Scroll below to see the comments on the poll. I find it sad that teens aren't even interested in attempting a classic. I mean the comments are crazy! I must be ancient to teens. For one thing my YA group used to be one of the only groups on goodreads and now they are everywhere. You can't look through the groups without finding tons of them. I suppose that what we consider "classic" books do seem to teens like school. I mean.. I remember having to have to read Great Expectations and The Scarlet Letter. OH NO (I actually liked both). I do think though by having teens read only classics in school that this does cause them to think of these books as torture... I think that present day some high schools do have newer books in their reading programs but mine didn't.
I was excited about this month.. having a poll full of classic reads and thought the group would also be excited about it. I have learned in the past I get more participation in a group read if that book is popular that month... so I try to make sure one of those books are on the list. But this time I thought we could branch out. Boy was that a crazy idea!
What do you think?? Are you a teen and love classics? Loathe them? What is your opinion about teens and reading classics? If you are a librarian or teacher how do teens react to classics?
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Voting started on: January 21st
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Holy shit reading that made my IQ drop 10 points.