Lots of people in my grade were thinking of doing it, but the teachers advised against it. There are two problems with Anne Frank, firstly it is a very simple text featured on the 7-8 Premiers reading challenge and doesn't look very good to a marker. The other problem is that there will be a lot of people across the state doing it.Does anyone rate Diary of Anne Frank?
ok. What about Discrict 9? My core text is Romulous My Father, and I think it shares some similar aspects belonging.Hi Examine,
Yes, we recommend 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' as a belonging related text. It allows you to present the marker with a more multifaceted and sophisticated take on belonging, as you could perhaps use the protagonist's situation to argue that belonging is a dichotomous concept that can lead to angst and existential conflict (research required here!) when it's not attained. Keep in mind that your related text has to synergise with your core, so have a think about what you're going to argue in each of your texts such that your streams of arguments culminate in a holistic and satisfying read about belonging. Also, whilst we like 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower', it does seem a bit cliched with its plot in relation to belonging, so make sure your analysis is super!
However, please keep in mind that whilst your choice in text may tip the odds slightly in your favour, at the end of the day it's your thesis and analysis that'll get you the marks. You can technically use Pokemon Sapphire as a related and still top the state. But why bother?
I'm having trouble finding non-overused belonging texts. I'm doing a film and a novel. Would any of these work?
Looking for Alaska - John Green
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West - Gregory Maguire
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
The Terminal (2004)
Up in the Air (2009)