila Worm by Viola Canales</p> <p>Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi</p> <p>Winters Bone by Daniel Woodrell</p> <p>Breaking Night by Liz Murray</p> <p>Shantram by Gregory David Roberts</p> <p>The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa</p> <p>Into Thin Air by John Krakauer</p> <p>The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman</p> <p>Homecoming by Cathy Kelly</p> <p>The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall</p> <p>The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot</p> <p>How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff</p> <p>The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barberry </p> <p>The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore</p> <p>Zeitoun by Dave Eggers</p> <p>11/22/63 by Stephen King</p> <p>For more ideas, visit these websites:</p> <p>http://www.ala.org</p> <p>The American Library Association </p> <p>www.reading.org</p> <p>The International Reading Association</p> <p>libwww.freelibrary.org/onebook/obop09/index.cfm</p> <p> One Book, One Philadelphia </p> <p>www.loc.gov/loc/cfbook/one-book.html</p> <p>The Library of Congress</p>