With summer right around the corner, reading will be expected. Whether you are laying on the beach or sitting in an airport, a book will become your best friend. With the help from students and faculty, the Bulldog has compiled a list of books to read over the summer.
As I roamed the hallways, I collected a wide variety of suggestions for students to read this summer. Dark, futuristic books seemed to be the trend for most students. Freshman Ana Elhom suggested Divergent and The Hunger Games, with gloomy endings to keep the reader flipping pages. Bullis Junior Tyler Gutman (’15) recommended reading Lone Survivor and Enders Game, while Ms. O’Neil suggests reading Rule of the Bone, a novel about teens coming of age.
“Summer reading loss is the decline of reading skills when you’re away from the classroom,” Ms. Lombardo remarked.
Mosquito Coast, The Silk Worm and The Man who was Thursday are not the only books that teachers suggest for students; Ms. Semple notes, “The teen genre has exploded. More authors are writing for young adults.” She explained that teens are attracted to the idea of the dystopian future, and students agreed: “It’s all about dystopian novels,” expressed Allison Bass.
Let this summer be the time reading becomes more than a requirement but an enjoyment. Hopefully, with these suggestions, students will find one that appeals to their interests. Don’t judge a book by its cover, open the book and let the words take you away.