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Q: Back to School time! Create a reading list for the imaginary English Lit class you'll be teaching this semester.
TMI by Patty Blount - because it's all about what happens when you text someone something or post something on Facebook and things get out of hand. Students NEED to read this book
Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott - just read this one. It's about two people who suffers major losses in life, and come together. It's a story that has a personal meaning to me.
Divergent by Veronica Roth - this book is practically a classic. EVERYONE should read at least this book in the trilogy.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke - this book is GORGEOUS. And haunting. And beautiful. And amazing. I would tell people to read this book for the prose alone.
Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller - This book is another contemporary novel that tore at me. There was something about Callie, something so broken. You hated her for wanting to help her mother despite how badly her mother treated her, but you felt for Callie, because she cares so much. This is definitely a story I would want students to read, because it really digs into relationships and trust. And not in the over-commercialized New Adult contemporary romance way (this book isn't New Adult).
Why did I not take the "classics" route, like I see so many other FF hoppers do? Because, as a recently graduated high school student, I KNOW what's in the curriculum, especially for AP and GT students (the smarties). We read books like The Odyssey, The Scarlet Letter, To Kill A Mockingbird, etc., in school. Why would I list books already in schools' curriculum? I listed books that ARE NOT in schools' curriculum, that I think all students should read anyway (in school or out of school).