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2018/2019 Summer Reading Assignment: MYP Honors and Standard 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

The Curious incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon


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!

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