• 2019 SUMMER READING LIST for students entering GRADE 10

    “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body” – Sir Richard Steele

    All students are required to read a minimum of two books; however, we strongly encourage students to read several books for fun and for mental exercise.  At least one of the books must be from the three choices listed below.  The second book can be from below, can be from the other books listed on the back, or can be a suitably challenging book not on the list.  At the beginning of the school year, students will be asked to write about the books they read over the summer. Students should work on their note-taking skills to prepare for discussions and assessments.

     

    All students entering 10th grade must read at least one of the following three books:

     

    Author A. S. King will be speaking to the class of 2021

    at Framingham High School this fall.





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  • S  Still Life with Tornado by A. S. King

    “Most people in high school don’t know what they want their future to look like; imagine what they would do if they could meet the past and future versions of themselves. This novel showed me that if we just go through the motions in life, we’ll never know who we could become.”

    • Beiyna Chaparian,Class of 2020

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  • R Reality Boy by A. S. King

    Reality Boy follows Gerald, a former reality TV star when he was a child. Gerald was on a nannying show that labeled him as ‘The Crapper’ because he frequently left deposits throughout his home. Now a teenager, Gerald needs to live with the infamy of his nickname in a world where, much like ours, reality TV stars’ every move is documented on YouTube. But that’s not the only thing sparking Gerald’s anger… As you read you’ll find yourself torn between laughter, admiration, and consideration of some of life’s deeper issues.”

    • Mrs. Murphy, English Teacher

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    Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A. S. King

    “A mix of propetic visions, hippies, and friendship alters the life of Glory O’Brien. Author King goes back and forth between Glory’s narrative of traumas in her past and her predictions of a dystopian future to develop a story that is significant to today’s conversations.”

    • Damaris Lopez, Class of 2020

     

     

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    The following are other options for the second required book:

     

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  • H Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka

    Krosoczka uses his artistic skills to navigate life with a drug-addicted mother and less-than-understanding grandparents. His story is both relatable and riviting, and his graphic style is complex enough to keep anyone’s eyes peeled to the page. Added bonus of local Massachusetts references throughtout.    Ms. Conroy, English Teacher.

     

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  • P Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert

    “Danny got into his dream college, but everything starts to unravel throughout his senior year. Along the way he learns more about the secrets of his immigrant family and his close friends that will hook you into Danny’s story. What I like about this book was how Danny handles many situations that teens should not be exposed to, showing our reality as adolescents.”

    • Arlene Jimenez, Class of 2019

     

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  • The Living

    The Living

    by Matt DeLa Pena

    The Living is a suspense novel about the chaos on a vacation cruise ship when it is hit by a hurricane-force storm.  It is an action-packed book with a strong plot that definitely leaves everyone wanting to read more and figure out what happens next.”

    -  Sarah da Silva, Class of 2021

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  • Throne of Glass Throne of Glass

    by Sarah Mass

    “In Throne of Glass, an assassin is offered to either rot and die in a prison or work for the King who imprisoned her for four years and win back her freedom. This romantic fantasy book is thrilling and dazzling with intense fighting scenes and wonderful character development.”

    – Nicole Mascioli, Class of 2020

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  • How it Went Down How It Went Down

    by Kekla Magoon

    Before this story even starts, in a neighborhood plagued by gang violence, Tariq, a black teenager, is shot by a white man. This book is an account of that shooting from several different people's perspectives. It is a very fast paced book, and it deals with a lot of issues that are very relevant in today's society.  I would recommend it.”

    • Brendan Downes, Class of 2020

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  • Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

    by Meg Medina

    “This fun novel is about a girl, Piddy, who gets targeted at a new school that she attends. The story brings out the struggles that so many kids face, and shows readers how to deal with the situation differently than how the main character dealt with the situation, and this story can empower them to stand up for a cause.”

    - Jacqueline Chan and Vanessa Cerasulo, Class of 2020

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  • Eleanor and Park Eleanor And Park

    by Rainbow Rowell

    “This book is about two teenage misfits who fall in love and discover their identities. I liked this book and would recommend it because it shows how two different people that come from two different backgrounds can bring out the best qualities in one another.”

    - Sara Anastasi, Class of 2020

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