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I read most classics in high school and several more in college (thanks to my reading/social studies teacher degree…and my English minor). In high school, my favorite was Huckleberry Finn. I think a large part of that was due to my junior English teacher, Deb Ostas. She had such an exuberance and choppy personality that it made me take note of her, and I found her so interesting. I loved the way she taught us. She made us dig and honestly treated us like adults. In her classroom, in terms of learning, we were her equals and there was a transfer of knowledge both ways. I fell in love with Mark Twain’s book then, and I still love it today. It is the only book I have multiple copies of on my bookshelves.
A close second would be Cannery Row, which I read as a sophomore in college. It was a strange book to me at the time, but it got to me. I remember being so focused on reading it in my dorm room. My roommate snapped a picture of me!