Today's Road Trip Wednesday from YA Highway is a topic near and dear to my heart:
This Week's Topic is: Back to school time! What's your favorite book that you had to read for a class?
See, it is back-to-school time. But not for me, for the first time since I was four years old! It is...weird. And kind of awesome. I joined millions of Americans today in the time-honored pastime of folding laundry while watching an afternoon talk show (my 4pm favorite? Ellen!).
But before I get school out of my system altogether, here are some books I loved when they were assigned to me (sorry, Gatsby and Wuthering Heights; I hated you in high school. Silly me.)
This one seems tame by the standards of modern "all the adults have dropped dead and the kids are in charge" books (do we have a more concise name for this genre? "Oldpocalypse"? "Gerondemic"?) but when I was in 7th grade, this seemed nothing short of revolutionary. I wanted to move into my school with a cute boy and loot grocery warehouses!
Of course, if we extend this all the way through grad school, then I have to include one more...