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.).
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Cadence has a dark secret. So dark that not even she knows it. Every summer Cadence vacations on her family’s private island off Cape Cod where her family hides their sordid lives behind their money, her cousins are her best friends, and the family outsider, Gat, becomes her first love. So what makes this a great mystery? During her stay on the island when she is 15 years old, Cadence suffers a severe head injury that impacts her ability to remember the events of that year. It is now two years later and we journey with Cadence back to the island as she attempts to put the pieces of that summer together. Little by little Cadence begins to remember and reveal fragments of that summer leading to an unexpected twist that leaves the reader stunned with emotion and surprise. This book will capture you from beginning to end with its suspenseful plot and shocking ending.