BHS Required Reading

Grade 7

Anything But Typical – Nora Raleigh Baskin
Fever 1793 – Laurie Halse Anderson
Heat – Mike Lupica
If You Come Softly – Jacqueline Woodson
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda – Tom Angleberger

Grade 8

Forge (Seeds of America) – Laurie Halse Anderson
The Skin I’m In – Sharon Flake
Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust – Allan Zullo and Mara Bovsun
Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Archer
The Westing Game – Ellen Raskin

Grade 8H

Clara’s War: One Girl’s Story of Survival – Clara Kramer
The Circuit – Francisco Jimenez
If I Stay – Gayle Forman
Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
The Sea Wolf – Jack London

Grade 9R

Bleachers – John Grisham
Charles and Emma: Darwin’s Leap of Faith – Deborah Heiligman
Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
Wintergirls – Laurie Halse Anderson

Grade 9H

The House of the Scorpion – Nancy Farmer
Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption –Lauren Hillenbrand

Grade 10R

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History – Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice
The Call of the Wild – Jack London
Dreamland – Sarah Dessen
Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery – John Feinstein
Odd Girl Out, Revised and Updated: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls – Rachel Simmons

Grade 10H

Dune – Frank Herbert
Emma – Jane Austen
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks– Rebecca Skloot
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand – Helen Simonson
The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett

Grade 11R

I Am Legend – Richard Matheson
The Power of One: A Novel – Bryce Courtenay
Sarah’s Key – Tatiana de Rosnay
Shanghai Girls – Lisa See
Son of the Mob – Gordon Korman

Senior English

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
The Innocent Man – John Grisham
Life of Pi – Yann Martel
Salem’s Lot — Stephen King
A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

AP Language and Composition

1984 – George Orwell
Letters to a Young Poet – Rainer Maria Rilke
Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl