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Re: Required School Reading

Postby sarah! » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:06 pm

We just finished Lord of the Flies. I didn't like it that much.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby Lacuna Scion » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:33 pm

^^Cool. Nothing like shipwrecked children who eat each other right? I never got through that one.

In high school we actually read some pretty good books. Others hated them, but maybe it's just because I loved the classics.

    The Great Gatsby, The Catcher in the Rye, Great Expectations, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, To Kill a Mockingbird, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Scarlet Letter (this one's really great, if you can get through the language), The Crucible, The Death of a Salesman, The Outsiders, Chronicles Vol. 1 (Bob Dylan's Autobiography), Huck Finn, Native Son (way disturbing don't ever read it), Hot Zone (all about an Ebola outbreak near Washington DC - so good)

Wow I can't believe they got us to read all that in high school. :lol: And there are more I'm sure.

Now, in my first couple of semesters of college they've assigned some... unappealing books. Books that just don't strike a fancy with me. They're all from one class and I haven't been able to get through any of them unfortunately.

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Re: Required School Reading

Postby dazzlingdynamite » Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:10 pm

sarah! wrote:We just finished Lord of the Flies. I didn't like it that much.


I didn't hate Lord of the Flies . . . and yeh, to the above post it's that one. I didn't hate it nearly as much as Catcher in the Rye or The Lost World.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby sarah! » Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:13 pm

Yeah I didn't really hate it.
I just wasn't as interested in it.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby rain.on.me » Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:45 pm

Right now we're reading short stories...and so far I hate them. Just finished The Most Dangerous Game, and I thought that one was alright.

Before we started short stories though we were reading Great Expectations, all 40 chapters being a waste of my life lol.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby Carrisa » Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:41 pm

We finished A Separate Peace by John Knowles a while ago. Now, I know that this story has this huge meaning behind it, but the narrator jumped around so much and carried on about some of the most meaningless things that I didn't get the message behind the novel. I just let my teacher tell it to me.

Now we're reading plays. We just finished with Antigone, which I'll admit I didn't read and I really should read it before the test. Then I think we're doing Cesar (by Shakespeare) next. I'm going to be completely honest: I did not appreciate Romeo and Juliet at all. As a matter of fact, I found the whole thing but the message behind it ridiculous. I'm not sure if I'll like this play any better....
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby rain.on.me » Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:10 am

Carrisa wrote:We finished A Separate Peace by John Knowles a while ago. Now, I know that this story has this huge meaning behind it, but the narrator jumped around so much and carried on about some of the most meaningless things that I didn't get the message behind the novel. I just let my teacher tell it to me.

Now we're reading plays. We just finished with Antigone, which I'll admit I didn't read and I really should read it before the test. Then I think we're doing Cesar (by Shakespeare) next. I'm going to be completely honest: I did not appreciate Romeo and Juliet at all. As a matter of fact, I found the whole thing but the message behind it ridiculous. I'm not sure if I'll like this play any better....


We had to read A Separate Peace not too long ago, too. I actually liked that one, but i agree with you about it jumping around alot. yeah, i had no idea it was about self discovery until my teacher said it lol.

I also didn't like Romeo & Juliet...i thought i was the only one lol.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby pennybug84 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:10 pm

I'm not in school anymore. But most of the time I could stand to read the required reading, I'm a big reader I love it it's my favorite hobby. (It's been almost 6 years since I graduated GASP and I can't really remember anything I read that was required.)

The only thing I really hated was when a teacher would make us listen to it on tape and follow along in a book. It drove my crazy I would always read head. It just went too slow. I'm a fast reader & so going at a snails pace was really annoying.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby emmettsbiggestfan » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:05 pm

We had to read The Outsiders this year, and that is now one of my favorite books. :D Right now we're reading Tom Sawyer, and so far it's sort of boring, but my teacher promised that it would get better.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby purple_panda » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:16 pm

emmettsbiggestfan wrote:We had to read The Outsiders this year, and that is now one of my favorite books.



I read The Outsiders for school too, it was really good. The movie was confusing though, I couldn't tell who was who. lol Tom Cruise was in the movie.
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