Don’t judge a book by its title

Don't judge a book by its title

“The Invisible Man” would have a completely different plot if it was based off the title.

Sarah Nealon, print features editor

Titles and content of books don’t always completely match up. If they did, some books might have contained completely different plots.

“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. This novel follows a young girl who accidentally shot and killed a mockingbird. Serial killers start out killing small animals, and this case is no exception; the girl soon finds that killing mockingbirds is strikingly similar to killing school friends. It explores the psyche of a cold-blooded killer.

“The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini. Simply put, this book is about a boy who runs around with kites. He really loves his kites, and is distraught when he loses one. Luckily, this offers him the opportunity to run to catch it, his second favorite activity.

“In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez. This novel depicts sisters who watch the Monarch butterflies migrate every year. The beautiful imagery in this book enables the reader to actually see the butterflies migrate to the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. Butts will literally fly off their chairs in excitement at the climax of this novel.

“The Catcher in the Rye” by J. D. Salinger. An aspiring baseball catcher practices in rye fields. This novel inspires everyone to try their hardest to achieve their goals. Even if you can’t catch at first, keep trying and you will eventually accumulate enough rye to make bread.

“Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison. Be warned: reading this book often results in spontaneous invisibility, which is guaranteed to annoy your APULL teacher. This book is tricky to find as it is invisible. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover- especially this one since it has no cover.