Posted by Chris on September 16, 1999 at 09:11:10:
In Reply to: reading posted by Sarah M. on September 16, 1999 at 07:56:26:
: You've forgotten that for today's highschoolers, even Cliff Notes are too long, too hard to read!! I thoroughly enjoyed the works of Jane Austin, who I admired for her ability to articulate great sentances and paragraphs, to tell stories. But today, students need books a la Hollywood. Short sentances, no substance...
Wait a minute, folks. Don't paint all highschoolers with the same brush. I know plenty of them who would discuss Charles Dickens and Jane Austin with you to your heart's content (and theirs). My son gave me Willa Cather for Christmas last year. You just don't read about them in the media.
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