Edsel Ford High School

Summer Reading Expectations 2015

This summer we would like you to read, read, read!

The first full day back, we will ask you to give us the following information about the books you have read: title, author, the number of pages read, a short summary, and a rating you would give the book on a scale of 1-10 and why. Then, we will have you complete some sort of evaluation. This could be in the form of a Book Talk, a one-pager, a test, or a response to some questions about the book. These are generally related to characters, conflicts, plot, themes and lessons learned.

If you need suggestions, here are some book titles many of our students have enjoyed:

Book Recommendations …

Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld

Pretty Little Liars, by Sara Shepard

Deadly Little Secret, by Laurie Stolarz

Mediator by Meg Cabot

Skinned, by Robin Wasserman

Stormbreaker-Alex Rider, by Anthony Horowitz

The Angel Experiment, by James Patterson

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X, by James Patterson

Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer

Dead is the New Black, by Marlene Perez

Evermore, by Alyson Noel

The Vampire Academy

Private, by Kate Brian

Ninth Grade Slays- The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, by Heather Brewer

Dairy Queen, by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan

Tears of a Tiger-Hazelwood High trilogy, by Sharon M. Draper

Bluford Series

The Fault in our Stars

Thirteen Days To Midnight

Maximum Ride


Brave New World

Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde



The Mediator Series

The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo

Dear John

Harry Potter

Narnia Series


The Last Song


Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Pretty Little Liars


The Child Called It



Invitation Only

Lord of the Rings

Chasing Vermeer

The Lovely Bones


Jane Eyre

Wuthering Heights

Tale of Two Cities


Invisible Man

Honors and AP students have additional requirements:

Incoming 9th grade HONORS students

  • Read the novel October Sky by Homer Hickam

Assignments to be found on Mr. Pletzke’s blog in June.
All work is due the first day of class in September!

10th grade HONORS students

  • One book of your own choosing
  • Catcher in the Rye by J.D.Salinger

Assignment to be found on Mrs. Sullivan’s and Mrs. Kraft’s blogs in June.
All work is due the first day of class in September!

11th grade AP Language and Composition

  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

Get the required 10-page handout on Rhetorical Terms; there will be quiz on some of these terms to begin the year. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain as that will be the first novel assigned in the fall.

Students should see Mr. Rydzik in room E-11 to check out books and get their 10-page handout.

12th grade AP Literature

  • All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
  • Antigone (Sophocles)
  • Oedipus (Sophocles)

Please see Mr. Tyler with any questions and refer to his blog in June for assignments and due dates.