Summer Reading 2017

Each student entering grades 6-12 will be asked to read at least two books, as detailed in relevant drop-down sections below:

  1. A spiritual enrichment text — one for middle school, another for high school — that will serve as an anchor text for chapels and Bible Classes
  2. At least one grade level and/or course-assigned text

The literary selections will be used heavily in the first weeks of school, and students will be writing essays in response to their grade-specific text upon their return from summer break. Reading should be completed before the first day of school, and students will need to bring their assigned books with them to class.

*NOTE: Each student needs to purchase his/her assigned titles (ISBN numbers provided in parentheses).


High School (9th-12th)

All (9th-12th): Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations (978-1601428295)Alex Harris

AP Language: Click for detailed instructions and assigned titles.

AP Literature: Click for detailed instructions and assigned titles.

12th: Beowulf, translated by Burton Raffel (978-0451530967), Anonymous; Grendel (978-0679723110), John Gardner

11th: Separate Peace (978-0743253970), John Knowles

10th: Wuthering Heights (978-0141439556), Emily Brontë

9th: Animal Farm (9780451526342), George Orwell

ESL ENG I: The Invention of Hugo Cabret (978-0439813785), Brian Selzrick

Middle School (6th-8th)

All (6th-8th): You Were Made to Make a Difference (978-1400316007), Max Lucado

8th: Lord of the Flies (978-0399501487), William Golding

7th: Watership Down (978-0743277709), Richard Adams

6th: Enchanted Air (978-1481435239), Margarita Engle

Lower School (K3-4th)

For information on the Scarborough Library’s optional Lower School Summer Reading program for students entering K3-4th grade, visit

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