Re: Top ten favourite novels
Let the 13 year old. You don't have to agree with him/her. This is why a canon is unnecessary. You don't need to tell people which books are important - they'll decide for themselves. That's the conversation, though, right? Should the canon be the best written books or the books that have had the most impact on the zeitgeist. If it's the former, then of course there's no way you can argue that Twilight belongs there, but if it's the latter, then, yes, you have to recognize the contributions that book has made to literature and pop culture.