Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday Memories: The Lottery

Welcome to my meme, Monday Memories, where I feature favorite books we've loved from the past. You can link to an old review, or write something new about a beloved book from your past. Really, what's important is not the book, but why it is memorable to you. So, have fun reminiscing, and leave a comment below, so we can all enjoy your memories.

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson is a short story that I had to read in high school. I think it might be the first dystopian story I ever read, and it's pretty horrifying. If you haven't read The Lottery, it's worth the short time it takes to read it. The Lottery was first published in 1948! I think it's very unique for that time and holds up surprisingly well. With all the Hunger Games phenomenon, it wouldn't hurt to point some kids to this riveting story about conformity and the "mob mentality."

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  1. I had to read this short story when I was in middle school. I had completely forgotten about it until I saw it here. I do remember enjoying it, but also being a bit perplexed by it as well. It wasn't a genre I was used to reading at the time.

  2. I've been wanting to read this story, and this is a great reminder that I need to do it. I continually hear this story mentioned in the same breath as Battle Royale and The Hunger Games, so I'd like to find out what all the fuss is about. Great new feature!


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