Friday, August 24, 2012
TGIF at GReads is a feature by the fabulous Ginger, who asks us a fun question to answer every week. It's always a joy to be a part of this, and I think everyone certainly should try it out!
This Friday's Question:
Which books would you like to see in today's high school Literature classroom?
This week's question is interesting to me, as I didn't attend high school in the good ol' US of A. I actually went to a Catholic all girls school in the Philippines, where Literature/English classes are treated very differently. The focus was on grammar, spelling and classic literature; the exposure to more recent titles and titles that treated difficult subject matter was definitely nearly non-existent. If I could change all that, and really have classes that focus on literature and what we can learn from it, here are the titles I'd have in my classroom:
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini (Goodreads || My review)
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen (Goodreads || My review)
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (Goodreads)
Divergent by Veronica Roth (Goodreads || My review)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Goodreads || My review)
Between You & Me by Marisa Calin (Goodreads || My review)
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (Goodreads || My review)
The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg (Goodreads)
Lola & the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins (Goodreads || My review)
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (Goodreads || My review)
Eon & Eona by Alison Goodman (Goodreads || Goodreads || Macky & I discuss this book)