Required summer reading for students entering 12th grade

Required English Department Summer Reading (click on your grade level):

Entering 8th Grade  |  Entering 9th Grade  |  Entering 10th Grade  |  Entering 11th Grade  |  Entering 12th Grade

Summer Reading Instructions:

Mandatory Book Reading

  • Read the mandatory book for your class before the first day of English class.
  • This book will be discussed in class as part of the curriculum.
  • There will be a test on this book in the first quarter of the class.
  • Purchase the book edition with the same ISBN number listed.  This makes class discussion easier.
  • If you have questions, please contact Hank Nusloch at [email protected]

Entering 12th grade 

English IV: Tracks 2-4

Mandatory:   Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

ISBN# 978-0345391803

Audio available on Youtube:

Note: If you are entering 12th grade and taking AP English, you will need to read both the English IV book and the AP book. See below.

Entering 11th or 12th grade and taking AP English 

AP English: Track 1

Mandatory:   Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad  

ISBN # 978-0486264646

Audio available:


  • Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Follow Us



De La Salle High School operates under a non-discriminatory policy which admits students of any race to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school, and further meaning, specifically but not exclusively, a policy of making no discrimination on the basis of race in administration of education policies, application for admission, or scholarship and loan program and athletic and extracurricular programs.