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AP Lit&Lang [May. 5th, 2008|10:02 pm]
Columbus Alternative High School


[mood |nostalgicnostalgic]

I convinced my book club to read Song of Solomon this month. Everything is coming full circle. My copy has all these notes from Mama Darke's class in the margins, and it's got me thinking about how much CAHS books (and CAHS teachers) changed my life. What were y'all's favorites?

[User Picture]From: alita42
2008-05-06 10:00 pm (UTC)
In retrospect, I guess it was just the timing or... something, but Anthem, in conjunction with starting at CAHS, totally changed the way I looked at reading. Not only was it fun, but it made me analyze my way of looking at the world.
And for me it wasn't exactly ever a specific book or a specific work, it was some book on top of what was going on in my life at the time. It was Frankenstein and the summer before Senior Year. It was that ridiculous King Arthur project and falling in love with Morgan Le Fay in The Mists of Avalon, while also doing theater. It was discussing race and class with A Raisin in the Sun at the same time that I was spending all my time playing Tekken with Johnny.
I wouldn't be who I am without CAHS. Not only the books, but that place too.
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[User Picture]From: lola_leviathan
2008-05-08 04:15 am (UTC)
Totally, totally.

I am so, so thankful for that strange little place.

It's been so weird reading this book again because here are all these lines that us AP kids quoted all the time at the beginning of senior year, and I know you know what that time period means. I feel like, as much as I change all the time, that year was the one year in my life that I changed the most, really changed my core beliefs about myself and the world and how I interacted with people. There's no way I could separate the books and school stuff from the personal stuff, because it's all one experience.
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