Liz wrote:Joni wrote:I'll start with my list of Books:
--The Catcher In The Rye
Hi Joni. I thought it very interesting when that book came up on my son's list of books to study this year in the 11th grade. Can't wait to discuss that with him, even though I have yet to read it.
What a riot! I first read it when I was in Grade 11 as well! (Americans say 11th Grade; Canadians say Grade 11 -- just an interesting little observation.)
I still have my rather ratty copy (from 1971), falling apart and taped up, with all my notes written in pencil in the margins. I love going back and looking at what I underlined as being important at the time. I think this is my all-time favourite book. I wrote a killer essay on it and if I recall, got a very high mark for it. It's easy to write about what you love.
I hope you enjoy it, Liz. Holden Caulfield is really a hilarious character; the book is full of interesting characters. I've never laughed so much while reading a book, and still do when I re-read it.
I'd be interested in what your son (and you) have to say about it!