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Carlmont High School

We are very excited to announce our new summer reading program: One School One Book. You may have heard of other schools which partake in this program; even entire cities have done this.

Here it is in a nutshell: the whole school reads one summer reading book.

The goals of the program are simply to build literacy and to build community. To that end, all levels of English will be reading the same summer reading novel.

The novel was selected by student vote.

Our advanced classes will have additional books to read, but they will also read the summer reading selection. Again, ALL LEVELS OF ENGLISH will read the SAME NOVEL.

Advanced StudentsTop of Page

Students who will be enrolling in Advanced English or AP English classes will read this book, and they will have an additional assignment. Please check the link below for the additional assignment.

Summer Reading Full List

About the bookTop of Page

Ready Player One is a 2011 science fiction and dystopian novel by Ernest Cline. In 2012, the book received an Alex Award from the Young Adult Library Services Association division of the American Library Association[1] and won the 2012 Prometheus Award.[2]

Cline sold the novel in June 2010, in a bidding war to the Crown Publishing Group (a division of Random House).[3] The book was published on August 16, 2011.[4]The audiobook is narrated by Wil Wheaton, who also happens to cameo in the story as the Vice-President of the OASIS.[5]

A film adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg is slated to begin production in spring 2016.

Reviews of the BookTop of Page

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines...