Feature & Follow Friday #15


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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.

Well I would want to try and choose books that teenagers are going to enjoy reading and learn something from them:


Looking For Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta- her books always have such strong messages about growing up.

Harry Potter By J.K. Rowling - it's one of the reasons I found my love of reading, and I'm not alone. So I think these books can inspire many kids to love reading too!

Emma by Jane Austen - Although Persuasion is my favourite of Austen's novels, I think Emma had some good messages in it. I remember one of our school's assignments was to compare it to the movie Clueless which in was loosely based on.

The Diary Of Anne Frank by Anne Frank - This one really effected me when I read it in school.

Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden - A great entertaining book that makes you question what you would do in the same situation these kids are in

That's all I can think of for now, although when I see everyone else's lists I'll probably realise how many I missed :)

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24 comments:

  1. Hopping through. Definitely Melina Marchetta. I love her books. Especially Jellicoe Road.
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    1. Yeah, Melina's books are so amazing! :)

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  2. Ah...I'm going to endure all reading all these books in your class, Ma'am, as long as I'm free to read all the 7 Potter books.

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    1. In my class it's a MUST - you have to read & LOVE all Harry Potter books hehe!! :D

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  3. Love the list! :) I definitely agree about Anne Frank, it's a must for teens to read. The Aussies and Brits are really represented here - but then, they do write some of the best! Old follower passing through.

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    1. That's funny, I didn't even realise I picked mainly Aussie & Brit authors...must be my patriotic sub-conscience haha!! We do have some great authors through :D

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  4. Anne Frank is a great choice. Her story is really heartbreaking but it makes the horrors of the Holocaust relateable.

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    1. Heartbreaking is most certainly is, I certainly learnt a lot from it.

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  5. I read Looking For Alibrandi for school! In Year 10, I think. It's probably the best school assigned book I've read. Other classes that year also read Tomorrow When the War Began, which I read later. I think we even started The Diary of Anne Frank one time...

    And this is the part where I admit I haven't read Harry Potter and run away to hide...

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    1. We read Looking for Alibrandi too & I loved it! I actually enjoyed that class!!

      Now as for you not having read Harry Potter, I think that deserves a weeks detention...where you will sit and read the entire series (which is actually a pretty cool detention is you ask me hehe!)

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  6. Cool picks. Happy weekend :)

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  7. Amy definitely Anne Frank! I actually read Looking for Alibrandi for school. John Marsden is also another favourite, lots of awesome Australian Authors in your list :D

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    1. Yep, just me flying the Aussie author flag here :D It seems Alibrandi was a popular one in high school, I remember we all loved reading it :)

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  8. I completely forgot about Anne Frank!! Great list!

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    1. Anne Frank was probably the most memorable one I read in school - so emotional. Thanks for Twitter follow - following back :)

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  9. I was going to say that you could make them watch "Clueless" after reading "Emma" & one of your previous teachers already beat me to it! What a great assignment! I wish I'd had to do that when I was in high school. :)

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    1. Haha, I couldn't believe it when they said we were going to be watching Clueless as an assignment, I already knew practically every line by heart!! But I guess it worked cause everyone loved doing the assignment! :)

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  10. Harry Potter is a must read for any lit class.

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    1. Truer words have never been spoken! :D

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  11. You'll never go wrong with Harry Potter! ;)

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    1. Yep HP is a must for anyone taking my class :D

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  12. Anne Frank! I can't believe I forgot that one! Great list of books, I would enjoy your class. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I followed back via Bloglovin :)
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    1. Thanks B, your welcome to take my class anytime hehe :D

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