• New Hope High School Summer Reading 2023/24

    NHHS recommends each student read one book from the student selected list for his or her grade level before school begins. Books may be purchased, borrowed from the teacher, or borrowed from the library. Each student will be required to complete a book project on his/her selected novel during the first weeks of class in the Fall and Spring Semesters. Each grade level teacher will decide how the required book will be assessed. 

    7th Required:

    Students must

     select ONE from this list: 

    Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

    Out of My Mind by Sharon R. Draper

    The Maze Runner by James Dashner

    Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka

    The Boy who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

    8th Required:

    Students must select ONE from this list:

    Honors English 9 

    Choose One

    • An Abundance of Katherines - John Green

    • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy- Douglas Adams

    • Dawn - Elie Wiesel 

    • Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

    • Rookie Yearbook One - Tavi Gevinson

     Regular English 9:

    Choose One

    • The House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros

    • Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer

    • Every Day - David Levithan

    • The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

    • Ender’s Game -  Orson Scott Card

    • It’s Kind of a Funny Story - Ned Vizzini

    English 10

    Students must read at least 1 full  novel OR 1 complete graphic novel series of their choosing. When classes begin they will use this novel to as a focus for a project about the thematic topics of power, identity and belonging in literature.

    English 11

    Student selected list:  

    • The Blind Side by Michael Lewis

    • Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand

    • The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

    • My Sister’s Bones by Cathi Hanauer

    AP Language & Composition:

    Students must read one Non-Fiction book. When classes begin they will examine the book as a persuasive text and study its rhetorical strategies, logic and biases.

    English 12

    Student selected list: 

    • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

    • Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

    • The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak

    • Room by Emma Donoghue

    • The Night Circus by Elin Morgenstern