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Summer Reading List 

Morristown-Hamblen High School West

Prerequisite Reading 2013-2014


Incoming Freshmen


Regular Level Students: Select ONE (1) title from the options listed below

Honors Level Students: Select TWO (2) titles: one must be non-fiction


Students will be evaluated over their reading choice on the Friday of the first full week of each term. Included here are the options for reading as well as the rubric that will be used for the assessment.




Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916                Michael Capuzzo

Into Thin Air                                                                                      Jon Krakauer

The Joy Cart                                                                                       Marvin Bartlett

The Last Amateurs: Playing for Glory and Honor in

            Division 1 College Basketball                                               John Feinstein

Marley and Me                                                                                  John Grogan




Bleachers                                                                                           John Grisham

The Book Thief                                                                                 Marcus Zusak

The House of Scorpion                                                                    Nancy Farmer

Life of Pi                                                                                             Yan Martel

The Odyssey                                                                                      Homer

Speak                                                                                                  Laurie Halse Anderson

13 R3Asons Why                                                                              Jay Asher

The Truth About Forever                                                                Sarah Dessen

Where the Red Fern Grows                                                             Wilson Rawls

Z for Zachariah                                                                                 Robert C. O’Brien