EHS Summer Reading 2019

Click on this Summer Reading link to access files and documents for Ellet High School's 2019 summer assignments. Several books are available in multiple formats and don't forget you have access to free ebooks through your APS Portal Overdrive, so check there first! These Overdrive eBooks check out for two weeks before they automatically return for the next person who has the item on hold. 
Read some are some other titles you might enjoy- New books from this year:

Children of blood and bone. Adeyemi, T. King Saran's daughter, Amari, in possession of a stolen scroll, begs for Zélie's help, the two go on the run with Tzain as an initially reluctant accomplice. The trio risk their lives on a seemingly impossible trek.

Dear Martin. Stone, N. Justyce seemed to have it all-Ivy League aspirations, captain of the debate team-until he is arrested while helping a friend. Feeling that he was racially profiled, he begins a journal of letters to Dr. Martin Luther King and asks himself, "What would Martin do?" when situations arise.

Since you've been gone. Matson, Mo. Emily's best friend Sloane has disappeared-Emily has called, texted, and driven by her house. Then, one of Sloane's famous "to do" lists mysteriously shows up, with 13 directives for Emily, including "Kiss a stranger."

After the shot drops. Ribay, R. Nasir feels abandoned after Bunny leaves their school to attend an upscale private school to play basketball and is dating Keyona, a girl he had always been interested in.

Losers bracket. Crutcher, C. Annie was removed from her biological mother's care & it seemed pretty final. She insists on spreading herself thin playing up the loser's bracket in local tournaments, and joining sports she's not even interested in, in hopes of her bio mom and sister to come see her on neutral ground.

Nyxia unleashed. Reintgen, S. Emmett is in need of a great deal of money to help his ill mother. So when Babel Communications offers him a fortune and a once-in-a-lifetime deep-space experience, he jumps at the opportunity to compete with 10 other recruits.

The poet X. Acevedo, E. Xiomara,X, a teen poet seeking to express herself, has loved writing down her thoughts from an early age. She doesn't get to share them with her family, due to her mother's strict religious dedication.

Sadie. Summers, C. Sadie's sister, Mattie, is found dead in a field. She decides to leave town to hunt her killer down. She's constantly mocked for her stutter,but she can't stand to watch her sister's case slip through the cracks of a disinterested police force.

Tiffany Sly lives here now. Davis, D. Losing her mom to cancer has traumatized Tiffany and now she has to leave her hometown of Chicago to live with the biological dad she's never known. But Tiffany has a secret. Another man claims he's Tiffany's real dad.

To all the boys I've loved before. Han, J. Lara Jean she tries to regain a sense of normalcy junior year of high school, but instead, the unimaginable happens. Five secret letters that she had written to her former crushes are accidentally mailed.

Orbiting jupiter. Schmidt, G. Joseph comes to the Hurd family after being incarcerated for almost killing a teacher. While his new home should be a welcome break from the chaos, Joseph is restless, his thoughts consumed by the infant daughter he has never met.

All the crooked saints. Stiefvater, M. Here is a thing everyone wants:A miracle.

Here is a thing everyone fears:What it takes to get one. At the heart of Bicho Raro, Colorado you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles.

Salt to the sea. Sepetys, R. In East Prussia during the brutal winter of 1945, four very different teenagers-three refugees escaping their disparate war-torn homelands, and a Nazi sailor obsessed with Hitler-Intertwine when they end up on a doomed ship.

Disappeared. Stork, F. Four Months Ago Sara Zapata's best friend disappeared. Four Hours Ago Sara received a death threat. Four Weeks Ago Emiliano Zapata fell in love with Perla Rubi, who will never be his so long as he's poor. Four Minutes Ago Emiliano got the chance to make more money than he ever dreamed -- and it’s all connected.

Other Titles: Holding up the universe. Niven, J. The sky between you and me. Alene, C. Crooked kingdom. Bardugo, Leigh. The black key. Ewing, Amy. The cruel prince. Black, Holly.

ALSO: LINK TO 2018-19 NEW BOOK TITLES and see below for more.

English/Language Arts Teachers also suggest:

Dystopian Novels:

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Legend by Marie Lu

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Blood Red Road by Moira Young

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Red Rising by Pierce Brown; Golden Son

Feed by M.T. Anderson

The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey


Great YA books (not dystopian):

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

From 2018

Flawed by Ahern, C.17-yr. old Celestine sees things in black and white and would never break society's rules-until she impulsively helps a Flawed man on a bus, an act that's “against the rules.” Her compassionate gesture gets her branded “Flawed”

Warcross by Lu, M. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the Warcross Championships--only to accidentally become an overnight sensation.

