…what teens are reading

My freshman, or perhaps junior high, English teacher made us read [The Outsiders] for class. She evidently thought this was a ‘hip’ book to read because she could then show us the movie afterwards. Guess what book she chose not to require us to read. Catcher in the Rye, which of course we would have liked more. We didn’t read it, however, because there was no corresponding movie. Now that I think about it, we didn’t read a single book that didn’t have a movie adaptation. And the day after the test of the book, we would all have to sit and watch the movie. I swear I didn’t learn a thing in my English classes. I have to make up for it now.” Jessica Crispin…what teens are readingBookSlut.com)