The Circle by Dave Eggers

This book is a great option to teach in high school because it directly relates issues that this generation deals with today. Its a sort of pre-apocalyptic novel that occurs in the world of technology and chronicles the events of how technology and social media slowly takes over the world. It would be best taught in a twelfth grade classroom because there is a little bit of mature content and language used which is where it might put up a weak fight in front of a school board, but the lesson learned is valuable enough to overlook that. This book was released in 2012 and there are many political, social and cultural issues that arise in this novel that are relevant to students so learning this book could benefit students in understanding these issues. I know when I read this book it was very easy for me to become invested in the characters and the plot so I am confident that not only will students learn a great deal about society and government, but they will also be captivated by the story.

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