Books I've Read for School [High School Edition]

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  • Books I hated reading:
  • The Pearl , John Steinbeck - I don't like the way Steinback writes, and he can't hold my attention.
  • Catcher In the Rye , J. D. Salinger - The main character in this book annoyed me so much; all he does is whine.
  • Of Mice and Men , John Steinbeck - See The Pearl
  • The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas - not really bad, just boring
  • Books I enjoyed:
  • The Stranger , Albert Camus - Possibly my favorite book. It affected me on so many levels.
  • Hamlet , William Shakespeare - Definately the most well known literary work for a good reason.
  • Wuthering Heights , Emily Bronte - I'm not sure which list this should go on because I only read the first half. I really liked the part I read, though.
  • Macbeth , William Shakespeare - I can't believe I used to think Shakespeare was just boring. I've grown a lot since then.
  • Huck Finn , Mark Twain - This was really good, I loved it.
  • The Great Gatsby , F. Scott Fitzgerald - I finished this in one night, it was so good.
  • Animal Farm , George Orwell - I enjoyed the book; it's pretty much required reading in school.
  • The Color Purple , Alice Walker - It was hard for me to get into at first, but I enjoyed it.
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn , Betty Smith - This used to be my favorite book.
  • To Kill A Mockingbird , Harper Lee - I read this a couple of times because I like it so much.
  • Lord of the Flies , William Gerald Golding - My class always compared it to the The Lord of the Flies episode of The Simpsons.
  • Night , Elie Wiesel - This book made me cry so much, and I never cry at books.
  • Silas Marner , George Eliot

Dag, I read most of those in school, too. Even though those are some amazing books, public schools need to give their teachers some leeway in the books they choose.

Glad to see someone else agrees that holden caulfield was nothing but an annoying character. Salinger is overrated.