English 9 Honors


9th Grade Honors  
Summer Reading Program

Welcome to the 9th Grade Honors Summer Reading Program


Step 1: Choose ONE book from the titles offered below

Below are lists of titles by genre.  Students are required to read ONE book from the list of titles sorted by genre.

English 9 Honors


*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.


Step 2: The assignment while reading...

While reading your chosen book, annotate your text and look for places where characters defy or fulfill expectations of their culture and society.

Guiding questions:

  1. Is the character shaped by the culture or society?

  2. Does the character resist or refuse to conform to culture or society?

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 Ms. Summers at
ssummers@sacs.k12.in.us if you have any questions.

Summer Reading Titles by Genre:

Contemporary Literature

Classic Literature