In Grade 11 my class read Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and I fell in love with it. It’s one of the best written books I’ve ever read, and I bought it soon afterwards. It’s one of those stories that just stick with you. Our teacher had the option between 1984 and Brave New World, and he chose the latter one. Both books get compared a lot to each other; and while I haven’t read 1984 yet, I do have the original first Canadian edition of it at home (that’s right – I’m a book collector). This semester in my Fiction class, we’ll be reading 1984, so I’m excited to see which one really is the best (and more accurate) between the two.
In elementary school, my Grade 4 teacher read us Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. And boy, am I glad he did. Mr. Anderson told us Harry Potter was one of the best children’s books he had read in a long time and just had to share it with us. Those four weeks of reading it to us developed such a strong bond between the series and myself. Thank you, Mr. Anderson!