Lincoln-Sudbury RHS Summer Reading 2024: INFO for NEW STUDENTS

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STEP 1. Choose a book (from the list below).

STEP 2. Complete this form for New Students

(This link is only for students who will be entering LS during the 2024-2025 school year--from Curtis, Lincoln, Boston, other schools, etc.)

STEP 3. Participate in book discussions in mid-September 2024. 

(Students will be assigned to a discussion room based on their book choice and grade level.)  

BOOK CHOICES (5 Options)

Accountable by Dashka Slater    l    Adult Nonfiction    l    480 pages    l    9.25 hours (audiobook)

Publisher Description: When a high school student started a private Instagram account that used racist and sexist memes to make his friends laugh, he thought of it as “edgy” humor. Over time, the edge got sharper. Then a few other kids found out about the account. Pretty soon, everyone knew. Ultimately no one in the small town of Albany, California, was safe from the repercussions of the account’s discovery. Not the girls targeted by the posts. Not the boy who created the account. Not the group of kids who followed it. Not the adults—educators and parents—whose attempts to fix things too often made them worse. In the end, no one was laughing. And everyone was left asking: Where does accountability end for online speech that harms? And what does accountability even mean?

I Must Betray You by Ruta Septys    l    Young Adult Historical Thriller Fiction    l    321 pages  l   7.2 hours (audiobook)

Publisher Description: Romania, 1989. Communist regimes are crumbling across Europe. Seventeen-year-old Cristian Florescu dreams of becoming a writer, but Romanians aren’t free to dream; they are bound by rules and force. Amidst the tyrannical dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu in a country governed by isolation and fear, Cristian is blackmailed by the secret police to become an informer. He’s left with only two choices: betray everyone and everything he loves—or use his position to creatively undermine the most notoriously evil dictator in Eastern Europe. Cristian risks everything to unmask the truth behind the regime, give voice to fellow Romanians, and expose to the world what is happening in his country. He eagerly joins the revolution to fight for change when the time arrives. But what is the cost of freedom?

The Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay   l   Young Adult Realistic Fiction   l   323 pages    l    9 hours (audiobook)

Publisher Description: Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall. But when he discovers that his Filipino cousin Jun was murdered as part of President Duterte’s war on drugs, and no one in the family wants to talk about what happened, Jay travels to the Philippines to find out the real story.​ Hoping to uncover more about Jun and the events that led to his death, Jay is forced to reckon with the many sides of his cousin before he can face the whole horrible truth—and the part he played in it.

The Red Palace by June Hur    l    Young Adult Mystery and Historical Fiction    l    336 pages   l   8.75 hours (audiobook)

Publisher Description:  Joseon (Korea), 1758. There are few options available to illegitimate daughters in the capital city, but through hard work and study, eighteen-year-old Hyeon has earned a position as a palace nurse. All she wants is to keep her head down, do a good job, and perhaps finally win her estranged father's approval.But Hyeon is suddenly thrust into the dark and dangerous world of court politics when someone murders four women in a single night, and the prime suspect is Hyeon's closest friend and mentor. Determined to prove her beloved teacher's innocence, Hyeon launches her own secret investigation.In her hunt for the truth, she encounters Eojin, a young police inspector also searching for the killer. When evidence begins to point to the Crown Prince himself as the murderer, Hyeon and Eojin must work together to search the darkest corners of the palace to uncover the deadly secrets behind the bloodshed.

The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas    l    Young Adult Fantasy Fiction    l    352 pages     l     13.5 hours (audiobook)

Adapted Publisher Description: Each decade, the Sun’s power must be replenished so that Sol can keep traveling along the sky and keep the chaotic Obsidian gods at bay. Sol selects ten of the most worthy semidioses to compete in the Sunbearer Trials. The winner carries light and life to all the temples of Reino del Sol, while the loser has the greatest honor of all—they will be sacrificed to Sol. Teo, a seventeen-year-old Jade semidiós and the trans son of the goddess of birds, isn't worried about the Trials--at least, not for himself. His best friend, Niya, is a Gold semidiós and a shoo-in for the Trials. But then, for the first time in over a century, Sol chooses two Jade competitors. Teo, and Xio, the thirteen-year-old child of the god of bad luck. Now they must compete in five trials against Gold opponents who are more powerful and better trained. Worst of all, Teo’s annoyingly handsome ex-best friend, Aurelio, is favored to win. Teo is determined to get himself and his friends through the trials unscathed—for fame, glory, and their own survival.



The summer reading titles are available in print, ebook, and audiobook formats. 

Search for your book in your public library catalog:

If you need a local public library card or ecard, then use the links below:

Hoopla (an app that is available to Boston, Lincoln, and Sudbury library card holders) may be used to access The Sunbearer Trials. The other summer reading book titles do not seem to be available on Hoopla.