Monday

Future Classics!

When reading the Guardian Children's Book Page, I stumbled across an interesting article, about which modern-day books will become classics. And this inspired me to tell you about 3 books which I think will definitely become future classics.
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Firstly, Holes by Louis Sachar. This is just one of those stories which you just tumble into right from the start, lost in with the characters. You know that just from the first sentence, that this book is magic. The description is very vivid, and you can feel the pain, fear, courage, anger and occasional joy that eeach of the characters feels. And as for the actual plot, well you'll just have to read it and see. (My review of Holes can be found here.)


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Next, we have The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime by Mark Haddon. Again, this is pure gold. It seems so funny, and odd, yet that it was makes it sad in a way. But most of all, TCIOTDITN is very different, with a wierd quirk to it. I haven't actually reviewed it for some peculiar reason, but again it has a good idea set to it, and a nice format, as the narrator is very chatty, and the book has diagrams and pictures as well as just writing. But, the language is bad, very bad!


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Lastly, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne. This is a very sad and heartwarming book, set in the Second World War. The saddest thing though, is the innocence of the two boys. Neither actually know what is going on around them, why Bruno is allowed on one side of the wire, and Shmuel has to stay on the other side. This really brought tears to my eyes. (Review coming soon!)


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So that's it, my 3 future classics. But can I mention Wonder, Noughts And Crosses, Scarlett Ibis & Hetty Feather too. What books do you think people will still be still read in 50 years time?

1 comment:

  1. I think all these books as well as 'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak belong to that list. Epic book. Lovely blog you have here!
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