Tech High School Summer Reading List

A Listmania! list by Shanna Reed (Chamblee, GA United States)
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The list author says: "Summer Reading Lists are a staple of a the K-12 experience, but it doesn't have to be boring. We've got a list of classics, sci-fi, steampunk, city drama and romance that will appeal to every reader. Take a look!"
Upstate: A Novel
1.  Upstate: A Novel by Kalisha Buckhanon
The list author says:
  "Romance, Mystery and Drama. See how the story and the writing progresses as the characters age."
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The Hunger Games (Book 1)
2.  The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins
The list author says:
  "Ninth grade classes will read this next year, but if you missed out and you'll be in 10-12 you don't want to miss out on this fast-paced thriller."
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Their Eyes Were Watching God
3.  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
The list author says:
  "Zora wasn't really appreciated until after her death where she was reintroduced to the world by Alice Walker, the author of The Color Purple, but you can really see how she would ruffle feathers."
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Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)
4.  Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) by Stephenie Meyer
The list author says:
  "See what all the fuss is about. Bella and Edward, Jacob and Bella, oh my!"
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The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of the Lord of the Rings. by J.R.R. Tolkien (Pt. 1)
5.  The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of the Lord of the Rings. by J.R.R. Tolkien (Pt. 1) by J. R. R. Tolkien
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  "Part of our "In Theaters" recommendations"
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The Color Purple
6.  The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The list author says:
  "You've seen the iconic movie and even more recently the musical, but nothing compares to the book."
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The Dragons of Babel
7.  The Dragons of Babel by Michael Swanwick
The list author says:
  "Part of our "Not of this world" recommendations. Mechanical dragons with souls, faerie war lords, and more."
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Boneshaker (Sci Fi Essential Books)
8.  Boneshaker (Sci Fi Essential Books) by Cherie Priest
The list author says:
  "Another steam-punk recommendation where the civil war meets the industrial revolution and zombies."
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Beastly
9.  Beastly by Alex Flinn
The list author says:
  "If you like fairy tales with a twist, this one is for you. It's a good first step before you dive into Wicked."
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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years)
10.  Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years) by Gregory Maguire
The list author says:
  "If Beastly by Alex Flinn was a little too easy for you, but you still want a fairy tale fix try this book turned musical."
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Keturah and Lord Death
11.  Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
The list author says:
  "Part of our "Total Eclipse of the Heart" recommendations"
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Beautiful Creatures
12.  Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
The list author says:
  "Part of our "Total Eclipse of the Heart" recommendations."
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Wuthering Heights
13.  Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
The list author says:
  "Part of our "Total Eclipse of the Heart" recommendations. The century old precursor to "Twilight"."
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Shiver
14.  Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
The list author says:
  "Part of our "Total Eclipse of the Heart" recommendations. If you're over vampires try werewolves for a change."
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Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
15.  Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet) by Orson Scott Card
The list author says:
  "Part of our "Out of this World" recommendations. Why this sci-fi masterpiece hasn't been turned into a movie we just don't know."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8,211 customer reviews)

Uglies
16.  Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
The list author says:
  "Part of our "Out of this World" recommendations. A dystopian (after the apocalypse or after the world as we know it ends)look at what our beauty culture becomes. Action, adventure, mystery."
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Peeps
17.  Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
The list author says:
  "Part of our "Out of this World" recommendations. What if vampirism a virus and you were immune?"
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God's Debris: A Thought Experiment
18.  God's Debris: A Thought Experiment by Scott Adams
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  "Part of the "Books for the College Bound" recommendations."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (218 customer reviews)

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Rotten English: A Literary Anthology
19.  Rotten English: A Literary Anthology by Dohra Ahmad
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  "Part of the "Books for the College Bound" recommendations."
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
20.  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The list author says:
  "Part of the "Books for the College Bound" recommendations. A teen angst classic with great commentary on race, isolation and just getting by."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (774 customer reviews)

The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II
21.  The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II by Iris Chang
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  "Part of the "Books for the College Bound" recommendations."
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The Red Tent
22.  The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The list author says:
  "Part of the "Books for the College Bound" recommendations. An epic journey from girlhood to wisdom in the ancient world."
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The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano
23.  The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano by Margarita Engle
The list author says:
  "Part of the "Books for the College Bound" recommendations."
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Monster
24.  Monster by Walter Dean Myers
The list author says:
  "Part of our "Stories from Real Life" recommendations."
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Indigo Summer (Kimani TRU)
25.  Indigo Summer (Kimani TRU) by Monica McKayhan
The list author says:
  "Part of our "Stories from Real Life" recommendations. It's hard being a girl, but somebody has to do it."
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The Coldest Winter Ever
26.  The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah
The list author says:
  "Part of our "Stories from Real Life" recommendations. The most checked out book of the year and it was written in 1990. Gritty and honest and full of life lessons, this Brooklyn tale definitely shakes you."
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Black Like Me
27.  Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
The list author says:
  "Part of our "Living in America" recommendations. What if you could switch races and see how the other half lives? John Griffin did just that in this true story."
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley
28.  The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley by Alex Haley
The list author says:
  "Part of our "Living in America" recommendations."
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American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China
29.  American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China by Matthew Polly
The list author says:
  "Part of our "Living in America" recommendations. This 98lb weakling quits school to study  Kung Fu at the Shaolin Temple."
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Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists
30.  Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists by Joel Best
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  "Part of our "Living in America" recommendations."
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