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Tech High School Summer Reading List

Shanna Reed
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
Upstate: A Novel
"Romance, Mystery and Drama. See how the story and the writing progresses as the characters age."
The Hunger Games (Book 1)
The Hunger Games (Book 1)
"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."
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God
"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."
Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)
Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)
"See what all the fuss is about. Bella and Edward, Jacob and Bella, oh my!"
The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of the Lord of the Rings. by J.R.R. Tolkien (Pt. 1)
The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of the Lord of the Rings. by J.R.R. Tolkien (Pt. 1)
"Part of our "In Theaters" recommendations"
The Color Purple
The Color Purple
"You've seen the iconic movie and even more recently the musical, but nothing compares to the book."
The Dragons of Babel
The Dragons of Babel
"Part of our "Not of this world" recommendations. Mechanical dragons with souls, faerie war lords, and more."
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century)
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century)
"Another steam-punk recommendation where the civil war meets the industrial revolution and zombies."
Beastly
Beastly
"If you like fairy tales with a twist, this one is for you. It's a good first step before you dive into Wicked."
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years)
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years)
"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."
Keturah and Lord Death
Keturah and Lord Death
"Part of our "Total Eclipse of the Heart" recommendations"
Beautiful Creatures
Beautiful Creatures
"Part of our "Total Eclipse of the Heart" recommendations."
Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
"Part of our "Total Eclipse of the Heart" recommendations. The century old precursor to "Twilight"."
Shiver
Shiver
"Part of our "Total Eclipse of the Heart" recommendations. If you're over vampires try werewolves for a change."
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
"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."
Uglies
Uglies
"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."
Peeps
Peeps
"Part of our "Out of this World" recommendations. What if vampirism a virus and you were immune?"
God's Debris: A Thought Experiment
God's Debris: A Thought Experiment
"Part of the "Books for the College Bound" recommendations."
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology
"Part of the "Books for the College Bound" recommendations."
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
"Part of the "Books for the College Bound" recommendations. A teen angst classic with great commentary on race, isolation and just getting by."
The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II
The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II
"Part of the "Books for the College Bound" recommendations."
The Red Tent
The Red Tent
"Part of the "Books for the College Bound" recommendations. An epic journey from girlhood to wisdom in the ancient world."
The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano (Spanish Edition)
The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano (Spanish Edition)
"Part of the "Books for the College Bound" recommendations."
Monster
Monster
"Part of our "Stories from Real Life" recommendations."
Indigo Summer (Kimani TRU)
Indigo Summer (Kimani TRU)
"Part of our "Stories from Real Life" recommendations. It's hard being a girl, but somebody has to do it."
The Coldest Winter Ever
The Coldest Winter Ever
"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."
Black Like Me
Black Like Me
"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."
The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley
The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley
"Part of our "Living in America" recommendations."
American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China
American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China
"Part of our "Living in America" recommendations. This 98lb weakling quits school to study  Kung Fu at the Shaolin Temple."
Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists
Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists
"Part of our "Living in America" recommendations."