Follow Friday #17

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Feature & Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read!

Q: Back to School. Create a reading list for the imaginary English Lit. class you'll be teaching this semester.
 Oh, how I dread this question, mostly because I begin school on Monday... NOOOO!!! Back to my old socially awkward, bury-my-head-inside-of-a-book ways. Great... *cries silently*

The one class I always excelled in was literature class (for obvious reasons), and I thoroughly enjoy it. My class would be reading a mixture of the standard classics, and also some contemporary novels.

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Rabbit 
I read this in the 6th grade, and it was the first book I didn't have to FORCE myself to read because it thoroughly consumed me. Also, it made me begin thinking about deeper topics like: What if we could live an immortal life? What if humans had that choice? Would I choose a life like that?

Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare 
Such a beautiful play. I was in the 9th grade when I first read this, and although I needed my teacher's help in translating it (don't judge me -_-), I was still thoroughly moved... and pissed off. If Romeo had just waited, like, 2 minutes before killing himself.. ugh!

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kayson
Now, I don't know if this would be that appropriate because of how openly it talks about mental issues, overdosing, suicide, etc. But I think it's really important that kids today be talked to about topics like this because maybe it'll help them get a sort of release or exhale.

Perk of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
When I first saw the movie, I was speechless, especially at the last scene (And I swear in this moment, we are infinite...) But when I read the book, it affected me even more. It helped me drastically because I, like a lot of people, am not the most outgoing person. Therefore, it helped to hear the thoughts of other misfits and outsiders because then I know that I'm not alone in this feeling.

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Carmen Shaw


Carmen N. Shaw is currently a biology major at Georgia State University. She is the owner and developer of the book blog, Understanding Carmen's Story.


  1. Ma'am I may have to skip you class. But that doesn't stop us from being friends outside. :D

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  2. If I had to study a play I'd definitely want to study Romeo & Juliet, it may not be so boring LOL

    Perks of Being a Wallflower would be such a great book to read and study in high school since it's set in high school settings and I'm sure the characters went through very typical high school stuff.

    Girl Interrupted, I've watched the movie but haven't read the book but come to think of it, this would be a fantastic book to read!

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  3. I LOVE your picks! I especially love Tuck and Perks :) Even the movies were some real goodness! :O And Romeo and Juliet made my list too. new follower! :D

  4. I have only read Perks but the other ones sound good too!!

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