AP Reading List – Book-A-Day: Surfacing

Author:  Margaret Atwood Category:  Fiction What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room: Chris: “A woman returns to her home town to try to find her missing father.  While there, she discovers some hard truths about herself.  Not my favorite of Atwood’s books, but worthy of a read.” Ethan: “Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing examines the struggle … Read more

AP Reading List – Book-A-Day: Wings

Author: Aprilynne Pike Category:  Growing up What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room: Taylor: “This book is about a girl who has always been different from everyone else around her. One day she grows flower petals on her back and finds out she is a fairy. She must keep this secret from her parents … Read more

AP Reading List – Book-A-Day: The Tree Bride

Author:  Bharati Mukherjee Category:  Fiction What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room: Chris: “This is a sequel to a book called Desirable Daughters that I didn’t like.  This one is better, but still not on par with some other literature coming out of India.” Ethan: “Tree bride takes the popular “resistance against the corrupt … Read more

AP Reading List – Book-A-Day: Speak

Author:  Laurie Halse Anderson Category:  Growing up What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room: Taylor: “Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own … Read more

AP Reading List – Book-A-Day: Truman

Author: David McCullough Category: Biography What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room: Daniel: “In college there is a saying: “don’t take classes, take faculty”, meaning attend the planned lectures of engaging professors over the selection of a specific topic of interest. David McCullough has a masterful command of words and is a breathtaking storyteller. … Read more

AP Reading List – Book-A-Day: The Wild Duck

Author:  Henrik Ibsen Category:  Drama What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room: Chris: “Is it possible to have too much truth?  Absolutely.  Read this and discover what happens when hidden secrets are shown the light of day.” Ethan: “Ibsen sets up The Wild Duck with more than enough stage conventions to compete with today’s … Read more

AP Reading List – Book-A-Day: Uglies

Author: Scott Westerfield Category: Young Adult What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room: Taylor: “Tally’s adventures begin in Uglies, where she learns the truth about what life as a Pretty really means. She rebels against the surgery that will make her a Pretty, but ultimately succumbs. In Pretties, Tally has forgotten all about her … Read more

AP Reading List – Book-A-Day: The Republic

Author: Plato Category: Philosophy What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room: Daniel: “English philosopher Alfred North Whitehead said, “All of Western thought us nothing more than a series of footnotes to Plato”. Plato’s mentor, Socrates is a main player in this work and leads us up to the his death by the citizens of … Read more