Compulsory reading for 9th grade? This book is often assigned as compulsory reading for 9th grade in schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, both public and private. How is this in other areas and how do parents feel about their kids having to read this?
I read the book in tenth grade for my school. I live in Nevada and our parents had to sign a permission slip because of the language and rape, etc. We were given a book list in which we could pick books that most appealed to us. Everything from Tolkien, Les Miserables, to the contemporary Kite Runner. Most of people in the class picked The Kite Runner or had previously read it.