Posted by Jayne on September 16, 1999 at 21:05:51:
In Reply to: Re: reading posted by Chris on September 16, 1999 at 09:11:10:
: : Gayle,
: : 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...
: : LHK,
: : Sarah
: 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.
You may be out in the wilderness by now and won't read this for awhile; but my 18 yr old son bought a collection of Willa Cather short stories for me for Christmas last year. (Not because it was on my wish list, either. He had read some of her writing and thought I would enjoy it - which I did.) He started a library with much of his high school graduation gift money and has quite a wonderful selection of classics that are his favs.
Such smart boys we have!!
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