Summer Reading 2020

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The English Department at Scecina Memorial High School does not have any specific summer reading requirements for 2020; however, Scecina strongly encourages all students to read over the summer. Research shows that students who do not read in the summer experience the “summer slide,” which is a reduction in reading ability for the new school year.

Below is a list of suggested books students may enjoy. The bottom line is that it does not matter what students read, as long as they are reading. Students are encouraged to read what interests them. Magazines and nonfiction, whether in print or online, are good choices as well. Consider reading books as a family or sharing reading lists with friends.

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In addition, the Indianapolis Public Library has a teen summer reading program, Imagine Your Story. Students can share what they are reading and qualify for prizes, including books, bicycles, and tickets to Indianapolis sporting events and attractions. See for more information.

Happy reading, and have a safe and relaxing summer!

Freshmen and Sophomores Juniors and Seniors
Jurassic Park – Crichton

Uglies – Westerfield

Bluefish – Schmatz

Same Kind of Different As Me – Hall and Moore

From the Barrio to the Board Room – Renteria

Fahrenheit 451 – Bradbury

A Tale of Two Cities – Dickens

Jane Eyre – Bronte

Things Fall Apart – Achebe

The Good Earth – Buck

In the Time of the Butterflies — Alvarez

Ender’s Game – Card

1776 – McCullough

The Kite Runner – Hosseini

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Alexie

Out of Darkness­ – Pérez

Pride and Prejudice – Austen

The Sun Is Also a Star – Yoon

Leaving Fishers – Haddix

The Grapes of Wrath – Steinbeck

All the Pretty Horses – McCarthy

A Farewell to Arms – Hemingway

King Lear – Shakespeare

Billy Buddy – Melville

The Bean Trees – Kingsolver

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Haddon

The Last Town on Earth – Mullen

Chronicle of a Death Foretold – Marquez

Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman – Krakauer

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Kesey

Little Bee – Cleave

A Lesson Before Dying – Gaines

Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Stowe

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Wilde

The Language of Flowers – Diffenbaugh

The Glass Castle – Walls

Into the Wild – Krakauer

Cry, the Beloved Country – Paton

The Road –  McCarthy

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