7th Grade Summer Reading Assignment Faith Christian Academy 2013-2014 Each student will read ONE of the following novels from the list below. You must choose a novel that you have not read before the summer of 2013. If the book has been released as a movie and you have seen it, you may not choose that novel. Copies of these books may be found at home, the public library, used book stores, or other venues. In addition to reading a novel, you must complete the questions listed below. The novel must be read and the written assignment completed by Tuesday, August 13, 2013. Students in the Honors Program must read TWO of the novels and complete questions for both! Classics (must be the original version) Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery The Yearling by Marjory Rawlings Any book in the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls Historical Fiction The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park Realistic Contemporary Homecoming by Cynthia Voight Hatchet by Gary Paulsen Fantasy Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois This assignment must be typed. All answers must be in complete sentences. This assignment is due on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 and will count as a quiz grade. 1. What is the title of the book you read, and who is the author? 2. (a) Who is your favorite character? (b) Explain 5 traits that describe your favorite character. (c) Which trait(s) do you admire or like the most? Why? (d) Which trait(s) do you not like? Why? 3. (a) Describe the most important event that happened. (b) Explain why you think it is the most important event. (c) How did this event affect/impact the characters and their actions? 4. Give a brief summary of the end of the book. 5. Imagine that you are tweeting a friend about this book. Write a 140 character summary of the book with the most important points.