Summer Reading List 2018

Beverly High School Summer Reading 2018


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One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus - A jock, a princess, a brain, a delinquent and an outcast are all in detention together. Sound familiar? When one of them gets murdered, the rest are under suspicion.


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas - The shooting of an unarmed friend during a routine traffic stop and its aftermath pull Starr in different directions.


Far From the Tree by Robin Benway - Grace was adopted as a baby - when she begins a search for her birth mother, she connects with siblings she never knew she had.


When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon - Dimple has no patience for her parent’s traditional ways, Rishi trust his parents to find his future wife. Fate brings them together the summer before college.


I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo- Desi is successful at everything she tries, except love. When she meets a new boy at school, sparks fly and she decides to plot out a course to true romance based on her father’s beloved Korean television dramas.


Scythe by Neal Shusterman - In a society where natural death no longer exists, the Scythes are responsible for keeping the population in check.


Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds - Seven ghosts try to influence Will as he prepares to avenge his brother’s murder.


Warcross by Marie Lu - A super-talented gamer hacks her way into the international championship of gaming and gets hired to find out who it is that is trying to bring the whole system down.


Belichick and Brady by Michael Holley - These two guys are great at football.


Faster, Higher, Stronger by Mark McClusky - How are super-athletes trained? You’d be surprised at how much science goes into these tremendous performances.


Shoe Dog by Phil Knight - This memoir tells the story of the man who brought sneakers to the masses when he built the Nike empire.


Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu - Rachel wants to go to college rather than follow her family’s ultra-traditional path. Does she have to give up everything she loves to follow her dreams?


Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia - Eliza has a rich, full life on the internet as the author of a wildly successful webcomic, but in real life, she seems a shy loner. This changes when her online life and her IRL collide.


Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk - When a bully shows up at Annabelle’s small Pennsylvania school it starts a chain of events that leads to tragedy.


Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart - A mysterious young woman is “caught” in the first chapter and the action of the book solves the mystery of what she has done and what is at stake - told in reverse chronological order.


Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor - An orphaned librarian becomes a hero as he helps rebuild a lost city and haunts the dreams of the daughter of a god.


Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton - Amani has always assumed she would live her whole life in her dusty desert town until a mysterious outlaw and a magic horse offer her a chance at adventure.


Slaughterhouse-Five or the Children’s Crusade, a Duty-Dance with Death by Kurt Vonnegut - This American classic tells the tale of Billy Pilgrim who, as a POW in WWII witnessed the bombing of Dresden. And some other stuff.


Pride of Baghdad by Brian K Vaughn - A pride of lions escaped from the Baghdad zoo during the bombing of the city in 2003. This story, based on that incident, looks at the nature of freedom and the cost of war.


The Influencing Machine by Brooke Gladstone - How much of what we think comes from the way the media manipulates our thoughts? This graphic novel discusses the sad truth of how manipulated our public discourse has become.


Dare to Disappoint by Ozge Samanci - This memoir of a future cartoonist pulled between parental expectations and creative success while growing up in Turkey, is funny and inspiring.


Soonish by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith - Ten emerging technologies that will either make the world a better place or destroy life as we know it are investigated here.


A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles - Count Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in the fanciest hotel in Moscow. He lives there for decades as the history of Russia goes on outside, but fascinating stories happen inside as well.


Four-Four-Two by Dean Hughes - After their families are taken to an internment camp during WWII, Yuki and Shig volunteer to go fight with the fiercest soldiers in the American armed services.


The Butchering Art by Lindsey Fitzharris - Joseph Lister revolutionized surgery in the mid-1800s, this gripping, gory story tells the tale,


Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith - Alice and Teddy are best friends, but when she buys him a winning lottery ticket for his 18th birthday that makes him a millionaire, things begin to change.


#famous by Jilly Gagnon - When Rachel post a cute picture of a classmate that goes viral her whole life is changed.

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