2014 Secondary School Summer Reading

Directions For Middle School
Please choose a book(s) from the grade level appropriate list.
Complete a book report for at least one book and up to four books (please see complete directions which are located on the book report).
Download book report forms HERE.
Turn in your completed book report(s) to your Lit/Comp teacher the first week of school.

6th Graders: You must read The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin and complete a book report on this novel.

If you have questions regarding the summer reading requirement, feel free to e-mail Mrs. Roth at rothj@frontieracademy.net

Directions For High School
Choose one book from the list of the grade that you will be entering for the 2014/15 school year. You will have an assignment given to you upon returning to school in August.
You may read more than one, but only need to read one. Note – AP Literature and Language are exempt from this assignment.

2014 Summer Reading List

Grade 6
Each 6th grader must read The Westing Game and complete the book report. Any of the following authors would be appropriate to read for the other book report(s).

Jeff Kinney
Rick Riordan
Suzannne Collins
JK Rowling
Veronica Roth
Gary Paulsen
Jerry Spinelli
Sharon Creech
Margaret Peterson Haddix
James Dashner
Ally Condie
Shannon Hale
Anthony Horowitz
Christopher Paulini
Gordon Korman
Mike Lupica
John Green
DJ MacHale
J. R. R. Tolkien

Grade 7
Journey to the Center of the Earth, Jules Verne
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Smith, Betty
The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton
Gulliver’s Travels, Swift, Jonathan
House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros
Prisoner B-3087, Alan Gratz
Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
The Sea-Wolf, Jack London
Holes, Louis Sachar
The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
The Foxman, Gary Paulson

Grade 8
Wither, Lauren DeStefano
Lost Horizon, James Hilton
Boy , Roald Dahl
Door in the Dragon’s Throat, Frank Peretti
The Fire, James Patterson
Emma, Jane Austen
Frankenstein, Mary Shelly
White Fang, Jack London
Around the World in Eighty Days, Jules Verne
Mother, Maxim Gorky
Fault in Our Stars, John Green
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

Grade 9
A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
Night, Elie Weisel
Farenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
Treasure Island, R.L. Stevenson
Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Ezquivel
Utopia, Thomas Moore
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Frederick Douglass
Daisy Miller, Henry James
Siddhartha, Herman Hesse

Grade 10
White Fang, Jack London
Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe
When the Legends Die, Hal Borland
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane
The Crucible, Arthur Miller

Grade 11
Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift (unabridged)
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
Dubliners, James Joyce
The Heart of the Matter, Graham Greene
Dracula, Bram Stoker
To The Lighthouse, Virgina Woolf
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

Grade 12
Walden, Henry David Thoreau
Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell
A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen
Turn of the Screw, Henry James
The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard
Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
The Greatest Generation, Tom Brokaw
Sophie’s Choice, William Styron