Honors English 11

Read the following:

  1. Ayn Rand's Anthem
  2. Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven

A description of Anthem from Goodreads:

"In Anthem, Rand examines a frightening future in which individuals have no name, no independence, and no values. Equality 7-2521 lives in the dark ages of the future where all decisions are made by committee, all people live in collectives, and all traces of individualism have been wiped out." 

A description of Station Eleven from Goodreads:

"An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity."

Summer Reading Assignments 
  1. Read the novels listed above, annotate accordingly, and take extensive notes over each. Failure to do so will be detrimental to your performance on first quarter assessments.
  2. Procure a Cincinnati Public Library card in your name. You don’t have to travel downtown; a branch library will issue a card. Check the website for an online card application, information about a location near you, and hours of operation. Library cards will be checked during the first weeks of school. 
Additional Summer Reading Assessments
During the first quarter, students will participate in additional summer reading assessments including discussions, research, writing, and objective testing. Because summer reading assignments and assessments become a significant portion of the first quarter grade, students are advised to read carefully.


Students may see Ms. DeBlasio or Mr. Wahl before the end of the school year to check out Anthem. You will need to obtain your own copy of Station Eleven.