What are the Best Books you Read in High School?
A Southern Lehigh High School student recently shared her thoughts on the best books her peers will read in high school English in an opinion piece in the Solehi student newspaper. What would you pick?
The managing editor of the Southern Lehigh High School student newspaper recently shared her thoughts on the best books her peers will read in high school English class in an opinion piece in the student newspaper, The Spotlight.
Lauren Gross, writing in The Spotlight's February edition, said that while her classmates may feel overwhelmed by the countless numbers of novels they are asked to read for English class, there are actually some on the list worth their attention beyond cramming for a midterm or final exam.
"As crazy as it may seem, a handful of the books assigned to us are great stories, written in real English, and might actually leave a lasting impression," Gross writes.
Gross then puts forth her top picks for "must-read" Solehi reading assignments for each grade level:
- Freshman Year: To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
- Sophomore Year: Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer
- Junior Year: The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Senior Year: Beowulf, author unknown
Do you agree with Gross' selections for best books students will read in high school English class? Have a better assigment to propose? Take our poll below and share your thoughts in the comments. Can't remember what you had for breakfast, let alone what you read in high school? Tell us that too!