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Summer Reading 2017



In the spirit of One Book, One New York, an initiative in which all New Yorkers have been invited to read the same book simultaneously, Calhoun High School has also selected one summer reading title for our students. In doing so, we strive to build a community of readers and bring individuals together in conversation about universal themes. This year’s selection is John Corey Whaley’s Highly Illogical Behavior. Enjoy the summer with a good book!!

All students in grades 9-12 are expected to read Highly Illogical Behavior over the summer. If you are a senior taking an AP class, please see below as well as the above tabs.

* E4AP Language and Composition: You must complete the AP assignment explained in the above tab and are invited to read Highly Illogical Behavior.

* E4AP Literature and Composition: You must complete the AP assignment as well as read Highly Illogical Behavior. Highly Illogical Behavior is due by Monday, September 11.

Highly Illogical Behavior

By John Corey Whaley
​Realistic, humorous, and touching, Highly Illogical Behavior is a young adult novel about 16 year-old Solomon who suffers from agoraphobia and has not left his home in three years. Solomon is befriended by high school senior Lisa, who is going through the college application process and wants desperately to be accepted into a psychology program. What begins as a means for Lisa to get what she wants transforms into a soul-searching, self-reflective journey of friendship, respect, understanding, and ultimately, empathy. Everyone can relate to the characters’ fears, insecurities, and need to belong.

Hardcover and digital copies of Highly Illogical Behavior are available now at your local library or favorite retailer.
Paperback edition will be released on June 13.