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Interested in an additional reading? Here are some choices!More
If you are opting to read a novel after Flatland, this summer, select it here. You will then be placed in a group which opens up specific activities for that novel. All of these activities are considered "extra credit" for the summer work and will be averaged in to fall grades.
Select My August Novel
For this choice, which novel do you plan to read? (If you change your mind later, simply send Mr. Chisnell a message!) Complete this selection at any point before the end of August.
- Margaret Atwood,Alias Grace. Contemporary Canadian novel about a woman who is imprisoned for murder but doesn't recall the crime. Insightful character development and quite a mystery, the story of 19th century asylums is based on a true account.
- Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange. Perhaps the most disturbing reading on this list, a British novel, is a futuristic morality tale of a battle between society and socio-paths. If we could win, should we?
- Kate Chopin, The Awakening. One of the first American novels of feminism, the story is of extra-marital love and miscegenation (a cool vocabulary word!)—it was criticized and essentially buried for years, but was rediscovered in the 1960s.
- Ursula K. LeGuin, The Left Hand of Darkness. Written in 1969, this is one of the American sci-fi writer’s masterworks about a world called Winter where there is absolutely no fixed gender identity, and that makes the culture and politics . . . dangerous in a different way.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 100 Years of Solitude.Colombian writer, 1967. A powerful but challenging work of magical realism tracing the complicated history of seven generations of a family as it settles a town and ponders time, history, and the impact of the individual on the world.
- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five. Written in 1969, this is one of the American sci-fiwriter’s masterworks about the WWII fire-bombing of Dresden and a time-traveling man who encounters aliens and attempts to change the world. The characters struggle to be human in the face of powerful forces. (Note: If you read this junior year, you will not be permitted to choose this work!)
- Oscar Wilde, Picture of Dorian Gray.British novel of 1890. Grisly and witty story of a man whose evil is buried beneath beauty. Philosophical horror, enjoy the underlying themes of Faust and homosexuality, as well!
Select My August Novel
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