Thursday, December 01, 2005

Overheard



I listened to a group of high school students bemoaning the books they "had" to read for their English classes. What intrigued me was when they mentioned Fahrenheit 451 as one of the titles they were reading, each one of them commented "That is a great (cool, awesome) book."

Apparently the power of Bradbury's story cannot be overcome by teaching it. The kids still love that book.

1 comment:

Mindy said...

I am starting to go back and read some of the books assigned in high school and college that I hated at the time... I'm learning that I should have given a lot more books a chance even though they were assigned.

I'm glad kids are still liking Fahrenheit 451. That's one of my favorite books.