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Now Read This! Gateway Books to the Classics

Posted on December 20th, 2011 by Mickie.
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Lately I have seen several teens come into the teen room looking for a “classic” for assigned school reading. These teens don’t look happy. I imagine in their minds the classic is synonymous with old, wordy, too long and B-O-R-I-N-G. And, well, yeah some of them may be (looking at you Tale of Two Cities). BUT–many classics are classics for a reason–they are the precursors of the books we love today.

Just like you can’t have a Raichu without first having Pichu and Pikachu, you just wouldn’t have The Hunger Games without first having Anthem or The City of Ember. You get a lot more understanding out of the books you love if you have read some of the giants who came before…

So still think you don’t like the Classics? I have reverse engineered some of today’s hottest reads (with some help from Figment and the famous Becky) to help you find a Classic that you can enjoy reading…even if you are forced to for school.

If you liked….

Then try this classic…

Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennett meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy--Can they get it together?

If you liked…

Then try this classic….

If you liked…

Try this classic…

This is where Merlin and Arthur and the Watery Tart (if you are a Monty Python Fan) got their start.

If you liked…

Try this classic…

Pirates and villains and BURIED TREASURE! And miles of sun-stroked beaches to be marooned on--sounds like the worst vacation ever, but a really exciting read!

If you liked…

Try this classic….

If you liked…

try this classic…

If you liked…

Try this classic…

They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere! Ah...dashing and elusive...how le romantic. sigh.

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