Advanced English 8

2017-2018 Summer Reading for Advanced English 8


Students in Advanced English 8 are required to read one of the novels listed below. There will be a novel test during the first week of school (August 11, 2017). The test will consist of multiple choice, matching, and short answer questions. A novel project may also be assigned during the first week of school. Please email Ms. Striplin with any questions:


Deadly by Chibbaro, Julie
New York City in 1793 is reeling from typhoid fever and sixteen-year-old Prudence is hired, against convention, by the Sanitation Department to discover how the disease is being spread.

Gym Candy by Deuker, Carl
Freshman running back Mick Johnson works hard to make his dream of football stardom come true, finding the edge he needs to become bigger, stronger, and faster with the help of steroids despite consequences to his health and social life.

Bewitching Season by Doyle, Marissa
Persephone and Penelope, seventeen-year-old twins, are to be presented at court in London and meet Princess Victoria when they suddenly are catapulted into a romantic adventure involving their governess (a magician tutor), and a sinister Irish magician.

Prom & Prejudice by Eulberg, Elizabeth
For Lizzie Bennett, a music scholarship student at Connecticut’s exclusive, girls-only Longbourn Academy, the furor over prom is senseless, but even more puzzling is her attraction to the pompous Will Darcy, best friend of her roommate’s boyfriend.

The Rivalry: Mystery at the Army-Navy Game by Feinstein, John
Two teen reporters stumble across an illegal betting ring when they team up with major Washington news reporters to cover one of the fiercest rivalries of college football.

Incarceron by Fisher, Catherine
Finn is struggling to escape from the Inside of Incarceron, a prison controlled by technology, while Claudia, the privileged warden’s daughter, is trapped in a forced seventeenth century world on the Outside.

The Graveyard Book by Gaiman, Neil
Toddler Bod, short for Nobody, crawls into a graveyard after his family is brutally murdered. He is then raised lovingly and carefully to the age of eighteen by the graveyard’s ghosts and otherworldly creatures.