English 9 Honors

English 9 Honors

Students are required to read ONE book from the following lists and complete the assignment listed below. 

*Mature Content Statement: Please talk with your child about what he or she plans to read.  We are sensitive to appropriate reading material, but also recognize that what is appropriate varies widely by family.  Most are concerned only that their children be able to find something motivating to read and have no restrictions on what they allow.  Others have objections to the horror genre, for instance. We ask that if you have concerns about what your child reads, please stay aware of his or her summer reading book and assist in gauging the content and maturity level you would like to maintain with your child. While all the books on the list are deemed to have strong literary merit and are valuable additions to Homestead’s curriculum, books that include content that some may find sensitive to young adults are marked as mature content.  Your child may switch books at any time if he or she becomes uncomfortable with the material.


The Assignment  
Coming-of-age stories wherein characters learn as they journey from innocence to experience, from youth to adulthood, or naiveté to wisdom are a staple of literature. Annotate your text and look for places where the young characters learn about themselves and the world. Guiding questions: What lessons do people gain as they learn about people and the world? How do people’s characters develop and change as they gain experience?  

You may write directly in a copy of the book you own, or you can use a notebook or sticky notes to make your annotations.


Please contact the head of the Homestead High School English Department, Nicole Vickrey, at nvickrey@sacs.k12.in.us if you have any questions.  

Summer Reading Choices:

Contemporary Literature

Classic Literature