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Required School Reading

Postby Pel » Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:14 am

What do you have to read at your school?
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby NolitaFairytale » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:54 pm

For summer reading this year, I was required to read Cold Mountain and A Lesson Before Dying. Ugh, I'm a big reader, but the minute someone forces me to read something, I lose interest.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby gypsyeyes » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:53 am

NolitaFairytale wrote:Ugh, I'm a big reader, but the minute someone forces me to read something, I lose interest.


I'm exactly the same. I guess you could say I'm a rebel :P

This term we had to read Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Talk about weird. Talk about a sex and drug fuelled ride. That was some weiiiiiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrd stuff. At least the boys in the class enjoyed it.
Last term we read To Kill a Mockingbird and Othello. Both of which I really enjoyed.............i don't think anyone else in the class did though.

I guess i'm a nerd-rebel then :P
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby Gabbie » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:59 am

^ We read that in term 1! And studied Blade Runner with it.
It was a pretty cool unit. :D

We also did Othello, but last yearrr. And TKAMB in year 10.
We did King Lear this year for our Shakespeare,it was horrible. :shock:
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby simple_love♫ » Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:16 pm

last year we read Romeo and Juliet (it was easy cuz I'd seen the movie a million times), A Separate Peace, Animal Farm, and a bunch of poetry stuff. this year we're reading To Kill a Mocking Bird, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, some other novels and more poetry
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby vamp na hEireann » Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:31 pm

Last year we had to do The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and The Field by some lad that I can't remember his name.That is the stupidest play ever.84 pages of two lads fighting over a field and it took us a whole year to finish it although I finished it in about two classes.The Outsiders wasn't too bad.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby Macy! » Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:46 pm

For our summer assignment, we had to read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I was expecting it to be stupid and boring, like most required reading, but I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. It was very different from anything I've read and I like how society is portrayed, even if it's way into the future.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby gypsyeyes » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:41 pm

Gabbie wrote:^ We read that in term 1! And studied Blade Runner with it.
It was a pretty cool unit. :D

We also did Othello, but last yearrr. And TKAMB in year 10.
We did King Lear this year for our Shakespeare,it was horrible. :shock:


Wow thats very similar to what we're doing. I thought the different states would be different. Aparantly Blade Runner is considered too much of a "cult film" for us to study with it though, so we are watching Equilibrium instead. Funniest gunfights ever! :lol: and Christian Bale so i can ignore the lameness.

Simple_love: You should enjoy TKAMB, its really a good book. Starts off a bit slow for those who aren't word fans but it has really good messages and themes. And many quotable lines to make essay-writing a breeze :D
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby AliceLauren » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:59 pm

I had to read Code Orange, and James Town, Blood on the river. Not the best books ever. I just imagined that the main character was really hot. :lol:

It worked for me. lol.
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Re: Required School Reading

Postby WishIWasACullen » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:53 pm

I'm the same way with the whole once-it's-assigned-I-don't-wanna-do-it thing. It's so true. I love to read but hate HAVING to read something. Anyway, when I was in high school this is what we had to read (and this is only what I can remember so it's give or take a few...)

9th grade
Animal Farm
The Odyssey
Romeo and Juliet
lots 'o' poetry

10th grade Honors English
To Kill a Mockingbird
Julius Caesar
even more poetry

11th grade Honors English
Antigone
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus at Colonus
The Scarlet Letter
The Great Gatsby
Breakfast at Tiffanys
Huckleberry Finn

12th grade-Advance Placement English
Othello
Heart of Darkness
Things Fall Apart
Pride and Prejudice
Macbeth

I know that there are more, especially from AP Eng. but I honestly can't remember them. But yes, if anyone had to read Heart of Darkness, tell me what you thought. Personally, I hated it but the rest were pretty decent. :D
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