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Re: Required School Reading

Postby Amethyst1 » Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:28 pm

Right now in English, we read "Flowers For Algernon" and wow. such a capivating book. With such depth and insight. It teaches you to be considerate. It's such a beautiful book, and the ending was...sad, because it's like nothing happened and as if time reversed itself. I defiantly recommend it!

I am not sure what we're reading next. I am in the 10th grade.

and last year we only read "a midsummer night's dream" - yeahhhh, i wasn't paying much attention. but i've got the basic storyline.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby strawberry » Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:50 pm

Last year we had to read The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman. It´s a really good book but also very sad. I nearly started crying not just once in school while reading it.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby spookybell » Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:53 pm

Flowers for Algernon was SO good!!! I remember seeing the movie on the short lived thing called a lazer disk. In Jr. high. It was pre-dvd and the size of a vinal record! I read the book and loved that also.

Wow, some of you have to read a lot of painful books! I liked Into Thin Air but I didn't like Into the Wild nearly as much.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby oleander » Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:01 pm

I loved Flowers for Algernon. It made me cry. We read that one in Grade Nine, i think.

I went to high school in the 80s so the teachers stuck pretty close to the "classics" or standard reading lists.

For Shakespeare we read Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar, King Lear.
We read Lord of the Flies, On the Beach (which was great), Stone Angel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Death of a Salesman, Beowulf, and A LOT of short stories. We were assigned Wuthering Heights and my classmates refused to read it.

I would have loved to have read a lot of the books everyone else was assigned. Catcher in the Rye was one we fought for but didn't get.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby rain.on.me » Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:26 pm

I'm reading Romeo and Juliet in highschool right now. So far, I'm not feeling it. First of all, I dont understand a darn thing the characters are saying to each other. And second of all...I just dont really like it. I'm only even slightly interested in it because of how its kinda related to Twilight. :roll:
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby x_mystical_dreams » Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:41 pm

Last year we had to read Lord of the Flies, A Christmas Carol and Much Ado About Nothing :) I love shakespeare.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby Doodle » Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:20 pm

Last year for GCSE we did Hamlet and Pride and Prejudice for coursework. Pride and Prejudice is now my second favourite book :D Now at AS English Lit we are doing Regeneration by Pat Barker (which I love) and we're gonna start The Great Gatsby soon. Is it any good?
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby simple_love♫ » Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:59 pm

we're reading Of Mice and Men by John Stainback (something like that) right now it's only 6 chapters and 100 pages but it's really boring...
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby clariissaa » Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:03 pm

I have to read The Scarlet Letter and the Great Gatsby this year and some poetry. =D
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby samajama » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:19 am

clariissaa wrote:I have to read The Scarlet Letter and the Great Gatsby this year and some poetry. =D

I did that last year =)
Both very good novels.

At the moment, I'm reading the Bible..
Yup.
It wouldn't be so bad except it looks slightly awkward if you're randomly reading the Bible on the bus or something. Oh well xD
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