The other day I was talking to my sister about how we were both always afraid someone we knew would get killed by a bee sting, because there was a book we had to read when we were kids where someone dies from getting stung by a bee. We couldn’t remember the name of the book but finally after googling it we figure out it was called “A Taste of Blackberries”.
For some reason, books and short stories from middle-school really stick in my head: The Most Dangerous Game, The Monkey’s Paw, Charles, Animal Farm, Flowers For Algernon. What stories do you remember from middle-school and early high-school?
Also a bleg: what’s the name of the story where kids are on a bus, horsing around and hitting each other on the back of the head to make each other see lightning, and one gets hit too hard and dies? And another: what’s the book about the family where there’s one crazy kid who poisons some other family members because they made her to go to be early (or some other small thing)? I want to say I Capture the Castle, but know that’s a different book.