Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

Impossible Knife

Laurie Halse Anderson

Subtext

Subtext is all about WHY.  And, no, we don't mean WHY as in “Why are you tormenting me by making me look for subtext?” We mean WHY like, “Why did the author choose to have the characters act this way?” Here's the 60-second scoop on that.

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