Summer reading option favorites


Photo Credit: Carter Stansel

These are sample summer reading books from various grades. Calico Joe, by John Grisham is for incoming 9th graders, The Chosen, by Chaim Potok for the incoming 10th graders, Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen for the incoming 11th graders , and The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini for incoming 12th graders.

by Carter Stansel, Staff Writer

The Glen Rock High School has posted their summer reading assignments on the school website. The summer reading for the English courses are unlike those for many of the other classes. The English courses give you a list of choices of books to read, while other classes gives you an assigned book.

The English teachers of each level have spent many hours of their time putting together the list of summer reading book options.

“The list that we have now is basically the work of a couple years all together,” English 10 and Journalism teacher Mr. Jason Toncic said.

The goal of the English 10 teachers over the past few years has been to eliminate books from the list which have movies made of them.

“Last year we added The Martian, which was my suggestion, but the movie came out so now we have to remove that,” Toncic said. “That’s out, off the list.”

Toncic’s favorite from the list is Ender’s Game. When he read the book in high school, he explained, he felt a “resonance with the character.”