My Booklist

9 College Prep English

  • Of Mice and Men

    by John Steinbeck Year Published: Average
    Two migrant field workers in California during the Great Depression—George Milton, an intelligent and cynical man, and Lennie Small, an ironically-named man of large stature and immense strength but limited mental abilities—come to a ranch near Soledad southeast of Salinas, California to "work up a stake." They hope to one day attain their shared dream of settling down on their own piece of land.

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  • Romeo and Juliet

    by William Shakespeare Year Published: Challenging
    Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written early in the career of playwright William Shakespeare about two young "star-cross'd lovers"[1] whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet and Macbeth, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.

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12 Applied Communications

  • Death of a Salesman

    by Arthur Miller Year Published: Average
    Willy Loman, an aging traveling salesman, finds himself living in the past when times were better. His relationship with his older son crumbles when Willy's lies and deceit are discovered, causing a breakdown in the family.

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  • Fallen Angels

    by Walter Dean Myers Year Published: Average
    Uncertain of his future goals, seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, a black high school graduate from Harlem, travels to Vietnam to fight in the United States Army. When Richie leaves basic training for Vietnam, he harbors a host of illusions about the war and the army. He confidently believes that the medical profile he has received for a knee injury will be properly processed and prevent him from engaging in combat. He also believes in the flurry of rumors about imminent peace and in the prevalent romantic myths about warfare. Parent Warning: contains profanity

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  • Taming the Star Runner

    by S.E. Hinton Year Published: Average
    Travis, a lonely teen who moves in with his uncle, finds solace in writing. He discovers love and friendship and moving forward are harder when you can't seem to get out of your shell, and realizes a wild horse and he have more in common than he realizes.

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  • That was Then, This is Now

    by S.E. Hinton Year Published: Average
    Mark and Bryon were the best of friends, until growing up and making decisions leads to complications and a rift in their relationship.

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  • The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon

    by Stephen King Year Published: Average
    Trisha is a young girl coping with her parents divorce and a rocky relationship with her older brother and mom. During a hiking trip, she gets lost and has to look to her mentor, star athlete Tom Gordon to get her through alive.

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  • The Wave

    by Todd Strasser Year Published: Average
    A young social studies teacher in the 60's tries an experiment with his students who are studying the nazism. The experiment goes beyond what he anticipated and the effects are profound.

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12 College Preparatory English

  • Beowulf

    by Unknown author Year Published: Challenging
    Epic poem about the hero, Beowulf, who is sent to defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing the King Hrothgar's land.

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  • Brave New World

    by Aldous Huxley Year Published: Average
    Brave New World anticipates developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and classical conditioning that combine to profoundly change society.
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  • Canterbury Tales

    by Geoffrey Chaucer Year Published: Average
    Prologue Knight's Tale Wife of Bath Miller's Tale ~Short, medieval tales depicting the lives and stories of Pilgrims on their way to Canterbury to the shrine of Saint Thomas Beckett.

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  • Frankenstein

    by Mary Shelley Year Published: Average
    Classic Romantic era novel about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Due to his abandonment of the creation, Victor's life and those he loves are at stake.
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  • Much Ado about Nothing

    by William Shakespeare Year Published: Challenging
    Romantic comedy entwines two couples; on their way to finding true love and happiness, in spite of the Machiavellian ways of one man, who threatens to ruin their happiness.

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  • Othello

    by William Shakespeare Year Published: Challenging
    Shakespearean drama about the Moor, Othello, his wife, Desdemona and Othello's trusted ensign, Iago, whose jealousy overrides his ethics and morals.

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