Recommended Reading for grade 11.
Here is a list of books our teacher editors suggest for students in grade 11. Our selections include titles for both girls and boys who have a variety of interests. These selections include both "academic" and "recreational" reading suggestions. Check the synopsis for the book that might interest your student.
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Mark Twain's tale of a young boy's journey on the Mississippi, and the people he meets on the way.
Two dozen rugby players must survive in the Andes mountains when their plane crashes.
This story of World War I ranks in the same class as Crane's Red Badge of Courage in its portrayal of both the horrors and ironies of war. It's a powerful tale that forces its readers to contemplate the terrible price of conflict.
Mark and his diabetic cousin must survive in the wilderness.
Explore the story of King Arthur in this fascinating re-telling by Mary Stewart.
Anne Frank's diary of her time in hiding from the Germans is a classic of hope in a world of despair.
Set against the backdrop of the Bolshevik Revolution, this epic novel was made into a world famous movie. The novel's main character, Dr.Yury Zhivago, lives, loves, heals, and writes poetry in a world that is cruel and chaotic.
Here it is! The beginning of all those vampire stories. Stoker's classic look at the undead can still make you shiver! Perhaps we can say it never dies!
Ender Wiggin is a genius of the future - a military genius who wins any war game thrown at him, but is he smart enough to save Earth from the aliens who have already attacked twice?
The New York Times Bestseller that everyone's talking about! A mystery involving the works of the painter Vermeer told from an intriguing point of view.
The classic tale of love and rebellion during the Civil War. If you've never read it, now is the time! Meet Scarlet and Rhett and all the rest in this deservedly ever-so-famous book!
Steinbeck's stark novel about a family's migration from Oklahoma to California during the days of the dust bowl.
True accounting of a series of Mt. Everest expeditions that go awry in fickle weather.
Murder and foul play abound in Shakespeare's classic tragedy set in the moors of Scotland.
And what would you do if you awoke one morning and discovered you'd been turned into a gigantic, monstrous bug? That's exactly what happens to Gregor Samsa in this story. Check out this famous and intriguing philosophical nightmare!
Accounting of fatal attacks in the national parks in 1968.
Meet Harry Angstrom, star basketball player-and a whole lot more. Enjoy Updike's "poetic prose" in this classic work.
Crane's classic war novel examines important issues with the creation of his young hero, Henry Fleming.
This novel of love, betrayal, prejudice and redemption, set in the American Puritan period, creates the unforgettable characters of Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale and Roger Chillingsworth.
Both a mystery and a crash course in world philosophy that is informative, fascinating and a compelling read.
The inspiring autobiography of Helen Keller, one of history's most courageous women.
Can a shrewish woman be wooed by a canny man seeking her dowry? The story of this volatile courtship is bound to entertain!
A young man's memories of what growing up is really like.
Here you will meet Janie and watch as her life unfolds before you. Hurston's unique style, a combination of lyrical prose and pure dialect, take you back in time into the Florida of the mid-twentieth century. Unforgettable characters and images!
Australian high school students return from a wilderness trip and find that everything at home has changed.
Tolkien was a contemporary of C. S. Lewis and a lover of Norse and Icelandic myths. This book continues Frodo's epic journey through Middle Earth.
If you liked the movie you should try the book! A great story of friendship and its power.
A memoir of a thoughtful, sometimes hysterical walk along sections of the Appalachian Trail.