Thursday, July 26, 2012

Follow Friday #26

This Weeks Follow Friday Question:
Summer Reading. What was your favorite book that you were REQUIRED to read when you were in school?
Hmm... lets see. I would have to say that it was Go Ask Alice By Beatrice Sparks and Anonymous. 

January 24th After you've had it, there isn't even life without drugs... It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game. Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city. It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence, her youth -- and ultimately her life. Read her diary. Enter her world. 
You will never forget her.  For thirty-five years, the acclaimed, bestselling first-person account of a teenage girl's harrowing decent into the nightmarish world of drugs has left an indelible mark on generations of teen readers. As powerful -- and as timely -- today as ever, Go Ask Alice remains the definitive book on the horrors of addiction. 
Ah! Literally you will never forget her. It has been so long since I read this novel, but I have never forgotten it. This is such an amazing and haunting novel. I seriously love it. I am pretty sure that we did read it in 8th grade, but I do know for sure that the first time I read it my mom bought it for me to read. So just in case I didn't read this as a mandatory read, though I think I did, I will add my second favorite mandatory read...
That would be The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short of "social") has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back. Ponyboy is a greaser, and he;s always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against the gang of socs for the sake of his fellow greasers -- until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc. The murder gets under Ponyboy's skin, causing his bifurcated world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc or a greaser. This classic, written by S.E. Hinton when she was 16 years old, is as profound today as it was when it was first published in 1967. 
Yes, definitely my second love. And definitely one of my favorite movies =D I read this one the same year as Go Ask Alice. She was definitely one of my favorite english teachers =D 

For the list to add your name and follow others go to Parajunkee's and Alison Can Read's Follow Friday post =]