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Book Suggestions for March - Books you should have read in school

A former member
Post #: 121
Please use this thread to suggest books for March, the category is 'books you should have read in school." You can suggest any book that fits. In your suggestion, please post the title and author, along with some kind of description or summary of why this would be a good choice - You can also link to external content, Amazon, Wikipedia, maybe a NY Times Book Review.

Anyone can suggest books in this thread. We will vote at January's meeting.
A former member
Post #: 124
And again, I'll kick off the suggestions with the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

From wikipedia:

The Great Gatsby is a novel by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. First published in 1925, it is set on Long Island's North Shore and in New York City from spring to autumn of 1922.

The novel takes place following the First World War. American society enjoyed prosperity during the "roaring" 1920s as the economy soared. At the same time, Prohibition, the ban on the sale and manufacture of alcohol as mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment, made millionaires out of bootleggers. After its republishing in 1945 and 1953, it quickly found a wide readership and is today widely regarded as a paragon of the Great American Novel, and a literary classic. The Modern Library named it the second best novel of the 20th Century.
Durham, NC
Post #: 16
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Hard Love, by Ellen Wittlinger

This contemporary novel is set in the world of homemade zines (magazines) finds 16-year-old John “Gio” Galardi, Jr., falling in love with the amazing Marisol Guzman, a self-proclaimed Puerto Rican Cuban Yankee Lesbian. The two form an unlikely friendship based on zines, alienation, and dreams of escape. John questions his own sexuality as he struggles with his unrequited love for Marisol, who has no doubts at all about who she is. Hard Love is an absorbing book about loss, love, trust, family, transformation, and, interestingly, authorship. Winner of the American Library Association Michael L. Printz Honor the Lambda Literary Award. Many positive reviews from librarians and college students, although the book is YA.

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