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Summer Reading

Summer Reading for Class of 2023


Reading provides a depth of exposure to new vocabulary, to new writing styles, to varied genres, and to new perspectives. Building and maintaining strong reading skills is important for testing, but the benefits of reading do not stop at improved test scores. Numerous studies equate reading to myriad academic benefits, including stronger analytical thinking skills, reduced stress levels, and improved focus.


This reading list is only a suggested minimum number of books that students are asked to read over the summer. Students are encouraged to read as much as possible for both leisure and enjoyment. There is a strong correlation between those students who read a great deal and those students who do well on the verbal sections of the SAT's and ACT's.


Required Freshman Reading

  • Refugee, by Alan Gratz
  • The Good Thief, by Hannah Tinti
  • A Girl Named Digit, by Annabel Monaghan