JICHS Summer Reading Assignment 2024

Students must select a book from the lists below for the grade they will be entering for the 2024/2025 school year. Students must read the book before the first day of school and be prepared to take a written test upon returning to school. Students are welcome to take notes while they read to help them prepare for the test, but they will not be allowed to use notes on the test.

Our library has limited copies of the novels marked with an *, and they will be available to check out on a first come first served basis. Students are welcome to purchase their own copies of the book or check it out from the Pikes Peak Library.

9th grade

*A Separate Peace (Knowles)

*The Book Thief (Zusak)                  

*Lord of the Flies (Golding)


10th grade

*Cold, Sassy Tree (Olive Ann Burns)                

I Am Malala (Lamb and Yousafzai) – regular edition

Shoe Dog (Knight) – regular edition

*The Old Man and the Sea (Hemmingway)       


11th grade

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain)                       

*The Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck)        

Little Women (Alcott)


AP Language and Composition

*Man’s Search for Meaning (Frankl)


12th grade

*A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)

*1984 (Orwell)

*The Picture of Dorian Gray (Wilde)


AP Literature and Composition

Students must read BOTH *Where the Crawdad’s Sing (Owens) and the poetry packet.