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05 March 2010 @ 09:30 am
Required Reading Wins!  
I had a few of these as well, but I'm more prone to like books than to not like the.

1) Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.  This book was what got me into her.  It was compelling and touching and a fantastic book to read.  I also liked Hatchet that we had to read that year too.

2) A Streetcar Named Desire.  Though I like a lot of plays and usually find reading them fun, this one was especially compelling.  The dynamics in it are both compelling and tragic.  While I liked reading Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, The Crucible and others, this one really stands out in my mind.

3) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.  Many in my class found this book confusing and hard to get into, but I liked the shifts into the Indian's mind.  It's an entertaining book and a real moving one as well.

4) Regardless of what others have said, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe was one of the better books I read in school.  While I'm not usually a fan of having to flip to a glossary to figure things out, the terms stuck in my head and I had to do that less and less.  About where we got the line of "drinking wine from a human head" (obviously that's a paraphrase) I really got sucked into it.  I found it incredibly sad/depressing but it was what endeared me to the book, watching such shocking cultural changes happen in a very concise way.
☆ Jennay Pants Meridius MacLeod ☆lillongdogwuvr on March 6th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC)
i really enjoyed reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in college. I had the book with the doodles in it. No idea if they're all like that but I found it awesome.