Friday, September 23, 2011

Grade 11 English ISP Book List

Today I got my English ISP, for which I have to read a Canadian novel, write five reading responses about the novel, and write a literary essay on it.

I also got to choose my ISP novel. The choices were as follows:

Oryx and CrakeMargaret Atwood
Year of the FloodMargaret Atwood
Green Grass Running WaterThomas King
The Concubine’s ChildrenDenise Chong
Life of PiYanna Martel
A Fine BalanceRohinton Mistry
Lullabies for Little CriminalsHeather O’Neil
Funny BoyShyam Selvaduri
Apprenticeship of Duddy KravitzMordecai Richler
The RomanticBabara Gowdy

Even though there were only 10 choices, it was hard for me to decide on my ISP book: none of them aroused  my interest. However, since there was a limit of five people per novel, I had to choose mine quickly, for the good ones may easily become unavailable. In a way it was like a huge sale in a store, where you needed to quickly grab an item before all the better ones got taken away by other people.

So I chose Oryx and Crake, for it was a dystopian novel and its description sounded more interesting than most others.

Added Note: ISP stands for Independent Study Project