Best Books Read In School

We are all asked to read books in school. Some are great, some are okay, some are not so great. Here's a list of remarkable books you may have read (or had read to you) in school.

The Top Ten

1 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

I read he book and saw the movie and it's awesome - Stevenpenguin

2 Romeo and Juliet
3 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

It's a big pity, but many of the books in the list I haven't even heard about. In schools of our country pupils read only "Romeo & Juliet'" and about T. Sawyer and H. Finn, of course. It reminds me my childhood - Wonderful

4 To Kill a Mockingbird

This book is a timeless classic and should forever be remembered as such. It is a literary masterpiece and has changed the way I see things. The writing style was incredible, and even though I'm a huge reader, this ranks at the top of my list of favourite books. - The_Personage

I voted for this although I didn't read it at school but by choice after viewing and enjoying the film of the same name. - ParasN2000

This opened my eyes to many things in this world. A true masterpiece. - dureckl

Definitely a great book!
The way Jean louise was so tomboyish and how life was in the old times was truly incredible!
It made me feel like I was there, breaking into Boo Radlyes house and finding
Dill under a bed! - kyaracalderon

5 The Scarlet Letter
6 The Giver
7 Of Mice and Men

It's just an amazing book, I have kept reading it over and over again and it never gets old! - fidelcanojr

8 Watership Down
9 The Hobbit
10 Macbeth

The Contenders

11 The Outsiders

This book never gets old. It's an incredible masterpiece and has really opened my eyes. I'm not afraid to admit, I cried and always do when I think about the feelings that book brought upon me. - The_Personage

Ii's strange, but I can't remember much about the book, except a character called Ponyboy, and the first (and, which is also the last) line that has stuck in my head for many years:

"When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home."

It's the only first line I've remembered from ANY book (and I've read hundreds! ) I enjoyed reading it at the time, but I hardly remember it at all, as I said, except for a character and that line. I guess it will always stay with me. - Britgirl

12 War and Peace
13 Gay Life & Culture - Robert Aldrich
14 The Odyssey

WAY better than the Iliad.

15 Catcher in the Rye

How is this not in the list?

16 Lord of the Flies

Romeo and Juliet? Really? To all the fools who think that story is romantic or remotely three dimensional... please actually read it.

17 La Vie Devant Soi
18 Iliad by Homer
19 A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'engle

I remember reading this book in seventh grade if I'm correct. I personally loved the story, characters, everything.
Sadly I can't remember much of it. May have to go back a read it again. - LostDream258

20 Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
21 Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
22 The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
23 Animal Farm - George Orwell
24 Blood Brothers
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