I respect the fact that my course isn't the center of my students' lives; I understand this isn't the 70s or any other decade. It's now, and college has changed drastically.
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To say that a work of this caliber is not of the same level as some of the novels described above offends me deeply, especially since Ordinary People tackles an issue that many other novels have steered away from: suicide and those it affects.
Almost everyone dreads it -- trust me, I've seen enough faces on the first day of the semester -- but most walk away from it pleasantly surprised.
How was this possible? I had severe writer's block and reader's block. Is reader's block even a real thing?
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