I didn't think I would like the book but it is actually really easy to read and rather interesting. I like the use of personal stories accompanied by surveys and statistics. Who knows... maybe I like economics more than I anticipated.
At first glance the book was quite boring but as you read more and more , you will eventually get pulled in deeper whether you like it or not. They present you real statistics and situations that you as a teenage doesn't really get informed and educated about.
After reading through the first chapter, I found the book fairly interesting. It is an easy read, yet it is captivating in a way that makes you want to indulge more into it. The book provides real statistics that make you think about what really happens in our society.
My first reaction was that the book would be very boring due to how long the first chapter was. After two or so chapters it got more interesting. I liked how the author started off talking about how easy people believed it to be to not be poor, and then continued to prove them wrong throughout the book.
At first, I thought the book would be boring and very confusing. But, I enjoyed how the author introduced and explained the topic. They made it easy to read and the statistics are easy to decipher.
Honestly, I thought this would be a boring book because it doesn't present a continuous narrative (it is just a compilation). But after reading the prologue and first chapter, it has proven to be quite exciting.
The first thing that became very apparent for me after reading the introduction of "Class Matters" was the powerful and often use of elevated vocabulary, including some words I had never even heard of. To me, it makes this book already sound more credible and well written. The introduction also includes real life scenarios and statistics which made me anticipate the book and have an overall understanding of what I would read which I appreciated.
I am a fan of unknown but important information, so the quote at the top of the cover made the book seem interesting to me. I think the introduction was very well constructed as it answers my initial questions of “Why was this research done? How do I know if it’s credible?” In a very thourough way, which gave me information that made the book more appealing. Also, the small anecdotes about different writers and the stories they are pursing made me intrigued about the book because I want to know how they turn out and correlate with the topic.
I honestly expected to get bored by all of the statistics, but I really enjoyed the introduction. The author thoroughly explained the topic in a diction that I understand and the introduction intrigued me.
Students in Mrs. Theaker's class reading The New York Times' contributors Class Matters will discuss here.