Fairfield Central High School Summer Reading Assignment Summer 2017 Fairfield Central High School Parents and Students: The faculty and staff at Fairfield Central High School value your child’s education. Summer reading is a great opportunity for students to retain what they have learned throughout the previous year while preparing for the new school year. Below are the young adult novel choices for the summer of 2017. Assignment: Students entering grades 9-12 are required to use the Summer Reading Journal format provided by the school for the novel(s) of their choice. This assignment is due to the assigned English teacher on September 5, 2017. If the student does not have English until second semester, he or she is still required to turn in the assignment on September5, 2017 to his or her assigned English teacher or Mrs. Shannon Taylor. The Summer Reading Journal can be accessed online, or students may create a handwritten version. All information will also be posted on the school’s website and will be available at the public library and at Fairfield Central High School during the summer. This will be assessed as a test grade. Students entering English 1-4, choose one of the following novels: 1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 2. Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts #1) by Vic James 3. American Street by Ibi Zoboi 4. Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2) by Ransom Riggs 5. Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1) by Laini Taylor 6. Unwind (Unwind Dystology #1) by Neal Shusterman 7. The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss 8. Scrawl by Mark Shulman 9. Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach 10. Tyrell by Coe Booth 11. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth 12. All American Boys by Jason Reynold 13. Rise of the Elgin--Michael Vey Series book 2 by Richard Paul Evans 14. Caged Warrior by Alan Lawrence Sitomer 15. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus 16. #famous by Jilly Gagnon 17. The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriquez by Alan Sitomer 18. Endangered by Lamar Giles Students entering AP Language and Composition, choose one title from above, and one title from below: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls Sugar Changed the World by Marc Aronson & Marina Budhos Emerson’s Essays by Waldo Emerson
Several copies will be available to borrow from the school and public libraries. Nearby book stores will order extra copies, as well. Parents, we encourage you to preview all of the titles with your child in the event that there may be content that you may find objectionable. Please contact Shannon Taylor or any member of the FCHS English Department if you have any questions or concerns.