Classic novels for high schoolers
Popular High School Classics BooksShe passes this on to me so I can read about all the latest books. I am 14, and read everything I can find. I loved the Twilight Saga but soon became bored of the endless rows of vampire novels on shop bookshelves. Can you recommend anything at all which could provide a wonderful story for me to engross myself in? A I have picked out lots of books for teenagers over the past few weeks, from classy new historical fiction to schlocky novels about paranormal and dystopian worlds with which — as you note — the market has become absolutely saturated.
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The more things change, the more they stay the same. The specter of World War II, with its themes of totalitarianism, social fragmentation, mass surveillance, and the decline of individual freedom, looms over many of the novels. Thinking back on my days as a high school English teacher, it feels like I missed an opportunity to teach dystopia as a theme. How can teachers ensure rich, shared learning opportunities without putting their students off reading forever? If your goal is to nurture a lifelong love of reading, a dogmatic reliance on the classics appears to be catastrophic. Schools must change!
And that question is: should young adults read Young Adult fiction? And what counts as Young Adult fiction anyway? It what sense do all of these very different kinds of bookssome very complex and challenging, some very much less soqualify as "teen novels"?
Or maybe you could, you bookworm. Either way, Smokler gives us 10 books and 10 compelling reasons why you should revisit them. It's all too easy to look at the novels assigned to us as high school students as monuments or mist, to be worshiped or abandoned as we did our outfit to the junior prom. That may be a whole lot no-shades-of-gray thinking on my part. Is there a third way? I hope so. I spent the last year rereading the books my high school teachers assigned to me.