Have your glass of milk-plus and get ready for some ultra-violence with Alex and his droogs.

I’ve been reading a lot of YA novels recommended by my former students on dystopian societies: “The Hunger Games” trilogy as well as the first of the “Matched” series. But I couldn’t help but go back to the classics. “A Clockwork Orange” by Anthony Burgess is by far my favorite, although through the first read I had a bit of a hard time with it and had to refer to the glossary in the back of the book constantly. Why couldn’t we read THAT in AP English instead of “The Red Badge of Courage?”

The boys are Alex, Georgie, Dim, and Pete.