Monday, February 27, 2012
Classics in YA
The more YA books I read the more references to the classics I stumble upon. In Beautiful Chaos (# 3 in the Caster Chronicles Series)they reference The Crucible and Of Mine and Men. Twilight referenced Wuthering Heights over and over again. Of course my mind goes blank and I can't think of any more, but I know there are tons. I've read Of Mice and Men. Never read The Crucible or Wuthering Heights. So when they get referenced in a way that relates to the story, I have to just try to figure out why. Sometimes it is explained, but I feel like I would understand better if I had actually read the classic. Anyone else come across this?
Also I don't know if it was my high school, but most of the classics that you supposedly should have read in high school, I never had to read any of them. And I'm pretty sure Of Mice and Men, I read in middle school. I'm curious, what books were you assigned in high school?