Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read that gives bloggers the opportunity to gain followers and meet other bloggers!
This Week's Question...
Summer Reading. What was your favorite book that you were REQUIRED to read when you were in school?
I didn't need to give this week's Feature and Follow question much thought- my favourite would definitely be Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare! Although predictable, reading this novel in English class last semester really opened my eyes. No, I did not fall in love with love story between Romeo and Juliet (can I say, um, tragic?) but I did fall in love with what the story did for literature. My English teacher once said to my class that almost everything we read and watch can in some way be brought back to Shakespeare- and when you really think about it, she's right. So many of the love stories us Y.A. bookworms love so dearly have similarities with Romeo and Juliet:
Edward Cullen and Bella Swan (Twilight)
Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Vampire Academy)
Clary Fray and Jace Wayland (Mortal Instruments)
Ever Bloom and Damen Auguste (Evermore)
Schuyler Van Alen and Jack Force (Blue Bloods)
I could go on...
I'm not saying that any of these are unoriginal or anything (trust me, I love these books a lot more than R&J) but just that they all connected, big or small, to this classic piece of literature I was forced into reading :)
Well that's it with all the gooshy-talk, I promise, I'm done! I can't wait to read all of your answers so be sure to leave a comment letting me know you were here and I'll be sure to follow you!! Keep Reading!
Your Y.A. Bookworm,