Book Club: Contemporary Literature teacher recommends prized novels

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With all the chemistry worksheets, literature essays and AP US History DBQ’s, it’s hard to find the time to sit down in your favorite corner, cuddle up in your treasured fuzzy-pink blanket and stick your nose in a book you know will be hard to put down. And when we finally do have the time, we’re boggled at all the choices — or lack thereof. Book Club invites all avid bookworms to indulge in one of these selections from Monta Vista’s finest.

World Core and Contemporary literature teacher Frank Ruskus describes two books: “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley, which he read in high school and Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, which he wishes he read in high school. “Brave New World” is similar thematically to the book “1984” by George Orwell, however, Ruskus describes it as a more relatable novel. “Fun Home” is a graphic novel written by a lesbian Native American that describes issues that are similar to ones that teens face today.

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Waliullah is a managing editor for Monta Vista High School's publication El Estoque. This is his second year on staff. Previously, he was a graphics editor.