PA Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading 2020The Pillow Academy English department has planned a more streamlined summer reading experience for 5th-12th grade students. It is our hope that our students enjoy not only these carefully curated book selections, but also a fun, healthy summer break with family and friends.

Guided reading and/or discussion questions for each book listed below and also available on our website. All students should be prepared to turn in completed questions on the first half day of school in August and should plan for testing on required books on the second full day of classes in August. Honors students should plan for testing on their second required book during the first week of classes in August.

12th grade English:  The Lord of the Flies by William Golding

12th Honors English DE:       
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.

11th Grade English:   In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White

11th Grade Honors English:    
1.  The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
2.  Choose one of the following:
      Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
      Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
      Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
      Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
      Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
      Animal Farm by George Orwell
      1984 by George Orwell
      The Hounds of Baskerville by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

10th Grade English: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

10th Grade Honors English:    
     Big Fish by Daniel Wallace
     As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

9th Grade English: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

9th Grade Honors English:      
     Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
     Night by Elie Wiesel

8th Grade English:   The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
8th Grade Honors English:
     1.  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
     2.  Choose one of the following:
          The Firm by John Grisham
          A Time to Kill by John Grisham

7th Grade English:  The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
7th Grade Honors English:      
     The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton and
     The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

6th grade English:  Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

5th Grade: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor