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Summer Reading at MBA: Eleventh Grade

Information on summer reading for all grades, including the all-school read.

Eleventh Grade Summer Reading

Summer Reading Requirement – Eleventh Grade

I.  Each rising eleventh-grader is required to read the two books below.  These novels will be quizzed the first week of school and will be the basis of the year’s first theme.  While reading, jot down character and place names, the key events in each chapter, and, if you own the book, underline passages that you think are essential to character and thematic development.

           George Orwell                   1984

            David Mitchell                    Black Swan Green

II. All-School-Read: Each boy in grades seven through twelve will be required to complete the all-school read. This year the novel is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. All students will complete a project related to Frankenstein due on Monday, August 17, 2020, and turn it in to the student’s advisor (not English teacher, though they might be the same teacher). Use the following link for instructions regarding the project:   

III.  Each student will also read one book from the list below. On the second day of school, students will write a short in-class essay on a topic from this book.  Please have access to a copy of this novel when school starts.

Aravind Adiga, White Tiger

Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim

Ian M. Banks, Consider Phlebas

Pat Barker, Regeneration

Julian Barnes, A Sense of an Ending

Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

E.M.  Forster, A Room with a View

Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm          

Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory

Ian McEwan, Saturday          

Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Evelyn Waugh, Decline & Fall

P.G. Wodehouse, The Code of the Woosters