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The kids are on spring break, and we're coming up to the end of the school year. This is Draco's last year of high school, and I have a conundrum maybe you can help me with.

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We have time for one, maybe two more books this school year. We've covered a lot of books over the years, but I can't decide what book to assign for his last one. He's not a big reader, so this may be the last book he reads for a while, at least until he's assigned something in college. I can't decide what book to do with him.

Now, I would love to do Shakespeare, or even something older, but he can't understand those. I think it's the autism getting in the way. He has some issues with modern English, so far as vocabulary and understanding nuances goes. He's tried Shakespeare several times, he's watched Hamlet, and thinks he'd really like it, but he can't understand the language. So, I don't have any Shakespeare on my list.

He also has a 'soft stomach' so things that are too gory, or have odd mutations (there's a reason "The Island of Dr. Moreau" isn't on the poll, even though it's a favorite of mine), or anything like that and he'll get sick and won't read it. Heck, he got ill during Willow when the soldiers were turned into pigs.

Some of his favorites that we have done in the past were: Anything Sherlock Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe, "Robin Hood", "The Three Musketeers", "The Time Machine" and "His Majesty's Dragon" by Naomi Novik.

We've covered a lot of classical lit over the years, as well as modern and things in between. But I'm open to suggestions, even if we've read the book you suggest I may be able to find something else by the same author. If I can get it out of the library, get it on Kindle (Gutenburg books for example), or if we have it in the house, it will work.

So I have a short list for you all to vote on. Feel free to add your own suggestions.


What book would you pick for Draco to read as his LAST book for high school?

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