I read this book in grade 7 and it rocked my literary world.
I was just reminded about this book because Merrin, who is going into grade 7, pulled out her summer reading list and English book list for the year.
I read as a kid but I was definitely not a voracious reader ( like my kids are) however, when I was assigned this book from my English teacher, I couldn’t put it down. And since then, I have been hooked on classics. I love David Copperfield, Madame Bovary, To Kill a Mocking Bird and so on.
Now that Merrin will be grade 7, I wonder if she will read it. Her aunt and uncle gave her a kids version of the book a few years ago but she never gravitated towards it.
By the way, when do kids start reading classics? Does anyone know?
I have not read Jane Eyre since grade 7 and really have no plans to. I loved the book so much when I was in my 13 year old mind that I really would hate to change that perspective on the novel. I sometimes do that with movies as well. They make such an imprint on me that the thought of the positive feelings and emotions changing my views on the book or movie, is a place I don’t really want to venture too. But I maybe limiting myself but I think I am just leaving a happy mark on the particular book or movie.
I have a little request…please leave a comment about your favourite classic book or even the first one you read. If I haven’t read it, I probably would like to.
PS I am about to start reading Ana Karenina. I can’t believe I have never read it!
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