The Gift Of The Magi
This classic story and its “twist ending” is considered a great example of cosmic irony and is a “must-read” for all students! Not only does it show good virtue, but also shows the kind actions people take out of love for one another. This book about a young couple portrays themes such as self-sacrifice/selfishness, wealth/poverty, and wisdom/foolishness, that can serve as interesting essay topics and can lead captivating class discussions.

Author: O Henry

Interest Levels: 5 - 8

Reading Levels: 2, 4, 6

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