Your English teacher means well, trying to imbue a love of reading, but homeboy is boring as s***. If your eyes glaze over in class and your book reports are cribbed from Wikipedia, you might not need summer school...you might just need Thug Notes. Professor Sparky Sweets, Ph.D, explains what it is:
"Growing up in the hood, while all my other homies were distracted by the poets of the street (2Pac and Biggie), I took solace in the poets of the world. Classical literature was my savior. Barnes & Noble was my church."
Check out Sparky's lecture on "Gatsby" below, and then head over to Guyism for "To Kill A Mockingbird" and "Crime And Punishment." Your ass just might learn something.