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can anyone please suggest any good school books that I can get from the library? (details)

I'm a 14 year old, homeschooled girl, I really want to go to college but my parents don't get me the school books that I need to get into college. They will take me to the library though, so I thought I'd make a list of books I need and rent them from the library. But I don't know what I should get. Any thoughts? all of your answers are greatly appreciated! Thank you.

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Well, first of all, homeschooling is usually regulated by your state, and your parents are supposed to keep your education up to the same level as anyone your age in public school. So I hope they are at least getting you the minimum required material.

As for college, it really depends on what subject you want to go into. At your age there are a lot of new subjects being introduced. You can always ask the librarian if they have any donated school books. Things that you'll want to study right now are:

Math: geometry, pre-algebra, and trigonometry basics
Science: adaptation, what genes are and how they're inherited, intro to chemistry
English: grammar, expand your vocabulary, learn to analyze literature
Social Studies: History of your country, world cultures

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awesome thanks! and no they don't really keep my school at the same level as public schoolers my age.
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Welcome :) Here's a few things I can suggest... no idea if they're in the library, but sometimes you can get books on loan from other libraries, or buy books for cheap at Half.com (Ebay site for college textbooks.)

http://www.amazon.com/How-Read-Literature-Like-Professor/dp/006000942X

http://www.amazon.com/Home-Learning-Year-Homeschool-Curriculum/dp/0609805851/ref=cm_lmf_tit_6

Literature books: The Iliad, The Odyssey, Grapes of Wrath, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Secret Life of Bees, The Glass Castle, Memoirs of a Geisha.
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Oh yeah! Beowulf (maybe next year, though, LOL), Shakespeare, Lysistrata, Oedipus, Antigone, The Histories of Herodotus.
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Awesome! Thanks! Oh by the way, I want to major in the drama department!
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Oh ok! What exactly do you want to do? Acting? Singing? Stage management? Lighting tech, sound tech? (p.s. sound techs, at least around here, are *always* in demand)
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acting!
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what subject is that?
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You may can get some additional ideas from google. They probably have a list of must reads before college. I know "Shakespeare's" work is necessary for literature.

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I love Shakespeare and have read almost all of his plays!!!
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Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet (those are taught at practically all schools)
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To Kill a Mockingbird. Of Mice and Men.
Also, I am sure if you went by the local high school and asked an english teacher for a list of books that they require their students to read that they would love to help you out.

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My parents won't drive me anywhere near a school lol
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that is weird. and no "in school" friends?
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Nope! All of my friends are homeschooled! And I would call them public-schoolers but that's doesn't matter lol!
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Jane Eyre is amazing!!! I had to read that my senior year. Hmm... do you know anyone in public school, cousins? They could always talk to a teacher for you. I don't understand why your parents would be so against you just asking for a list of books. Oh, email. you can message teachers online. Their email addresses wouldn't be too hard to figure out if local schools have web pages. Plus, they would have the main office's email (or at least someone in the office) where it would be easy to find.

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but college is important. I have not been yet. :( I went into the army, what my dad wanted for me, I hated it. I wanted to go to college, I will one day but right now I am busy with work and being a wife and mother of a toddler. :) Either way, I am happy. But, it would be easiest for you to go straight into college from graduation. Otherwise you start doubting yourself, your ability. But you should talk to your parents, maybe they will be understanding. Especially if they want you to go to college, too.
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The Outsiders --- S.E. Hinton
Frankenstein --- Mary Shelley

You should ask the librarian for any books that local schools are currently reading; or books that most college-English classes look at. You can also go onto a local school's website. Maybe they have a reading list you can follow.

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awesome thanks!
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