East Hamilton Middle High School

English IV

English IV
12 Grade
Summer Reading 2024

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1. Choose one of the two novels below.
2. Purchase or borrow a copy from the Chattanooga Public Library (all HCDE students may apply for a free library card)
3. Read entirely and be prepared for a MCQ exam upon returning to school.

The HobbitJ. R. R Tolkien - The Hobbit

  The Hobbit is set in Middle-earth and follows home-loving Bilbo Baggins, who joins the wizard Gandalf and the thirteen dwarves or Thorin's Company, on a quest to reclaim the dwarves' home and treasure from the dragon Smaug. Bilbo's journey takes him from his peaceful rural surroundings into more sinister territory. 

Things They Carried OverTim O'Brien - The Things They Carried

  A masterful collection of linked short stories by American novelist Tim O'Brien, about a platoon of American soldiers fighting on the ground in the Vietnam War.

*Both texts approved by HCDE through the Savvas novel-selection guide.

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