English II Book List

  • Speak

    by Laurie Halse Anderson Year Published: 1999

    Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-the-summer party by calling the cops, so her old friends wont talk to her, and people she doesn't know hate her from a distance. It's no use explaining to her parents; they've never known what her life is really like. The safest place for Melinda to be is alone, inseide her own head. But even that's ot safe. Because ther's something she's trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she admitted it and let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have no choice. Melinda would have to speak the truth.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/439288.Speak

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  • Macbeth

    by Shakespeare Year Published:

    http://shakespeare.mit.edu/macbeth/full.html

     

    http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/macbeth/

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  • Animal Farm

    by George Orwell Year Published: 1946

    This remarkable book has been described in many ways--as a masterpiece...a fairy story...a brilliant satire...a frightening view of the furtire. A devastating attack on pig-headed, gluttonous and avarious rulers in an imaginary totalitarian state, it illuminates the range of human experience from love to hate, from comedy to tragedy. "A wise, compassionate and illuminating fable for our time...The steadiness and lucidity of Orwell's wit are reminiscent of Anatole France and even Swift."

     

     http://www.george-orwell.org/Animal_Farm/

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  • Night

    by Elie Wiesel Year Published: 1960

    NIGHT- A terrifying account of the Nazi death camp horror that turns a young Jewish boy into an agonized witness to the death of his family...the death of his innocence...and the death of his God. Penetrating and powerful, as personal as The Diary of Anne Frank, Night awakens the shocking memory of evil at its absolute and carries with it the unforgettable message that this horror must never be allowed to happen again.

     

     http://www.eliewieselfoundation.org/

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