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Have you started your summer reading books?



Listed below are the Summer Reading Books for students entering grades nine through twelve for the 2015-2016 school year. All students attending John Carroll will be required to take a test on the assigned novel the week of August 24th. This test grade will count toward the first nine weeks grade in English class.

Please note that the book is to be read over the summer; therefore, it will not be reviewed prior to the test. Once the test has been taken, there will be discussions and activities based on the novel.

These books can be found at a local bookstore or on the Internet. Please be sure to purchase the unabridged edition. If you have any questions, please contact Allison Siringo, English Department Chairperson, via e-mail at

Incoming Grade Book Author

9 The Five People You Meet In Heaven Mitch Albom

10 Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck

11 A Separate Peace John Knowles

12 Lord of the Flies William Golding

11th AP Language (both novels)

Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne

Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand

12 AP Literature (all three novels)

The Power of One Bryce Courtenay

Frankenstein Mary Shelley

Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger

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