we all hate it. this is not a secret. summer reading assignments have long been the bane of teenage existance (right up there with domineering mothers and acne). and the choices? usually suck. too many of my past summer reading assignments, while not horrible, have been dampened by the looming threat of essays and question packets--in summer. it's like child abuse but worse.
but, once in a blue moon, the man? they get it right.
since im in honors again, i of course have to read five books to my more simple-minded classmates one. these five are:
all fine choices, in their own right. but the creme de la creme? the novel that prompted me into the illustrious world of YA? the novel that has brought thousands to their knees? the novel that i can now talk about till my mouth bleeds and get graded for?
Wednesday, July 14, 2010