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The Best and Worst of Required Reading - September 4th 2011, 04:24 PM

I know there was a thread similar to this awhile ago, but I'm pretty sure it's closed

What were/are the best and worst books you've had to read for school?

Best
The Giver
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Catcher in the Rye

Worst
Of Mice and Men
Lord of the Flies


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Re: The Best and Worst of Required Reading - September 4th 2011, 04:37 PM

There are no best that come to mind.

Worst:
The Scarlet Letter
Lord of the Flies
Red Badge of Courage
Death of a Salesman
Romeo and Juliet
Some book about basketball...

Other classes got to read Ender's Game, which is actually good, but not me, noooo.
   
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Re: The Best and Worst of Required Reading - September 5th 2011, 09:37 PM

Worst book I had to read for my Honors English class was "Cold Sassy Tree". I fell asleep reading the first chapter.
   
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Re: The Best and Worst of Required Reading - September 6th 2011, 01:47 AM

Some of these are summer reading, some of these are regular class reading.

Best:
The Giver
Night
Ryan White: My Own Story
The Secret Life of Bees
My Brother Sam is Dead

Worst:
Project Mulberry
The Call of the Wild
Romeo & Juliet
The Odyssey
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I'm sure there's more for each, but my mind's going blank.



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Re: The Best and Worst of Required Reading - September 6th 2011, 04:46 AM

I liked the Lord of the Flies.
The best one is: Animal Farm.
The worst one is: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.


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Re: The Best and Worst of Required Reading - September 6th 2011, 05:01 AM

My favorites were The Giver and The Odyssey. My least favorite was everything else


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Re: The Best and Worst of Required Reading - September 6th 2011, 11:00 PM

The best books are the ones my class are reading this year, Lord of The Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird. (Is it considered cheating since I've read these books at least twice already and have them at home?) The worst was Dear Ellen Bee - boring!!
   
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Re: The Best and Worst of Required Reading - September 6th 2011, 11:17 PM

Worst: Lord of the Flies, and Life of Pi
Best: shit son, how do I even start to list my favourites????? all Shakespeare, all Oscar Wilde, Handmaid's Tale, anything by Austen... I pretty much like all the classics, and some of the modern stuff that got forced down my throat (atwood mentioned, ee cummings, etc) was pretty fabulous too.
   
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Re: The Best and Worst of Required Reading - September 7th 2011, 03:58 PM

Best:
Holes
Romeo and Juliet
Macbeth
The Merchant of Venice
Of Mice and Men

Worst:
The first half of Things Fall Apart
Notes From a Small Island




   
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Re: The Best and Worst of Required Reading - September 7th 2011, 10:57 PM

I would also like to add that I did like "the Lovely Bones", which was required my junior year. I think "Feed" was a good one too, but kinda creepy since it's so realistic.

I see people put "the Giver". I loveee that book, but it was never required for my school. I read it in the 5th grade for fun.
   
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Re: The Best and Worst of Required Reading - September 8th 2011, 01:22 PM

Best
The City of Ember
Chaos Wlaking Trilogy
Harry Potter Series
Lord of the Rings
The Hobbit
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Through the Looking Glass
The Looking Glass Wars
Birthmarked
(There are A LOT more!)

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Artemis Fowl (just didn't like it!)
Everything to do with vampires and werewolves


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Re: The Best and Worst of Required Reading - September 9th 2011, 12:23 AM

Best:
To Kill a Mockingbird
Speak
The Good Earth

Worst:
Great Expectations
The Scarlet Letter
Fahrenheit 451
   
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Re: The Best and Worst of Required Reading - September 9th 2011, 01:58 AM

I don't really remember any good ones, but Touching Spirit Bear and The Outsiders were just horrendous.
   
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Re: The Best and Worst of Required Reading - September 9th 2011, 08:49 PM

Best:
The Bookseller of Kabul
The Butcher Boy
Of Mice and Men ( I loveee how it's written like a play ~ look out for it and you'll see what I mean. [/nerd out])
Sessanta Racconti
The Divine Comedy

Worst:
All the fucking Italian books I have to get for college which take ages to read because they're in Italian.
Regeneration (ugh.)


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Re: The Best and Worst of Required Reading - September 10th 2011, 05:50 PM

Worst: The Scarlett Letter. It still gives me nightmares

Best: The Color Purple.
   
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Re: The Best and Worst of Required Reading - September 10th 2011, 06:55 PM

Worst: The Pearl
The Old Man and the Sea
   
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