Jeannie in NJ Posted May 27, 2009 Share Posted May 27, 2009 my dd is going into public school for the first time into 9th grade. She is required to read and journal 2 books from the school's reading list. Well, there are 40 books on the list and except for 4 of them all the rest are very depressing (none that I have heard of but from the descriptions they are either about abusive or alcoholic parents or about teens facing dealth. There are even quite a few Stephen King books on there, for ex. Carrie (I have not read the book but I saw the movie and if the book is like the movie, just what I would want my dd going into high school to read, a book about a girl that kills most of the kids on Prom Night). Yikes. The only books that I have even heard of are All Creatures Great and Small Christy The Hobbit A Tree Grows in Brooklyn DD is leaning towards Christy and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Honestly the other 36 books either deal with death, abusive parents or horror?murder. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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