Freshman Summer Reading
Class of 2023


All freshmen must read regardless of English placement:

The Rock and The River by Kekla Magoon ISBN 9781416978039

While you read, you may wish to take notes, annotate, or use other active reading strategies. There is no formal assignment due at the beginning of the year, but you will be given an in-class writing assignment during the first full week of classes. This assignment will ask you to call upon your understanding and thinking about what you read, and to make specific references to the text as necessary.

The remaining books are assigned by course:

English 1XL

Life of Pi by Yann Martel - ISBN 978-0156027328

The Life of Pi isn’t structured as a mere adventure story: instead it begins with the framing device of a narrator seeking Pi out to hear his story and includes the alternative story that exists in part three of the book.  In what ways do the three stories complement and complete one another?  How does each story change the reader’s point of view on what really happened?  2-3 pages, typed, double-spaced.  Include at least four quotes from the book to support your claims. Due first day of class.

There are no summer reading assignments for Math, Science, Theology or Fine Arts.