Suggested Summer Reading

Hello current and future MHS families. This year, myself and the staff have agreed that the students would be off the hook for any summer assignments (with the exception of AP classes whose assignments can be found HERE.) That being said, we do still strongly encourage everyone to continue reading, below are some suggestions by grade level

7th Grade:

  • The Giver by Lois Lowry

  • Counting by Sevens by Holly Goldberg Sloan

  • The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

  • The Pigman by Paul Zindel

  • The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

8th Grade:

  • Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer

  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding

  • The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

  • The Hate you Give by Angie Thomas

  • 2001 by Arthur C Clarke

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

9th Grade:

  • Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

  • Haunt Me by Liz Kessler

  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

  • Monster by Walter Dean Meyers

  • The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

10th Grade:

  • Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

  • Animal Farm by George Orwell

  • The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin

  • Kim by Rudyard Kipling

  • And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

  • Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

11th Grade:

  • Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

  • The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

  • Seize the Day by Saul Bellow

  • On Writing by Stephen King

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

12th Grade:

  • In Darkness by Nick Lake

  • The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

  • The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela

  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

  • Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Take this summer to unplug and recharge, have adventures outside, read just for fun, and make healthy choices. We look forward to seeing you all in August bright-eyed, well-rested, and ready for a rigorous school year.


Bill Metzger

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