Welcome to Holy Family! As part of this year’s freshman orientation, the English Department at Holy Family would like to welcome our new students with the wonderful gift of literature! In order to promote good reading and discussion practices in preparation for English classes at Holy Family, we are requiring each incoming student to read a book over the summer. During freshman orientation and the first weeks of freshman English courses, your student will use these books to practice effective reading strategies, discuss literature intelligently, encounter common themes in high school literature, and meet fellow students through literature. Feel free to choose from the following exciting opportunities:

The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Raven Summer
The Looking-Glass Wars
Lockdown: Escape from the Furnace, Book 1
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Holy Family will supply copies of all novels; first come, first served for novel choices! If supplies run out of a preferred title, students may obtain a copy from their local public library. Copies will be available during the math placement dates of June 3 or in the school office beginning June 1.