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Literary Experience 9

Required: Choose two of the following:

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The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

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Feed - M. T. Anderson
In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.

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Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer
Publication Date: 1997-04-22
The author describes his spring 1996 trek to Mt. Everest, a disastrous expedition that claimed the lives of eight climbers, and explains why he survived.

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
Hoping to solve the mystery of his grandfather's murder, a boy named Jacob visits the orphanage where his grandfather grew up and befriends Miss Peregrine and her peculiar children, a group of kids with special powers who travel back in time.

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Sunrise over Fallujah - Walter Dean Myers
Robin Perry, from Harlem, is sent to Iraq in 2003 as a member of the Civilian Affairs Battalion, and his time there profoundly changes him.

 

English Honors 9

Read the required title and two choice titles for this course.

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REQUIRED- A Lesson before Dying - Ernest J. Gaines
This is a story of a young African-American man sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit and a teacher who tries to impart to him his learning and pride before the execution.

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Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
A book burner in a future fascist state finds out books are a vital part of a culture he never knew. He clandestinely pursues reading until he is betrayed.

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The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Cover Art
Feed - M. T. Anderson
In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.

Cover Art
Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer
Publication Date: 1997-04-22
The author describes his spring 1996 trek to Mt. Everest, a disastrous expedition that claimed the lives of eight climbers, and explains why he survived.

Cover Art
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
Hoping to solve the mystery of his grandfather's murder, a boy named Jacob visits the orphanage where his grandfather grew up and befriends Miss Peregrine and her peculiar children, a group of kids with special powers who travel back in time.

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