Everything You Need to Know About Three English Class Favorites | Teens

OneNote to high school students: Our Book Nerds at Generation Next will help you through the drab English syllabus with original summaries of three books that come up frequently because your teacher is reading SparkNotes and knows if you’re copying it.

Obviously, there are major spoilers ahead.

You may notice popular books in high school English classes, many of which are written by white people—an overwhelming theme in many syllabuses. Our English classes are begging for more women writers, writers of color, and writers born in the 19th century who were not wealthy.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)

To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) by Harper Lee

Avalanche by Neil Stephenson (1992)


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