Anything on the list that SHOULDN'T have been included?
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Then there's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that's listed for ages 8+. 8???? Are you freaking kidding me??? It's a classic that all Americans should read, but in high school, not when they're 8!
(edited to add The Scarlet Letter)
Several books I had read felt like they were in the wrong age grouping, more often than not too young (though Heidi as 12+ book...no).
Otherwise no major "this does not deserve to be here" moments, though I wouldn't mind knocking off some of the authors with multiple books to make room for books sadly ignored. And some "either this or that book, but including both is not really necessary" picks.
I'm guessing Twilight will be dropped in the next edition. I actually really enjoyed reading the book, but including it might be based on the current hype. Usually the 1001 lists change around a lot concerning the more recent books.
Also, Fungus the Bogeyman in the 5+ age? I remember reading that about 25 yrs ago when I was graduating high school and thinking it wasn't very child appropriate (I may change my mind now if I saw the book again). And I agree about the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas--book sellers have had a hard time figuring out where it belonged, but I think it's settling into YA now.
There were certainly a few of dubious quality--Berenstain Bears, for example. And the Runaway Bunny, Love You Forever, Can't You Sleep Little Bear? and Guess How Much I Love You all did an excellent job of activating my gag reflex. And Sarah, Plain and Tall was great for curing insomnia in both me and my children.
I agree that Twilight was included as a literary phenomenon, but I don't think it will survive because it merely instituted a revival and didn't really do anything marvelously new.
Yeap.. Twilight is too cliche