We were all young and impressionable once.
And we all remember the first classic book we read that really hit a chord with us, making us realise the power of great literature.
For some it’s The Great Gatsby, for others it’s George Orwell’s 1984.
And this Twitter thread is basically here to remind you that while it’s great that you read that book, it’s really basic of you to still be talking about it.
Twitter user @Julian_Epp posted this list of books that so many of us read as teenagers, and people had a lot to say about it.
Before you turn 18 you have to choose exactly one of these books to read and then never stop talking about for the rest of your life:
-The Great Gatsby
-The Communist Manifesto
— Jules (@Julian_Epp) August 20, 2018
Some people took it personally.
we literally talk about all of these everyday lmao
— Mary J (@mhertzel) August 21, 2018
Others got busy adding their own teen faves to the list.
swap out animal form with on the road and this might be 100% gospel
— Gladstone (@WGladstone) August 21, 2018
Gotta include pretentious teens’ North Star of upper middle class angst, Catcher In the Rye
— Tanya clemons (@Cheerhop) August 21, 2018
Farenhiet 451 too
— Tina Keophannga Art (@TinaKeophannga) August 21, 2018
a middle-school librarian handed me that book when I was eleven and made me… me.
— the library haunter 🦉 (@SketchesbyBoze) August 21, 2018
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
— Matt Hanlon (@mhanlon) August 21, 2018
How could you forget Catcher in the Rye or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?
— Jas (@myspacep4p) August 22, 2018
Some, meanwhile, were just happy to keep talking about books.
1984 is mine, but in fairness the cameras on the street are not even the scariest concept about that book that has come utterly true. Witness Rumsfeld’s ‘unknown unknowns’, Trump’s ‘Fake News’ and Giuliani’s ‘truth isn’t truth’.
— Ross Tarbard (@rosstarbard) August 21, 2018
1984 I remember reading that book and saying to my best friend, as if that could ever happen .Cameras on every corner on every street not in a million years.
— ML72 (@goforitmike72) August 21, 2018
To be fair, we’ve never stopped talking about Harry Potter. And we never will.