Novels for College Bound Students
Lord of the Flies by WIlliam Golding - Civilized children become savages after crashing on a deserted island. It's like P.E. when the gym teacher runs inside to use the restroom--animal heads stuck on sticks, bullying of the fat kid, the weird kid having hallucinations, and murder.
Night by Elie Wiesel - This may be the most depressing novel ever written. The fact that it's true makes it even more depressing. Read it, anyhow.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - Victor Frankenstein creates a monster and abandons it. The really ugly monster kills innocent children and can't figure out why people hate him. He vows to destroy his creator. His creator vows to destroy him. They end up destroying themselves. That's irony.
Dracula by Bram Stoker - Impress your friends, family, and relatives by telling them you've read an epistolary novel. Stoker wrote about vampires before vampires were cool. By the way, I'll take Dracula over those androgynous sissy boy vampires from Twilight any day night of the week.
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller - You're probably kind of depressed after reading the first four novels on the list. Catch-22 is depressing also, but it's a funny depressing, kind of like when you're girlfriend cheats on you and you see her three months later and she's depressed because you ran over her cat her cat unexpectedly died.