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Re: Required School Reading

Postby bandnerd218 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:43 pm

in 7th we had to read the giver and the little prince which were both amazing. :D :D

in 8th grade we read the outiders. hat was an awesme book :D

last year we read romeo and juliet and that was kind of awful bc the teacher dragged it on for 2 months.

this year we read julius caesar, and that was good.
we read a seprate peace, that was bad.

in 7 or 8th grade and last year we had to read a john Steinbeck book... it was god awful.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby bite_me » Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:36 am

We have to read the outsiders this year! (havent read it yet though)

A lot of my friends went through the whole of last year without reading either book (Falling From Grace and Runner. The day before our english exam my friend rang me and said "tell me what happens in runner!!" :lol:
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby dazzlingdynamite » Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:35 am

I like required reading, it gets me reading things I'd probably never want to read unless forced, and I usually end up liking them.
We've just finished Animal Farm . . . I really loved that book! It was so interesting and thought-provoking. I'm very interested in the Russian Revolution, so of course it was suited to me.
I just loved how Orwell believed that it could never work, but he still thought it was a good principle, that everyone is equal, but how a society like that would never function because there would always be someone that wanted to be above everyone else.
It's totally my view!

I'm now reading 1984 because I loved it so much.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby TeamJake » Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:26 pm

ugh..I guess I'm the only one here being forced to read "Great Expectations" for school. It's horrible. I can't understand what the hell they are saying! Even shakespeare was easier to translate. Last year I got to read " And then there were none" and " Much Ado About Nothing" and both of those were really good. *sigh* I guess I'll just have to wait till next year =(
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby strawberry » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:13 am

dazzlingdynamite wrote:We've just finished Animal Farm . . . I really loved that book! It was so interesting and thought-provoking. I'm very interested in the Russian Revolution, so of course it was suited to me.


We also just finished Animal Farm in our english lesson. At first I was a little bit sceptical because normally I read other types of books but now that we finished it I really love it.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby debussygirl » Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:48 pm

TeamJake wrote:ugh..I guess I'm the only one here being forced to read "Great Expectations" for school. It's horrible. I can't understand what the hell they are saying! Even shakespeare was easier to translate. Last year I got to read " And then there were none" and " Much Ado About Nothing" and both of those were really good. *sigh* I guess I'll just have to wait till next year =(

I had to read that as a freshman, you aren't the only one.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby -Jasper » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:23 pm

Our school doesn't have a reading list, it has a list of books that you might want to read, and what kind of level you should be on, but nothing that you have to read. Yet.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby dandyvampgirl_13 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:36 pm

dazzlingdynamite wrote:We've just finished Animal Farm . . . I really loved that book! It was so interesting and thought-provoking. I'm very interested in the Russian Revolution, so of course it was suited to me.

I'm now reading 1984 because I loved it so much.


Oh dear Neptune. I read those on my own, for fun, when I was about... 12/13. I really liked them, but they scared the shoot out of me. I was sitll a little naive beck then... Truely though, they are amazing books, and they got me into a whole bunch of OLD classic sci fi, like HG Wells and Issac Asimov. My brain expanded tenfold because of Orwell.

As for required reading, I'd infinetely prefer to read Of Mice and Men over what we just finished. We were forced to read Speak (Yes, the book turned movie that Kirsten also starred in) and I HATED it. The characters, they're just so plastic, and not at all real! Also, the main character whines the entire fricken time about how horrible life is, and it reminded me of New Moon. I kept on comparing her to Bella, then I realized both characters were played by Kirsten. I guess she just likes whiney bothersome characters.
If I'm going to read a book about plastic people, I'll go read Paper Towns again. It wasn't nearly as stupid as Speak.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby dazzlingdynamite » Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:32 pm

dandyvampgirl_13 wrote:
dazzlingdynamite wrote:We've just finished Animal Farm . . . I really loved that book! It was so interesting and thought-provoking. I'm very interested in the Russian Revolution, so of course it was suited to me.

I'm now reading 1984 because I loved it so much.


Oh dear Neptune. I read those on my own, for fun, when I was about... 12/13. I really liked them, but they scared the shoot out of me. I was sitll a little naive beck then... Truely though, they are amazing books, and they got me into a whole bunch of OLD classic sci fi, like HG Wells and Issac Asimov. My brain expanded tenfold because of Orwell.


I agree. I'm not quite the sci-fi girl . . .and I was meaning to get round to reading Orwell but kept putting it off. I feel a lot safer with sweeping dramatic romantics, like Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby museicalking » Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:50 pm

the hound of the baskervilles.
sherlock holmes kind of book.
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