S1 Book Talks – January 2018 – Classics

S1 Book Talks – January 2018 – Classics

S1 pupils begin the New Year with classic novels during their 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 three books highlighted this month (and lots more on display and on the shelves) which should be both enjoyable to read and which have themes which appeal to our S1s.

So far, there has been lots of reading & chat during these January book talks – all about books which are still being read and enjoyed!

Including opinion polls about the recent adaptation of Little Women on the BBC and of Anne of Green Gables on Netflix UK.

Rachel in S1 has read Anne of Green Gables five times! She shared her love of Anne with an ‘E’ with everyone else in the class during their book talk. Happyreader👏!