Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Colby vs. Langdon Hall
Ever since struggling my way through Schooled, I feel like I've become a little... unhealthily obsessed, so to speak, with Ms. Anisha, our author in question. I've spent a good chunk of hours just perusing her site, gagging at her self-important, self-glorifying style. As is my usual response to something I strongly, strongly dislike, I took to the internet to try to find someone that agreed with me on the matter. What I was a little surprised (ok, absolutely shocked) to find was that most people seem to support her novel. Most reviews from newspapers and magazines are positive, extolling the virtues of her work.
I'm wondering if we, as Colby students, are just simply the wrong audience for her work. I feel like Colby students that have attended private school would reject her overly negative depiction of the private school world, and those who haven't would be just outright disgusted at what she describes, the unbelievable wealth portrayed in such young kids.
Anyways, as I was thinking about how Colby tied to this novel, I came across this article. It was similarly positive towards Lakhani, and offered this interesting tidbit from her: “I discovered that later—you can’t help but become interested in shoes when you tutor a sixth grader with 400 pairs.”