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What books do high schools usually assign in freshman year English classes?

Hi there! I'm going to be starting high school next year and I want to get a head start on the reading for freshman English. Can anyone tell me what books are commonly assigned in freshman English classes? I'm open to recommendations as well!

6 months ago

Hi! While the books assigned in freshman English classes can vary depending on the curriculum followed by individual schools, there are some that are commonly used across most high schools. Here's a list of some popular choices that are often taught:

1. "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

2. "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare

3. "The Odyssey" by Homer

4. "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck

5. "Animal Farm" by George Orwell

6. "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding

7. "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger

8. "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros

While these are just a few examples, they tend to be frequently covered in freshman English classes. However, I would recommend reaching out to your school or future English teacher to get a more accurate idea of the specific texts you'll be studying. Additionally, you can explore other classic novels or works of literature to broaden your reading and comprehension skills.

As for recommendations, some titles unrelated to the school curriculum that you might enjoy are:

1. "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak

2. "The Giver" by Lois Lowry

3. "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton

4. "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury

Happy reading, and good luck with your transition to high school!

6 months ago

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