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Mercy High School Summer Reading List 2013

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Visit the Mercy High School website for complete lists and instructions, or use the list below for links into our catalog.

Class of 2017

English I - Read the following:

  • Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls

Class of 2016

English II - Read the following:

  • Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

English II Honors - Read the following:

  • Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

and either:

  • The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan OR When the Rainbow Goddess Wept by Cecilia Brainard OR Picture Bride by Yoshiko Uchida

Class of 2015

English III - Read the following:

  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

English III Honors - Read the following:

  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • “Rethinking the American Dream” by David Kemp (Vanity Fair, April 2009)

English III Advanced Placement - Read the following:

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream by Joan Didion (download narration on Mercy website)

Class of 2014

English IV - Read the following:

  • Tears of the Desert by Halima Bashir

English IV Honors - Read the following:

  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster

AP English Literature - Read the following:

  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas Foster

And one of the following:

  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe OR The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini OR The Road by Cormac McCarthy OR The Odyssey by Homer OR Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen OR King Lear by William Shakespeare OR Julius Caesar by Shakespeare