It’s likely you read at least one “classic novel” if not more during your time as a high school student. At 16 years old, it is also likely you found some if not all of them to be boring and difficult to understand. Students often read famous works like Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet or The Great Gatsby. Some argue that these stories show how the English language has evolved or tell important lessons we can’t find anywhere else. However, what’s really so priceless about a 13-year-old girl being manipulated into a suicide pact with a man 4 years her senior? Or a man who is so delusional and obsessed with a woman he’s never met that he throws extravagant parties each night in hopes she will attend? More importantly, could it be found in a book that would keep the attention of students better?