Mommieeeee Posted September 17, 2012 Share Posted September 17, 2012 Hi, My dd16 is enrolled in a British Literature class. They are about 3 weeks in currently. The teacher emailed me and said that my daughter is very disinterested in the book they are reading, Pride and Prejudice. They are watching parts of the movie too. My daughter is really struggling to understand the language and finds it terribly boring. I can't say that I am much better. Literature was not my strong suit. Science and math are. That's why I farmed this class out so I wouldn't have to relive my Literature days. I strongly dislike Shakespeare even to this day because of it. My dd does not read for fun. She reads for necessity. A skill that is definitely not from me. I am a voracious reader. She is a reader when need be. She can definitely research a topic that she is interested in to death though. Mostly nonfiction stuff about animals....her true love. The teacher wants to know if we should even continue with the class if she is going to be disinterested. The other books that they will be reading will be A Beka's British Literature (selections), Best of Sherlock Holmes and The Curates Awakening. Having never had read any of these books, I can't say if she will be disinterested in these either. If I take her out of the class I will have to come up with my own selections of books. Are there newer, more interesting British Literature books available? What are your thoughts on the other two books that will need to be read in class? Similar to P&P? Thanks for any advice given! Mommieeeee Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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