Wikimedia Commons Not all of us paid attention in high school English class, but that doesn't mean the assigned books weren't worth reading or re-reading. And maybe it's finally time to enjoy "The Grapes of Wrath" and other classics, instead of just the CliffsNotes version. Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Libraryhelped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read.
It's almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn't just for teens anymore. Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous response that came in for this summer's Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll. A whopping 75, of you voted for your favorite young adult novels, blasting past the total for last year's science fiction and fantasy poll at, dare we say it, warp speed.
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Summer is fleeting, just like the youth. But the books that we read in our young days stay with us for the lifetime. Yes, classic novels do look intimidating, but there is a lot of romance, fun and sword wiggling beneath those hideous covers.
The Education Secretary wants a 'national tradition in writing' - but the curriculum should be about literature in English, argues the The Last King of Scotland author. So bring on the Welsh and Scottish books written in English, bring on the books in English written by immigrants like Joseph Conrad author of Heart of Darknessand those written by Irishmen like Seamus Heaney, who would just never want to think of themselves as English. And, of course, bring on at least one great American novel, play or poem.
These classic books, by literary legends like Harper Lee and J. Salinger and modern novelists including J. K Rowling and John Greenwill show your teenager the best that being a bookworm has to offer.
These 10 classic novels for teens are often taught in American high schools, and they're ones you'll want to share with your teenager. Just before they enter high school is a great time to introduce teens to some classic novels and prepare them for the books they may be studying in school. Give your teen a head start by checking out some of these classic novels for high school students.
They get such a chip on their shoulder about these literary chores that many of them grow up and still recoil at the mere mention of the classic books they once pretended to read carefully. Here are 40 books that you probably ignored or, at best, skimmed just to get a passing grade in English class. Was it the Lost Generation wandering aimlessly, or the best vacation ever?
Sponsored by Wednesday Books. Seventeen-year-old Cassandra Mortmain and her family live in a ramshackle old English castle. Here she strives, over six turbulent months, to hone her writing skills.
She 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?