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I love reading books again and again. It's like coming back to old friends. And you will always notice something new or make a new connection that you hadn't thought of before. Even if the world in that book is always the same, the reader is not, thus the story will always grow.
I think that many teacher stop at the first part of this quote. Their only job is to teach these "great books" because people say they are great. But reading in itself is what is valuable. You are not smarter just because you read the Great Gatsby. Reading ingeneral helps kids do better in school. If kids love to read they will excel in school. Forcing these great books is not going to get us there.
So true, last time this happened it was "The Fault In Our Stars" by John Green. i gave myself a headache, hiccups, and red eyes from crying :/