Summer Reading

RedQueenCover   BombCover

All students are expected to read both “Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard and “Bomb” by Steve Sheinkin. Copies are available at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Commons and will be shelved under Purcell Marian High School.  

All summer reading assignments will be due August 26, 2016.  


Summer Assignments:

PART A:  Science

Science assignment can be done for either book; students should choose one and complete the assignment provided below.  An example is provided to assist you in developing and formatting your answers.

Science Department Summer Reading Assignment 2016

Science Department Summer Reading Assignment EXAMPLE

PART B:  English, Religion & Social Studies

Students are to turn in one copy of each of the assignments for both “The Red Queen” and “Bomb” to their English teacher, who will distribute to teachers in the other disciplines.

The Red Queen Summer Assignment

Bomb Summer Assignment

All summer reading assignments will be due August 26, 2016.  


About Summer Reading

Purcell Marian High School prides itself on the strength of its academics.  Cavaliers are expected to develop a lifelong love of learning, which is cultivated year-round and founded on the importance of reading. We respect the value of time off in the summer to spend time with family, rejuvenate and relax, and therefore require that only two books are read.  These selections lay the foundation for the upcoming school year for all students.

Summer reading is incorporated into the curriculum across subjects, so it is very important that students return to school in the fall having read the selections and completed all of the assignments, which are carefully coordinated to allow for personal, spiritual, and educational growth throughout the year.