This week topic is book that I think will be future classic! Classics have always been a huge part of literature, some of it is well loved because its story is a satire to its age like Pride and Prejudice. Others are enjoyed because how it’s openly challenge the value in certain era like To Kill A Mockingbird, or simple because how innovative the story is like Frankenstein and 1984. So here are my 5 books of future classic!
Don’t even lie, you know this series will make an appearance on everyone T5W. HP truly deserves it; it creates fantasy that is perfect for all ages, be it children or adults. Even though it’s mainly targeted for children, there are people who read it when they are adult who still wowed by the stories. It has amazing values that is relevant for everyone, and it’s just universally known and impactful that everyone recognize it.
The Hunger Games
I felt nothing for this series, I liked it, but not that much, but I didn’t hate it either. I still think this book will be a classic though, it started the whole dystopian train in YA genre, and with all the happenings in the world right know, who knows, in the future when we look back we’ll be like “this book predict it all”. It gives resurgence in the dystopian genre, some even compare this series with the ultimate dystopian classic, 1984. So yeah, I can see in the future where students will read and compare both THG and 1984 and discuss their impact, means, significance, and sparked many interesting discussions.
As much as I hate this book, you can’t deny that a) this book opened up a whole new world of YA b) this book popularize the paranormal fiction- vampire, werewolf, ghost, fey; basically everything c) this book popularize the brooding love interest type, the manipulative, overprotective, stalk-and-watch-you-sleep type of boys d) no matter how you think about the relationship between bella/edward, it’s a very polarising thing and can create lots of essay and debate to the future and e) it spawns the 50 Shades Trilogy.
A Song of Ice and Fire
I think it could be like Lord of the Rings, with complex world builing and characters, amazing political schemes, and dragons! The plot and characters have layers and layers of stories and motivations, the world building is so complex with all the area and languages, and the whole thing are pretty unpredictable! It’s fun and thrilling to read (and watch).
The Hate U Give
Time for a contemporary! So this book has been pretty hyped up and so far, it has lived up to its hype. It is based of the Black Lives Matter movement and the main premise is very closely related to the reality we currently live in. I can see in the future, students and teacher alike analyzing this book and its relevance to life in 2016, just like we analyze Austen’s books to Regency Era.