Over the next few months, we will be revealing the titles that will become the summer reading options for the summer of 2015. Students will select one title from a list of around five novels per grade (In the subject line of the post, “Freshmen” means that the book will be read by incoming freshmen, not existing ones, etc.).
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
The theme of the sophomore summer reading texts is Mysteries, and we are offering a combination of contemporary and classic mysteries. We would be doing a great disservice if we were to leave Agatha Christie off of our list, and Murder on the Orient Express is one of her most famous titles. This novel, featuring Hercule Poirot (one of her most famous detective characters), revolves around the investigation of a murder done at night on a train that is snowed in on its way across Eastern Europe. Like with any good mystery, this book gives you just enough to feel like you are on the case, but the end is … well, we don’t want to spoil anything, do we? If you like suspenseful “whodunit” mysteries, and if you haven’t yet read any Agatha Christie, then this is the book for you.