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Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday's Question of the Day!

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Question:
Let's imagine it's the end of the world. Your task as one of the few who will live, is to pick one book that will spread the love for fiction to the next generation. Without picking any religious books - which YA or Adult book would you choose and why?

My Answer: Damn, I'm having a hard time answering my own question haha. After some deliberation, I chose a classic, The Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger. Back in the day it was considered controversial, while current generations see it as a masterpiece. In my opinion, this piece of literature would prove advantageous to future generations of teens. The themes of teenage confusion, angst, sexuality, and rebellion are all realistic and relatable. Also, everything presented in this novel, not only attracts teens but adults as well. Being an English graduate, I've heard teachers dissect every page of this book. I'm sure it will continue to be in classrooms and to influence teens in discussing fiction. So, instead of my temptation in grabbing a YA book, I chose to grab literature that remains timeless.

I'd love to know your thoughts, so leave me a comment :) Have a question idea?
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5 comments:

KindleObsessed said...

Pride and Prejudice by Austen.

Other than being my favorite book ever... I love the way it gives women a voice, shows them that conforming to societies standards are not always the right answer & that you can never fully understand someones intentions or actions unless you take the time to ask.

Great question!

Amy J - Book Addict said...

The only classic I can really remember well is Little Women..LOL

author Scott Nicholson said...

I will go with Animal Farm by George Orwell. I don't know if that counts as YA but it's a parable that will teach people about how to build (and not build) a society.

Scott Nicholson

Vampires and Tofu said...

This is a tough one, but I would have to go with something that would make readers FEEL while conveying an important message and one of the first books I can remember reading that did it for me was Roots by Alex Haley.

The Book Vixen said...

I'd actually have to go with a children's book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Small book, big message. Every child should read this book.

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