"Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood."

— John Green

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Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are enrolled in an AP or Pre-AP English course for next fall will be required to read at least two books from the titles listed for each grade level (the required novel and one additional choice). Seniors are required to read three books.

The works draw heavily from the selection of writers that the College Board suggests students read during the AP English literature courses. These works have been chosen from a variety of sources to provide examples of literary types and periods. These selections provide an opportunity to explore the world from a variety of perspectives by studying subjects in greater depth and detail. They aid in the development of reasoning and analysis in order to enhance class discussion and essay responses necessary for success in Advanced Placement courses.

Teacher assessments may include a test, another form of written evaluation, class discussion, and/or presentations. Students should be prepared for these evaluations on the first day of the new school year. It would benefit each student to have a copy of the books and notes over the novels for classroom evaluation. Notes are highly encouraged since students may be referencing the books often throughout the year.

All of these titles can be found at the library and some are available in audiobook and ebook formats.

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