The Hate U Give by Thomas, A. 16-yr.old Starr lives in two very different worlds. Her worlds change dramatically when she is the only witness to the unprovoked police shooting of her unarmed friend .
Stranger Than Fanfiction by Colfer, C.Cash Carter is the young, world famous lead actor of the hit television show Wiz Kids. When four fans jokingly invite him on a cross-country road trip, they are shocked that he actually takes them up on it.
Carve the Mark by Roth, V. On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a current gift, a unique power meant to shape the future. Akos and Cyra do not—their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control.

All American Boys by Rashad and Quinn are all American boys. Rashad is a quiet, artistic teen who hates ROTC but dutifully attends because father insists. Quinn is a star basketball player who takes care of his family since his dad dies. A police brutality incident brings them together.

The Bitter Side of Sweet by Sullivan, T. Facing hunger because of drought i, 13-yr old Amadou and his beloved brother Seydou seek work to help their family as pseudo slaves on a cacao plantation. One day a girl shows up. There are never girls. Amadou nicknames herl “wild thing” and Khadija is just that!

Goodbye Days by Zentner, J. Carver already feels responsible when his three best friends are killed in a car accident after he sent a "Where are you guys?" text message to the driver. Now it seems as though the whole town wants him to be prosecuted, and he's having debilitating panic attacks.

Highly Illogical Behavior by Whaley, J. 16-yr. old Solomon is agoraphobic and hasn't left the house in three years, which is fine by him. Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into the second-best psychology program for college. But how can she prove she deserves a spot there? Solomon is the answer.

The Way It Hurts by Blount, P. She’s “Broadway” and he’s “Guitar Hero” somehow opposites often attract. This book title is “Kristen’s song” It’s the song Elijah wrote for her. He is a stereotypical rock star wanna/gonna- be and she’s going to star on broadway. Music is the backdrop for the storyline.

OTHER TITLES: The Running dream.Van Draanen, W.,Bone Gap Ruby, Laura.,How to save a life. Zarr, S.,Panic Draper, Sharon M,Red queen Aveyard, V.,Red rising Brown, P.,Reconstructing Amelia McCreight, K.,Some girls are Summers, C. The first phone call from heaven. Albom, M, The girl who was supposed to die. Henry, A.,We were liars Lockhart, E,The Daughter of smoke & bone. Taylor, L.,When I was the greatest Reynolds, Jason,The storyteller. Picoult, J, Allegedly Jackson, T., All the Bright Places Niven, J.


The Running dream.Van Draanen, W. When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a way to help rekindle her dream of running again.

Bone Gap Ruby, Laura. Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying.eB

How to save a life. Zarr, Sara. Told from their own viewpoints,17-year-old Jill, in grief over the loss of her father, and Mandy, nearly 19, are thrown together when Jill's mother agrees to adopt Mandy's unborn child but nothing turns as planned.

Panic Draper, Sharon M  Diamond  is missing and three friends try to carry on. Mercedes her best friend, blames herself for her friend’s abduction. Layla, is trapped in a physically abusive relationship with a boy. And Justin, the only boy in the dance class, is secretly in love with one of them.

Red queen Aveyard, V. In a world divided by blood--those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities-- Mare,17 a Red, discovers she has an ability of her own and risks everything for the impossible.

Red rising Brown, P. Darrow, a Red, which is the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future, joins a revolutionary cell and attempts to infiltrate an elite military academy after witnessing the brutal execution of his wife.

Reconstructing Amelia : a novel McCreight, Kimberly Reconstructing Amelia is about secret first loves, old friendships, and an all-girls club steeped in tradition. But, most of all, it's the story of how far a mother will go to vindicate the memory of a daughter whose life she couldn't save.

Some girls are Summers, C. Regina, a high school senior in the popular--and feared--crowd, suddenly falls out of favor and becomes the object of the same sort of vicious bullying that she used to inflict on others, until she finds solace with one of her former victims.

The first phone call from heaven. Albom, M The story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out.

The girl who was supposed to die. Henry, April "Take her out back and finish her off."She doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her.

When We were liars Lockhart, E Cady has family reunion and hangs with her cousins Johnny, Mirren, and friend Gat. During their 15th summer she suffers a mysterious accident & spends 2 years in with amnesia, migraines, and painkillers, trying to piece together what happened.eB

The Daughter of smoke & bone. Taylor, L. Karou moves deftly between her relatively normal high-school life in Prague and the strange world of the chimaera, in which she collects the human and animal teeth that the wishmonger, Brimstone, painstakingly sorts.

When I was the greatest Reynolds, Jason Ali's got enough going on, between school and boxing and helping out at home. His best friend Noodles, though. Now there's a dude looking for trouble—and, somehow, it's always Ali around to pick up the pieces.

The storyteller. Picoult, J  Sage shuns almost all human contact, save for her coworkers and her married boyfriend, Adam. Sage ventures out of her comfort zone to befriend Josef Weber, an elderly retired teacher, who throws her world into chaos when he tells her that he's a former SS officer.


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