A fifteen-year-old’s perspective on Perspectives in American Literature

So, Andrew is taking Perspectives in American Literature this semester–and already they’ve been reading like gangbusters. Well, if gangbusters read, that is. More accurately, they’ve been reading like high school sophomores in Perspectives in American Literature.

Here’s his take so far:

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Once I figured out it’s one of those books without a plot, I kind of liked it.

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Everyone in class is complaining about this, but I’m enjoying it.

He really liked reading the play format and said he could see the whole story in his head. Then he wanted to know, since he’s enjoying Perspectives in American Lit so much, if he has a “literary mind.”

I told him he might. He just might.


Filed under Books, Getting Schooled, Kids, Reading

2 responses to “A fifteen-year-old’s perspective on Perspectives in American Literature

  1. Pingback: Read literature like a Pro: A Cheat-Sheet « Wandering Mirages

  2. Von

    Hi Charity!!

    I followed your link from the Village. 🙂 I have a 15 year old, too. We’re reading classic short stories together and I’m amazed at how much more my daughter gets out of them than I did when I was her age. She hates to write, yet shes a natural at picking out grammatical mistakes and figuring out themes and plots, etc. Go figure. 🙂

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