Colleton Preparatory Academy
Summer Reading Lists
Rising High School Grades 9
Students will read one (1) book of their choice
and answer the following journal to be turned in by the first day of
class, August, 16, 2017. You will need to be prepared to discuss
your book in class. Student selections must be on a high school
(young adult or adult) level. Books must not have been made
into a movie or something you have read prior. If you are
unsure if a book is on high school level, please email me with any
Reader Response Journal
2. Setting: When and where the story takes place.
3. Plot: A summary of the novel. It should include the
exposition, rising action, conflict, climax,
falling action, and resolution.
Characters: Who are the major characters in the action of the
story? Make a list of the story’s
characters and give a description of each.
5. Theme: The central message of the novel; the theme makes some
statement about or
expresses some opinion. For example, the subject of a story might be
war while the theme might
the idea that war is useless.
6. Commentary: Your response to the book; give reasons why you
would or would not recommend
novel to others. What was your favorite passage, character, or idea
of the book? Why?