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Listography: 15 Popular Books That Were Required Reading In High School

Most high schools in the United States of America have required reading lists for ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade. As I've found from being in various book clubs, not all high schools have the same required reading and was super surprised that my peers hadn't read several of these books, especially since quite a few of them went to school in the same state as I did. You'd think that school systems within each state would have very similar required reading! However, they are taking the time to read them as adults, which I find impressive.
My high school had the following English and Literature classes:  Ninth Grade English, Tenth Grade English, American Literature, British Literature, and World Literature. At my high school, if you were in honors English, you either skipped over Ninth Grade English or Tenth Grade English and were required to take American, British, and World Literature. If you were not in Honors English, you were allowed to choose between British…

Book Review: Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

After video footage reveals that there is life outside the city limits, the social system is in chaos with the factions disintegrating. Tris, Tobias, and their friends are on a mission to find out what life is like outside of their city. Soon, they find themselves at a government agency where they find out that their lives have been a lie as the government has been experimenting with everyone living within Chicago.
Picking up almost immediately where Insurgent left off, I was happy that all the books in the series were already published when I began so I didn't have long to find out what happened in the concluding book of the Divergent Trilogy. Unfortunately for me, as I was reading Allegiant, a big plot point was revealed to me, and it made me unhappy for a couple of reasons. Why would someone ruin the ending of a book for another person when they know you're still reading it? Hearing this information almost made me not want to finish the book. However, I wanted to read it f…