Summer Reading

Middle School Required Summer Reading

Dear Parent or Guardian:

The Andover Middle School English and Library Departments are happy to announce the 2019 selections for summer reading. All incoming middle school students are required to participate in this important activity. Students should be prepared to begin the school year ready to address their reading selection in English class.

The summer reading program is rooted in research that suggests summer reading should:

*Promotes a life-long love for reading informed by the power of student choice.

*Sharpens students’ reading and critical thinking skills.

*Give students an opportunity to start the school year by building community through a shared experience.

*Promotes students’ thinking about who they are as a reader, as a writer, as a thinker, and as a speaker.

Students must select any ONE of the choices listed below for the grade they are entering. This list of choices includes works in many genres as well as titles that are accessible to students of varying interests and reading abilities. Links to the choices and information about each book are available on this site. We encourage you and your student to look at this list together to find the book that best meets your child’s interests and skills.

Students are welcome to read as many books on the list as they would like, and both the school librarians and the town librarians have made lists of suggested readings if students would like to read beyond our recommendations. There is no limit to the number of books students can read.

We appreciate your support at home with summer reading and encourage you to read with your child!


The Andover Middle School English and Library Departments

Memorial Hall Library

If you're looking for your student to participate in a summer reading program, Memorial Hall Library's Teen Room offers a fantastic, prize-filled program along with great summer activities.