Summer Reading List

MOTHER SETON REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

SUMMER READING LIST 2017

You are required to read the works listed under your section.  You will be tested on these works during the first two weeks of school in September.  You are required to pass this test in order to pass the first marking period in English.

These books are popular titles and available in paperback.  Students may obtain them in three ways:

  1. borrow them from the public library
  2. purchase them from bookstores
  3. purchase or borrow them from upperclassmen

 

FRESHMEN

Your letter of acceptance and/or certificate indicated whether you were enrolled in the college preparatory program or honors program.

 SETON DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR PROGRAM AND HONORS PROGRAM

            Jane Eyre                                                                                           Charlotte Brontë

            A Tree Grows in Brooklyn                                                                  Betty Smith

Reading Journal – read both books and respond to three of the following:

  1. Pretend you are Jane or Francie. Write a series of diary entries in the voice of that character.
  2. Write an imaginary dialogue between the main characters of the two books. What would they say to one another?
  3. Which character did you like the best? Why?
  4. If you could spend a day in the fictional world of one of these books, which book would you choose? Why?  What would you do?

Your journal will be due the first week of classes.

 

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COLLEGE PREPARATORY CURRICULUM

Students are expected to read and be prepared for tests on the following two books:

To Kill a Mockingbird                                                                           Harper Lee

The Watsons Go to Birmingham                                                        Christopher Curtis

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 SOPHOMORES

 

HONORS I                       Oedipus the King                                                               Sophocles

A Doll’s House                                                                Henrik Ibsen

Things Fall Apart                                                        Chinua Achebe

 

HONORS II                     Oedipus the King                                                               Sophocles

A Doll’s House                                                                Henrik Ibsen

The Color of Water                                                    James McBride

 

COLLEGE PREP             Boy in the Striped Pajamas                                             John Boyne

The Secret Life of Bees                                              Sue Monk Kidd

 

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JUNIORS

HONORS I                         Bridge of San Luis Rey                                             Thornton Wilder

My Antonia                                                                       Willa Cather

The Great Gatsby                                                 F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

HONORS II                       Bridge of San Luis Rey                                             Thornton Wilder

The Color Purple                                                             Alice Walker

The Great Gatsby                                                 F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

COLLEGE PREP             Bridge of San Luis Rey                                             Thornton Wilder

The Color Purple                                                             Alice Walker

The Great Gatsby                                                 F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

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SENIORS

 

HONORS I                        Picture of Dorian Gray                                                    Oscar Wilde

Interpreter of Maladies                                                 Jhumpa Lahiri

Wuthering Heights                                                          Emily Brontë

 

HONORS II                       The Importance of Being Earnest                                   Oscar Wilde

Lord of the Flies                                                          William Golding

Pride and Prejudice                                                        Jane Austen

 

COLLEGE PREP            The Importance of Being Earnest                                   Oscar Wilde

Lord of the Flies                                                          William Golding

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland                                 Lewis Carroll

 

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