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2017 Summer Reading Assignment for incoming 10th Grade English Classes


2017 Summer Reading Assignment: English and Honors English 10

Read one of the following books:

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson*

The Grace of Silence by Michele Norris* 


A Choice of Weapons by Gordon Parks*

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman* From Somalia with Love by Na’ima B. Robert

The Princess Bride by William Goldman*

*These books are available to check out for the summer from the media center (some are limited in number).

Assignment: After reading the book, write a two-page, typed book review to hand in on the first day of school. The book review should be exactly that: a review. What did the reader find memorable about the book? Would s/he recommend it to friends? Why? If you choose a novel, the plot, or the scope of the narrative should be conveyed in one paragraph and should NOT take up the entire review; and consider discussing characterization, theme and style in your review. If your choice is 

nonfiction, discuss ideas and themes that run through the book, and then select several pieces to discuss more thoroughly. The review should be double-spaced and given the writer's own title, not merely the title of the book.


Have this prepared for your first day back in the fall!

If you have a question, send it in an email to