High School Favorite Fiction

01 Oct

2012-05-17_13-02-37_8We’ve talked about favorite childhood and early reader books in the past few weeks, now it’s time remember our high school years. I spent much of my time in class with my nose in a book. Oh… not a textbook… but a paperback novel concealed inside the textbook. Admit it – I wasn’t the only one!

My bus ride was 45 minutes each way. I’d slide into my seat, prop my knees on the seat in from of me, curl my back into something that would make a chiropractor cringe, and read the entire trip. Needless to say, I was a regular at the school library to keep me stocked in reading materials.

It was during this time that I discovered the genre of fantasy. I loved Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series. While I’d always ridden horses, suddenly I was flying on a dragon. I still enjoy a good fantasy novel.

Now it’s your turn. What did you read during your high school years?

~ Pegg Thomas

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Posted by on October 1, 2014 in Pegg Thomas


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3 responses to “High School Favorite Fiction

  1. Robin Patchen

    October 1, 2014 at 8:45 am

    I’m embarrassed to admit that I didn’t really develop of a love of reading until late high school and college. I blame the fact that every book we had to read was terrible. Lord of the Flies–really? How about Of Mice and Men? Those kinds of books–the same books my kids are forced to read now (can you hear me sighing)–killed my love of reading. But in college I took a class called “American Novels.” Mostly, I thought it would be easy, but I discovered some fantastic books: The Color Purple and In Cold Blood were my two favorites. Then I took a SciFi class and read The Handmaid’s Tale and one by Ursula Le Guin. At that point, I started reading for pleasure again.


  2. Jericha Kingston (@JerichaKingston)

    October 1, 2014 at 9:13 am

    One of my favorite reads in high school was The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton. Even though it was a mandatory read, I enjoyed it because the teacher made it such fun. We were required to give an oral book report…with a twist. Students dressed as a character from the book and relived a scene. I chose Ponyboy. My costume? I had short, dark hair, which I greased back. I wore blue jeans and a sweatshirt–with the sleeves cut out.


  3. Pegg Thomas

    October 1, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    We’re on the same page with Lord of the Flies, Robin. What a horrid book to make kids read. Here’s the synopsis: If you don’t have God (capital G) in your life, you’ll make a god (small g) of your own. And it’ll be stupid. End of story. I couldn’t believe my son had to read it too. (He didn’t. I gave him all the spoilers and told him to read something – anything – else. I’m a bad mom. He got an A.)

    Thankfully, I was also required to read some great books in school like The Scarlet Letter, The Hobbit, the Iliad and the Odyssey. Love mythology!



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