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David Prouty High School Summer 2024

David Prouty High School Summer Reading 2024

Reading has many proven benefits.  To name a few, reading can improve your sleep, increase your vocabulary, help you live longer, improve your relationships, reduce stress, and decrease symptoms of depression.  Summer is the perfect time to grab a book and start reading!


  • Select one of the 16 books below.
    • Students who are enrolled in two ELA classes will need to read two books.
  • Read it thoroughly.
  • Be prepared to take a test on your chosen book in your ELA class on Tuesday, September 3rd.


Summer reading will be worth:

  • A test grade in your ELA class
    • On Tuesday, September 3rd, all students will take a multiple choice test on their chosen book from the DPHS Summer Reading list.
    • A passing grade will earn a 100 for a test grade in PowerSchool to start Quarter 1.

You can access the following books for FREE at:

  • The DPHS Library:  Our Library has copies of most of the following titles.
  • Sora:  Sora has most of the books in ebook and audiobook versions.
    • Access Sora through the Library Group on Schoology on any device.  Click on “Resources” on the left-hand side of the screen, then click on the Orange Folder: Sora eBook and Audiobook Collection.  Once you are redirected, you can search for any of the following titles.
    • Download the Sora app on your phone.  If you have not already done so, you will need to set up your account by logging in with your SEBRSD Google account and select David Prouty High as your school.  Then, you can search for any title there.
  • DPHS Little Free Library:  Check out the Little Free Library along the sidewalk outside of the school!  A Spencer Cultural Council grant helped provide the Little Free Library books. It was just updated with Summer Reading titles.
  • Richard Sugden Library, Spencer, or the East Brookfield Public Library:  Both public libraries have these titles or can order them for you.
  • Search the Richard Sugden Library catalog here. The library also has e-books and e-audiobooks that can be found on Libby.
    You need your library card and password (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number, unless you changed it. Give us a call (508-885-7513 x1) and we can quickly confirm/edit information for you.
  • Search the East Brookfield Library catalog here.

Book Titles:  Check the DPHS Summer Reading Slideshow for More Information!

Author Title Genre
Acevedo, Elizabeth  The Poet X Fiction/Poetry
Alexie, Sherman The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Fiction
Anderson, Laurie Speak Fiction
Brown, Pierce Red Rising Sci-Fi/Dystopian 
Cheripko, Jan Imitate the Tiger Fiction
Christie, Agatha And Then There Were None Mystery
Gantos, Jack A Hole in My Life Memoir
Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime Mystery
Herren, Chris Basketball Junkie:  A Memoir Autobiography
King, Stephen Night Shift Horror
Murray, Jaye Bottled Up Fiction
Noah, Trevor Born a Crime Autobiography
Thomas, Lex Quarantine: The Loners Horror/Thriller
Shandler, Sara Ophelia Speaks Autobiographical essays
Stone, Tamara Every Last Word Fiction 
Wilson, Kevin Nothing to See Here Fiction