has any school, ever, let you study a good modern novel?

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cos mine hasnt, and i havent met anyone yet who has.
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cos mine hasnt, and i havent met anyone yet who has.
my school has. 'snow falling on cedars' which was fairly recent, and also 'bridget jones' diary' which happened to be in conjunction with pride and prejudice (ooh original) but nevertheless it's modern!
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I know that the following have been studied in schools near me:
Snow Falling on Cedars
Enduring Love
The Collector (John Fowles)
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cos mine hasnt, and i havent met anyone yet who has.
Yes, we have read Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo.
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Does 'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Harper Lee count? We did that for GCSE and I really liked it, but we also did 'Pride and Prejudice' as well, to even things out a bit. I liked that too, just not the analysing bit!
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(Original post by *Joanna*)
Does 'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Harper Lee count? We did that for GCSE and I really liked it, but we also did 'Pride and Prejudice' as well, to even things out a bit. I liked that too, just not the analysing bit!
Of Mice & Men

The Great Gatsby

A Glass Menagerie and Streetcar named desire

Who's afraid of Virginia woolf?

Our English A'Level course has quite a modern focus!
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The Handmaid's Tale by Atwood.

Great read. Pretty modern.

Also for extra English I have done "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" and some Kafka.

All quite modern and very enjoyable.
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(Original post by two_headed_monk)
cos mine hasnt, and i havent met anyone yet who has.
Charlotte's Web. I don't think people call that one terribly old.
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ha ha.. well i never have. some people did Of mice and men when i was in a diff class.

we had to do far from the madding crowd for gcse. that book is a load of shiiiite.
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The only modern novel I've done at AS is Snow Fallling on Cedars. Some people don't like it but I think it's very good.
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Enduring Love - enjoyed the philosophical side to it.
Howard's End - Tedious
Gatsby - OK
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For Higher English, I've just started Night by Elie Wiesel which was written sometime in the 1980s I believe (although referring to Holocaust events).
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We're studying, amongst others, 'God of Small Things' (Arundhati Roy), 'The English Patient' (Michael Ondaatje) and 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin' (Louis de Bernieres) - all modern novels, though whether they're good or not has been the subject of some heated debate in class!
None of them could compare to the classics and they're sometimes difficult to consider seriously... coursework on Corelli's been a nightmare... but I'd reccomend reading anyway...

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My 10th grade pre IB english class read Memoirs of a Geisha.
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It's so unfair to think that in years to come English Students might get to read Harry Potter. I was looking for study notes on the very, very boring "Brave New World" and stumbled across a study notes book for The Philosopher's Stone!
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(Original post by suz19)
It's so unfair to think that in years to come English Students might get to read Harry Potter. I was looking for study notes on the very, very boring "Brave New World" and stumbled across a study notes book for The Philosopher's Stone!
Who knows, in 100 years people might think that Harry Potter is dull. But Lord of the Rings has lasted quite a long time with large popularity! Then again, we don't read that for school.

School either ruins good stories, or avoids them. We will never know.
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It's so unfair to think that in years to come English Students might get to read Harry Potter. I was looking for study notes on the very, very boring "Brave New World" and stumbled across a study notes book for The Philosopher's Stone!
I rather think that Brave New World has some deeper meaning than Harry Potter and as such would be better studied... my school (up to GCSE) was rubbish at choosing books and we ended up with Animal Farm, which I didn't personally enjoy as much as 1984.

I'd have trouble defining 'modern' too, does Animal Farm/Lord of the Flies count as modern?

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I rather think that Brave New World has some deeper meaning than Harry Potter and as such would be better studied... my school (up to GCSE) was rubbish at choosing books and we ended up with Animal Farm, which I didn't personally enjoy as much as 1984.

I'd have trouble defining 'modern' too, does Animal Farm/Lord of the Flies count as modern?

Alaric.
I did Lord of the Flies and really enjoyed it. I think I'd class it as a modern novel. As for Brave New World I'm only 1/2 way through so who knows, I may begin to enjoy it soon. I really hate sci-fi type things though. I wouldn't be able to watch a sci-fi film so it's even worse reading a book!
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my as class is doing enduring love and its absoloutely amazing, an excellent read. my friends are doing snow falling on cedars and are h.a.t.i.n.g it
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I studied the Handmaid's Tale for AS, although this year the most modern text we're studying is an Arthur Miller play.

However, I have really loved everything I've studied so far
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