It's back to the books for kids around the country, and as teens receive their reading lists, you can be sure they will be filled with books you had to read back when you were in school, too.
It's back to the books for kids around the country, and as teens receive their reading lists, you can be sure they will be filled with books you had to read back when you were in school, too. Your teen may moan and groan about reading them, but some of those classics will be books he can relate to, books he will remember forever, and books he will hate to admit he loves! Here are five books that are likely to top the list and why he'll love them.
1. The Crucible
This classic isn't actually a book, it's a play, which may be one of the reasons so many teens are resistant to the idea of reading Arthur Miller's work. Reading a play is more difficult than reading a book because your teen has to pay attention to who is talking, the staging details, and the information about the setting to get the whole picture. But once he gets past that, The Crucible will almost certainly draw him in.
The tale of the witchcraft trials in Salem is a compelling story of history by itself, but once your child delves deeper into the play, he'll also learn there's another historical perspective at play. Most kids are fascinated to learn that The Crucible is Miller's commentary on the era of McCarthyism, a time in US history in which suspected communists were hunted like witches and also forced to confess to their "sin."
Keep reading for more great classics your teen should read.