Is anyone teaching or reading "The Chrysalids" in the United States? I am curious if this book is part of the curriculum in some places, because I had not heard of it until recently. There are several books it reminds me of, including The Giver.
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Well, I'm in the United States and I've read it! But I know that's not what you're talking about. I learned about it after a friend in England recommended Wyndham's more popular novel, The Day of the Triffids. It seems to me that Wyndham has much more of a UK following than a US one.
Although I am not personally teaching it, I know that The Chrysalids is on the GT reading list of possible stories/novels for the high school curriculum. I teach eighth grade, so I always try to pay attention to what is in store for my students. The Chrysalids reminds me of a new young adult fiction novel out right now called The Whisper by Emma Clayton. There is also a sequel called The Roar, and the two books deal with the same kind of content as The Chrysalids--a post-apocalypse Earth, mutants versus regular people, and telepathy. Clayton's novels, in terms of themes and content, are much less intense than The Chrysalids.
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