I can hardly believe it but some of the Berwyn school started today and my own kids go back on Wednesday. That summer went fast!
This mean it's time for our annual back to school edition of the Monday Discussion.
This year I want to know about the best book you ever HAD to read for school.
I could list many including The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison in 10th Grade American Literature and Beowulf in 9th Grade English, but this year I was reminded on being assigned Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes in 8th grade.
My daughter's 7th grade summer reading assignment was to read The Outsiders by Hinton and another book from a provided list. Flowers for Algernon was there and I book talked it to her. I told her how much I had loved it in Junior High and explained why she would love it. I thought it was a nice readalike for Wonder by R.J. Palacio which she loved in 5th grade. Well, after reading it AND writing her paper, she really loved the novel and I think it is also a book that will stay with her for many years to come.
I think Flowers for Algernon will remain forever as my favorite book I HAD to read because of this extra level of enjoyment I have now had with my own daughter.
What about you? For today's Monday Discussion, think back to your assigned reading days and share the best book you were ever assigned to read.
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