Don’t worry this isn’t going to be about who’s hotter, Edward or that other guy. I just thought that title would draw you in. Mwaaaahahaha. Actually this post is about that, or more so not about that. See, the problem is that my 13 year old is an avid reader. She reads ALL the time. She has gone way past reading “grade” level books. So, now she is reading the works of Jane Austin, she loves classics. She’s read Little Women, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Hobbit, and King Arthur, just to name a few. We jokingly tell her that her books take up too much room and that we’d really like her to pick up another hobby such as watching TV or talking to boys. (It’s a joke people! Of course she talks to boys, while I read every line of chat over her shoulder… kidding again!)
She really wants to read something written more recently, something more modern but recent literature, if you can call it that, has two main topics. In her words, she wants to read something that isn’t about sex or vampires. A friend of mine is a high school literature teacher at a local private Christian high school and gave me some recommendations. I’d love to start compiling a list though. I’m looking for quality literature the will help her think and understand the world. What would you add to this list?
To begin, my friend suggested:
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine H.
Lord of the Flies