2013 Summer Reading

East/West English Department


9th Grade: Incoming 9th grade students are required to choose TWO books from the list below

to over the summer:

10th Grade: Students entering 10th grade are required to read The Glass Castle

and choose ONE Book from the following list:

  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Square Fish.  ISBN-13: 9780312674397, 2011
  • About a Boy by Nick Hornby. Penguin Group. ISBN-13: 9781573227339, 1999.
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Penguin Group.  ISBN-13: 9780143124320,2013.
  • Rocket Boys by Homer Hickman. Random House. ISBN-13: 9780385333214, 2000.
  • Shine by Lauren Myracle. Abrams, Harry N., Inc. ISBN-13: 9780810984172, 2011.

11th  Grade: Students entering 11th Grade IB (HL/SL) will choose TWO books

from the list below and read these over the summer:

  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Penguin Group.  ISBN-13: 9781594631931, 2013
  • Sold by Patricia McCormick. Hyperion Books for Children.  ISBN-13: 9780786851720, 2008.
  • Caucasia by Danzy Senna. Penguin Group. ISBN-13: 9781573227162, 1999.
  • Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Knopf Doubleday Publishing.  ISBN-13: 9780307744432, 2012
  • Zeitoun by Dave Eggers.  Knopf Doubleday Publishing . ISBN-13: 9780307387943, 2010.
  • Into Thin Air by Krakauer. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.  ISBN-13: 9780385494786, 1999.