The Secret Life of Bees is racist and troubling. Thirteen Reasons Why is disturbingly emotionally manipulative, of characters and of readers. Would Not Teach. A lot of these titles already ARE being taught in high schools, as are any number of very excellent YA books not mentioned here. *Speak* and *Perks of Being a Wallflower* are perennial favorites with teenagers (and the college undergrads I teach; my specialty is children’s/YA lit). Both *Uglies* and *The Hunger Games* have some problems, and I don’t know that either is phenomenally well-written, but as thought-provoking texts to think about contemporary culture, both are great choices (as is M.T. Anderson’s *Feed,* one of the excellent YA titles often on h.s. reading lists).
this whole thing is an AD. a commercial. by/for Lenovo. Ads are fine, but creating what looks like regular website content but is actually paid advertising for a for-profit company? COME. ON.