RedNeckBoy....can't you just go buy those books yourself. To your parents and loved ones, finding "1984 and The Scarlet Letter" on the list is like "score!!! I don't have to spend more than $5 on a gift for this kid AND he's reading to boot!!!!" See...parents, atleast those I have seen, base Christmas joy in forms of quantity instead of quality. Why not go for something bigger and use your school library for a change.