MONSIGNOR FARRELL HS

Class of 2024 Summer Reading


Incoming Freshmen Assignments



Summer reading books are not sold through Monsignor Farrell High School.  You may purchase your books at the store of your choice.

English 9 Scholars

1. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

ISBN-13: 978-0684801223

2. A Separate Peace by John Knowles

ISBN-13: 978-0743253970

Assignment:

As you are reading these classic works of fiction, please take note of the prominent themes, conflicts, and symbols for each work. Please annotate as you are reading, in addition to keeping separate notes. You will be expected to write an in-class essay for each work upon your arrival to school in September.

English 9 Honors

1. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

ISBN-13: 978-0684801223

2. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

ISBN-13: 978-0767905923

Assignment:

As you are reading the classic work of fiction The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, please take note of the prominent themes, conflicts, and symbols. You will be expected to write an in-class essay on this classic work in September.

For the non-fiction book Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom, please annotate as you are reading, and take note of the important lessons that Mitch Albom learns from his mentor, Morrie Schwartz. Also, please take note of Morrie’s aphorisms and the significance of their meaning. You will be given a written exam on this work upon your arrival at school in September.

English 9 Regents

1. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

ISBN-13: 978-0767905923

2. The Warrior’s Heart by Eric Greitens

ISBN: 9780544104815

Assignment:

Read each of the novels before school begins in September. Annotate / take notes in preparation for an in-class written response and a test.

Please email Ms. Marchese, Department of English Chairperson, with any questions regarding summer reading.