What’s a classic? Well, to most of you, its’ probably a long, boring book that evil educational administrators are forcing you to read over your all-too-short summer vacation. To some of you, it’s a rich novel full of complex characters that puts those stupid, simplistic YA paperbacks to shame. I must say that I feel kind of half-and-half when it comes to classic authors. There are some that have bored me to tears (Joyce, Dreiser) and some that have made me inarticulate with love for the written word (Bronte, Shakespeare, Orwell) In my experience, teachers tend to assign the same old same olds over and over, like The Grapes of Wrath, Catcher in the Rye, etc. If you are lucky enough to be able to pick you own title, or are just looking for a well-written read that’s not exactly hot off the press, then try on some of these dusty tomes for size. They’re the coolest classics you never even heard of!