Remember summer reading lists from when you were in school? Well, the new lists for high school students across the country are being posted now and it's amazing how similar they are to reading group lists. Can teenage book clubs be far behind? Why not check them out for your next great read, or why not pick a book to read along with your son or daughter this summer -- maybe even turn one of your summer book club sessions into a bring your teen night!
Every year there are some choices that cause some controversy and this year it's The Perks of Being a Wallflower (find out why at the link). The lists include classics like Rebecca, To Kill a Mockingbird and Their Eyes Were Watching God, they also include contemporary books like Marley & Me, My Sister's Keeper, The Glass Castle and The Alchemist.
Here are a whole bunch of links to lists:
Archbishop Mitty High School, Santa Clara, CA
Joliet Township High Schools, Joliet, IL - Freshmen and Upper Classmen
St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Kennesaw Mountain High School, Kennesaw, GA
Wren High School, Piedmont, SC
Coral Springs High School, Coral Springs, FL
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Fairbanks, AL
Winston Churchill High School, San Antonio, TX
East Rochester School District, East Rochester, NY
Dennis-Yarmouth High School, South Yarmouth, MA
St. Ignatius High School, Cleveland, OH
Opelousas High School, Opelousas, LA