Opinions of this SCHOOL 9th grade summer Reading List?
What do you think of these books on the School 9th grade English Honors reading list? I'm beginning to wonder where the literary value comes in, and why they don't value classics anymore?
Brown, Jennifer Hate List
At the end of their junior year, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend pulls a gun in the Commons, leaving six students and a teacher dead and many others wounded. Valerie is hit by a bullet in the leg trying to stop him, just before he ends his own life. Until that point, Valerie had no idea that the "hate list" that she and Nick created would be used to target victims in a vengeful shooting spree. For her, the list of tormentors was a way to ease the pain of being bullied. Although the police determine that Valerie had nothing to do with the actual shootings, many people in her community, including her parents, have a hard time believing that she is not at fault, too. With the help of a patient and insightful therapist, Valerie bravely returns to school after the summer to face the challenges before her.
Greene, Michele Keep Sweet
Alva Jane lives in a polygamist compound. She bakes bread for her father's 7 wives and 29 children before heading off to the provincial compound school. Alva Jane's awakening begins with her attraction to her math tutor, who seems headed for leadership within the power structure of the cult. The attraction is mutual and the two secretly plan to start a life together as soon as he can get permission and she is ready to be sealed in marriage. When the young couple is caught in a forbidden kiss,Alva Jane is beaten, imprisoned, and married off to a violent older man.
Going, K. L. King of the Screwups
Liam Geller is Mr. Popularity, but he's got an uncanny ability to screw up in the very ways that tick off his father the most. When Liam finally kicked out of the house, his gay, glam rocker, DJ uncle takes him in. Liam tries to lose his "Mr. Popularity" rep and reinvent himself as studious and nerdy, but he can't hide his charm. Darleen, a hostile classmate Liam tries to befriend, sees right through him. "You'll do what you do, which, if I'm guessing correctly, is to be wildly and naturally popular”.
(The list on the 9th grade class doesn't have any of these books listed or anything with such subject nature.)