Sunday, June 26, 2011
The Sunday Salon: I'm Alive
If anyone is wondering, I am, in fact, still alive.
The thing is, I haven’t actually read that many classics this June. Well, actually, I haven’t read a single classic this month. I’ve been busy looking for a job, and I’m glad to report that I now have one. Maybe the impending sense of doom also known as adulthood has forced me to retreat into the things familiar to me a.k.a being a teenager.
I read a ton of YA novels this month, mostly by Sarah Dessen who has become one of my absolute favorites. She captures that “summer” feeling so well. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green has become one of my favorite books.
The book tackles homosexuality in a completely fresh way, and I really liked the concept of Schroedinger's cat. Basically, Schroedinger states that if you put a cat in a box and cover, the cat is alive and dead at the same time. You won’t know until you open the box, which is a brilliant metaphor for taking risks.
I’m slowly easing back into the classics after reading so much contemporary stuff. I’m currently reading The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier. It’s a young adult classic, which, I think, is a great easing-back-into-classics book.
So, what have you been up to this June? Can you recommend other young adult classics? I would love to hear your thoughts!