The Giver versus To Kill A Mockingbird

Many students seemed to have fallen in love with The Giver at the end of 6th grade. However, some students seem to be slightly underwhelmed by Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. many students seem to be waiting for the extraordinary occurrences and lessons learned that were there in The Giver, but thus far, To Kill A Mockingbird has not quite delivered.

Last year, when the 6th grade read The Giver, it was all that they talked about. But with to Kill A Mockingbird, it’s just “another book that we’re reading.” Do the 7th grade English teachers need to pick another edge-of-your seat book? Well, some say yes and some say no. It would be good to have a more entertaining book to read, but, at the same time, To Kill a Mockingbird has many good lessons. Another 7th grader has the opinion that a more interesting and engaging book would be better.

So, does the 7th grade find another good book like The Giver, or do they keep To Kill A Mockingbird, and pull out the lessons more? It’s  your call: comment below to weigh in.

1 comment for “The Giver versus To Kill A Mockingbird

  1. Payson
    January 8, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Hey Krissy! Great article!

    I actually liked To Kill a Mockingbird as much as I liked The Giver! I think the beginning of the book was a little too slow and boring, but as it went on, it got more exciting and the lessons that we learned were really cool!

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