9th Grade Summer Reading | themarinschool

Incoming Freshman Reading List

Summer 2016

Lord of the Flies

William Golding

 

The classic story of a group of school boys struggling to survive their own savagery on a remote island

Animals in Translation

Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson

 

Grandin draws on her own experiences as an animal scientist and person with autism to shed light on how animals think, feel and act

Into Thin Air

Jon Krakauer

 

The author describes his spring 1996 trek to Mt. Everest, a disastrous expedition resulting in several climbers’ deaths

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Sherman Alexie

The funny and poignant story of a Native American youth’s struggles with issues of identity (YA: Young Adult novel)

The Rules of Survival

Nancy Werlin

 

A National Book Award finalist that captures three siblings’ difficulties dealing with their unstable mother

Fallen Angels

Walter Dean Myers

 

An exciting and revealing novel of an American soldier’s experiences in Vietnam

And Then There Were None 

Agatha Christie

 

The famous English mystery writer’s most famous mystery..10, 9, 8…the countdown is on…

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee

 

The unforgettable classic that powerfully explores racial prejudice in the American South of the 1930s

The Book Thief 

Markus Zusak

 

With Death as its narrator this book movingly shares a girl’s experiences in Nazi Germany

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time 

Mark Haddon

 

A clever tale of a 15-year-old autistic boy’s attempt to solve the mysterious death of a neighborhood dog.

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