Teen Summer Reading

For Grades 7-13 (college freshmen)




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Teen Summer Challenge: 

For Grades 7-13 (college freshmen)


Earn a raffle ticket when you check out 1 or more items at the Adult Circulation Desk. You'll also earn a spin on the prize wheel! (One spin allowed per day.)

Sign up at the Adult Circulation Desk beginning on Monday, June 17. Last day to earn raffle tickets is Friday, August 2.  




Shepherd Hill Summer Reading 2024


A Few Important Notes on Summer Reading from Shepherd Hill: 

  • All students are required to read at least one book from this year's summer reading list
  • Books required for AP classes do not count towards summer reading. 
  • You may choose any book from the list; it does not need to be selected by one of your teachers. 
  • Some books on this list may have appeared on a previous summer reading list, and some may have been made into TV shows and movies. You're welcome to watch the adaptations of the book (compare and discuss with friends!), but you must also read the book. 
  • You must choose a book that you have not already used for a summer reading assignment.
  • English teachers will assess your knowledge of the book in the fall. 


Click here to view the books on this year's list. 

MA Teen Choice Award

And the Winner is....

The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson is Our Top Teen Pick!

Over 1,000 teens in the Commonwealth have voted and the winning book for the second Massachusetts Teen Choice Book Award is the novel The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson (Katherine Tegan Books, 2022).  The first runner-up is I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys (Philomel Books, 2022) and the second runner up is The Getaway by Lamar Giles (Scholastic Press, 2022).  The Massachusetts Teen Choice Book Award is the only award in the Bay State that invites students in grades 7-12 to vote for their top new books.


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