Megan Stephan


Why The Kids (And I) Still Love Gatsby

May 9, 2013
Gatsby Yellow

One of my former colleagues used to say that all high school students love The Great Gatsby, although he claimed that most of them love it for “the wrong reasons.”  He’s right about the love. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel elicits more passionately positive reactions from a wider variety of adolescent readers than any other...
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Judging a Book by its Bonk

February 18, 2013
Judging a Book by its Bonk

I don’t play polo. Never have. I’ve never seen a polo match, or particularly wanted to see one. I have been on horseback just often enough in my life to know what one should and shouldn’t do; I am hardly what a certain type of English person might still describe as “a horsey gel.”...
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