Hicks’s Picks: Four Books in Four Words

Short synopses of Frankenstein, Les Miserables and more


Ivan Hotzinger

Mrs. Hicks reviews some of her favorite books.

Ivan Holtzinger, Staff Writer

Beloved ninth grade English teacher Mrs. Hicks was tasked this Wednesday to review four beloved classics in just four words! In addition, she has provided 1-5 star ratings of each. Though she has read a plethora of novels in her time, these four are some of her favorites. Here are the results:

  1. Frankenstein (Mary Shelley): ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Monsters reveal creator’s sins”
  2. The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne): ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Scandalous gossip perpetuates change”
  3. Les Miserables (Victor Hugo): ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “God forgives all sins”
  4. The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald): ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Yellow cars are scary”

All four books are highly recommended for students and teachers alike. If you like this idea, challenge your friends to sum up some of their favorite books in only a few words!