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Fryeburg Academy

Summer 2012 Reading List

Students are required to read at least one book of their choice over the summer and maintain a journal.* The journal needs to be handwritten, at least 5 pages in length, and cover plot, character development, themes, conflicts, and personal connections. Students are also encouraged to read more than one novel for more credit (with journal). Below are suggestions though students are not limited to them.
*Those students taking AP Language and Composition, please contact Ms. Fox directly: or *Those students taking AP Literature, please contact Ms. Draper

Book recommendations for summer reading: iBoy by Kevin Brooksscience fiction The King Must Die by Mary Renaultfantasy/myth The Book Thief by Marcus Zusakhistorical fiction The Kite Runner by Khaled Housseiniworld fiction A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Housseiniworld fiction Mr. Pip by Lloyd Jonesworld fiction What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now by Richard Ben Kramernon-fiction The Fault in our Stars by John Greencontemporary fiction The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Sklootnon-fiction The Maze Runner by James Dashnerscience fiction The Thief (trilogy) by Megan Whalen Turnerfantasy Shiver by Maggie Stiefvaterfantasy The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordanfantasy Feed by M.T. Andersonscience fiction The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmerscience fiction Purple Heart by Patricia McCormickcontemporary fiction Stormbreaker (series) by Anthony Horowitzaction/adventure Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Andersoncontemporary fiction Dark Angel by David Klasscontemporary fiction Miracle Wimp by Erik P. Craftcontemporary fiction

Sidekicks by Jack D. Ferraioloscience fiction I am Number Four by Pittacus Lorescience fiction Looking for Alaska byJohn Greencontemporary fiction A Long Way Home by Ishmeal Beahnon-fiction/memoir The Uglies, The Pretties, The Specials, The Extras by Scott Westerfieldscience

Crank, Glass by Ellen Hopkinscontemporary fiction Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreichnon-fiction Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay by Susan Collinsscience fiction The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaimanfantasy Eragon by Chris Paolinifantasy The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon by Richard Zimlerhistorical fiction (mature readers) A Break with Charity by Ann Rinaldihistorical fiction Monster by Walter Dean Meyercontemporary fiction Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersonhistorical fiction Parallel Journeys nonfiction/memoir Rash by Pete Hautmanscience fiction The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwoodscience fiction Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merulocontemporary fiction Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass
by Philip Pullmanfantasy Truck: A Love Story by Michael Perry contemporary fiction Power of One by Bryce Courtneyhistorical fiction The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewskicontemporary fiction Cold Mountain by Charles Frazierhistorical fiction Nine Stories by JD Salingercontemporary fiction (short stories) Glass Castle by Jeannette Wallsnon-fiction/memoir The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman AlexieNative American fiction

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