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Summer reading assigned for all English classes


As the school year comes to it’s inevitable close, the students of Malvern Prep are now assigned with summer reading. Hopefully this isn’t being read towards the end of the summer, as you never want to be left with not enough time to complete what would have been a simple summer assignment. Enough with the chit-chat, here’s what you really came for:

For students entering the NINTH grade:

Enders’ Game  by  Orson Scott Card

Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit  by  Daniel Quinn

The Hunger Games by  Suzanne Collins


For students entering the TENTH grade ACADEMIC COURSE:

Catching Fire  by  Suzanne Collins

The following are required short stories.  They can be found online simply by clicking them.

The Luck of Roaring Camp   by   Bret Harte

The Killers   by   Ernest Hemmingway

The Minister’s Black Veil   by   Nathaniel Hawthorne

Young Goodman Brown   by   Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Tell-Tale Heart   by   Edgar Allan Poe

The Masque of the Red Death   by   Edgar Allan Poe


For students entering the TENTH grade HONORS COURSE:

Bless Me, Ultima   by   Rudolfo Anaya

Students must read the following 4 Edgar Allan Poe stories, plus any other 4 Poe stories they like, for a total of 8 stories.

The Masque of the Red Death

The Pit and the Pendulum

The Black Cat

The Gold Bug


For students entering the ELEVENTH grade ACADEMIC COURSE:

Omnivore’s Dilemma  by Michael Pollan

Brave New World by  Aldous Huxley


For students entering the ELEVENTH grade HONORS COURSE:

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby


For students entering the TWELFTH grade ACADEMIC COURSE:

Best American Short Stories 2012 by Tom Perrotta (editor)

Best American Non-Required Reading 2012 by David Eggers (editor)

PLEASE NOTE: Those students who have been enrolled in the twelfth grade AP English course have received their reading list at the end of the 2013 school year.

Thanks Malvern. Have a great summer.

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