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Core Novels List by Grade

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2022-2023 Beckman High School Core Novels (by Grade)

Freshman Honors

  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  • Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare (Folger Shakespeare Library)
  • Animal FarmGeorge Orwell

Freshman CP

  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  • Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare (Folger Shakespeare Library)
  • Animal FarmGeorge Orwell

Sophomore Honors

  • A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
  • Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte 
  • The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka (Bantam Classic publication)
  • Macbeth - William Shakespeare (Folger Shakespeare Library)
  • Migrations - Charlotte McConaghy

Sophomore CP

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
  • The House in the Cerulean Sea - TK Klune
  • Lord of the Flies - William Golding

Junior Honors

  • The Crucible - Arthur Miller
  • Narrative of a Slave – Frederick Douglass
  • The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Junior CP

  • Twelve Angry Men - Reginald Rose
  • The Crucible – Arthur Miller
  • Narrative of a Slave – Frederick Douglass
  • The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Senior English Literature AP

  • The Awakening - Kate Chopin (Prestwick House)
  • Pride and  Prejudice - Jane Austin (Prestwick House)
  • Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad (Prestwick House)
  • The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien
  • King Lear - William Shakespeare (Folger Shakespeare Library)

Senior English ERWC

  • 1984 - George Orwell
  • Brave New World - Aldous Huxley