Access the Text

Gordo is available as an e-book for all incoming 9th grade students through the ebook platform OverDrive. Follow the directions provided below.

If you cannot access the e-book or if you prefer hardcopy, please email Mr. Caldwell, the 9th Grade Program Coordinator, at, and we will ship you a copy of the book. All options are free of charge.   

E-Book Directions

Reading on a Laptop

  1. Go directly to the e-book.
  2. Login to OverDrive using your PEA credentials. This should be the same username and login given to you for your email account.
  3. Select “Borrow”to begin reading.

Reading on a Mobile Device

  1. Install the Sora app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or go to
  2. In Sora, find Phillips Exeter Academy, then sign in.
  3. Use the search to find Gordo.
  4. Select “Borrow” to begin reading.

Common Read Committee

  • Mr. Caldwell (English)
  • Dean Camilus (OMA)
  • Ms. Hurley (Health)
  • Ms. Langevin (Health)
  • Ms. Rohloff (Library)
  • Ms. Soucy (Health)
  • Ms. Waterman (Science)

Get In Touch

Phillips Exeter Academy

20 Main Street
Exeter, NH 03885