English 9 and 10 Summer Reading

English 9 and 10 Summer Reading Assignment


Note: Honors students - this is NOT your list! Please consult the Honors English lists on the TFN website or consult the hard copy provided by the teacher.


The English department at T.F. North is requiring freshmen and sophomores to read at least TWO of the books on this list before the first day of school.

Choose ONE of the assignments below. You will only need to do this for ONE of the books you read.

  • Design a new cover for the novel and justify how your design choices reflect the larger themes of the novel in a two page statement.
  • Create a soundtrack for the novel that includes 8-10 songs. Include the lyrics, title, and artist (must be school appropriate) and write a paragraph analysis for each song showing how it reflects the themes, the events, or characters in the novel.


PDF DocumentBook Choices

Some of these books have more adult themes or situations; if you are uncomfortable with that, be sure to read summaries and reviews so you can pick a book that does not explore those issues. All summaries listed below are
adapted from barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.