Notre Dame College Prep 2017 Summer Reading List Freshmen

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Seniors

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Freshmen

Juniors

Andre & College Prep: read one

College Prep: read one Honors: read both

Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar While navigating his first year of high school and awaiting the birth of his new baby brother, Scott loses old friends and gains some unlikely new ones as he hones his skills as a writer.

Soldier Boys by Dean Hughes Spencer And Dieter, one American, one German, are both young and eager to get into action in the war. Dieter, a shining member of the Hitler Youth movement, has actually met the Führer himself. Now he is determined to make it to the front lines, and to push back the enemy.

The Compound by S.A. Bodeen Eli, locked inside a radiation-proof compound built by his father to keep them safe following a nuclear attack, begins to question his future, as well as his father's grip on sanity as the family's situation steadily disintegrates over 6 years..

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brian Kiely When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend.

True Legend by Mike Lupica Drew "True" Robinson loves being the best point-guard prospect in high school basketball, but learns the consequences of fame through a former player, and through the man who expects to be his manager.

Hit Count by Chris Lynch Arlo loves playing football, & while dad cheers him on, mom quotes head injury stats , but Arlo's winning plays, the cheering crowds, and the adrenaline are enough to convince him that everything is OK, despite all the warning signs. Honors: read The Chocolate War and one from above

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier A high school freshman discovers the devastating consequences of refusing to join in the school's annual fund raising drive and arousing the wrath of the school bullies.

Sophomores Andre & College Prep: read one Honors: read two

Every Day I Fight by Stuart Scott Shortly before he passed away from cancer in 2015, sportscaster Stuart Scott completed work on this memoir about his life.

Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw Burcaw describes the challenges as a 21-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. Shane handles his situation with humor and a positive perspective on life. AP Language and Composition: read both and see Ms. Barton or click here for required writing assignment.

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell The author explores why some people are high achievers and others are not, citing culture, family, and upbringing as possible reasons for success.

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls The author recalls her life growing up in a dysfunctional family and describes how she and her siblings had to fend for themselves until they were able to leave home.

Seniors College Prep: read one

The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester Explains how the Oxford English Dictionary was created and discusses the relationship between a psychotic murderer in one of England's cruelest asylums.

Reading in the Dark by Seamus Deane Set in postwar Northern Ireland, Deane tells the story of a boy trying to uncover the secrets of the adult world. Honors: read The Professor and the Madman & The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde A handsome man who sells his soul for eternal youth is horrified to see the reflection of his degeneration in the distorted features of his portrait. AP Literature & Composition: Read Becket and one more & see Mr. Galeno or click here for required writing assignment.

Becket by Jean Anouilh Every Day by David Levithan Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.

The Leaving by Tara Alterbrando Six kindergarteners are taken. Eleven years later, 5 come back-with no idea of where they've been. No one remembers the 6th victim, Max. Max's sister needs to find her brother--dead or alive-and isn't buying the whole memory-loss story.

Portrays the conflict of loyalties to church and state as they influenced the lives of 2 powerful men in English history.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy A man and his young son wander through a decimated landscape, searching for means of survival and a reason for hope as barbaric hordes of people roam the streets.

White Noise by Don DeLillo

Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley

The Gladney's family life is disrupted and threatened when an industrial accident sends a lethal cloud over their community. Jack Gladney struggles with the ensuing complications which include murder.

Agoraphobic sixteen-year-old Solomon has not left his house in three years, but Lisa is determined to change that--and to write a scholarship-winning essay based on the results.

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Pip, an orphan in Victorian England, is plucked from a life of poverty and informed he is to be educated and reared as a gentleman.

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Fifteen-year old Caden is a talented artist who struggles with mental illness.

Victor Frankenstein has discovered the secret of generating life from lifeless matter, and has created a monster being by using this terrible power.

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston An African-American woman searches for a fulfilling relationship through two loveless marriages and finally finds it in the person of Tea Cake, an itinerant laborer and gambler.

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