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S1 Book Talks – January 2017 – Classics

S1 pupils will begin the year with classic novels during their S1 book talks.
So what makes a classic? It can’t just be that it’s old! A classic must have something else, something that has either caused it to endure. While parts of any book may date, there must be something about a true classic that remains relevant to young people and adults alike, across the generations.
Ultimately, the books should be read, and re-read, by young adults. What unites both old, modern and future classics is their ability to deal with larger themes, involving eternal truths and we have four books highlighted this month, which should be both enjoyable to read and which have themes which appeal to our S1s.