Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered.
In high school, teens are made to read the classics - Shakespeare, Hawthorne, Bronte, Dickens - but there are a lot of books out there never taught in schools. So if you had the power to change school curriculums, which books would you be sure high school students were required to read?
My pick would be 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I'm sure lots of school are using this as part of curriculums. It is a compelling book and has the power to make people think about how they treat each other.
I also really liked Matched by Allie Condie and I could see it being used in schools. The idea of choice and having access to the written word and music. The use of poetry in the book also seems like it would work well in a classroom.