Worst Books You Read in High School English ClassSpark_Of_Life These are the pieces of "classic" literature that your sadistic high school English teacher forced you to read and write reports about, take tests on, and discuss in circles. I actually don't hate a majority of these books (I even love a few of them), but I just added a bunch I knew people read and didn't like. Presented in no particular order.
The Top Ten
More like "Better ON". I actually doubt the Amish community would like this snob's book. - Swellow
Worst book I've ever read. Period. See my entry in "Worst Books of All Time" about it for my full review. - Spark_Of_Life
One of the best books I've ever read. Memorable characters, a riveting story, and a great allegory of racism in the deep south. - Spark_Of_Life
One of the greatest books ever written, does not deserve to be on here or #2. What the hell? - truckturner
I respect your opinion, but why do you hate all of these classics?
I didn’t mean to vote for this. - RamblesV 3 Comments
Loved this book. It's gory, grim, and darkly beautiful. Golding can make a savage murder sound artistic. - Spark_Of_Life
A superb illustration of just how thin the veneer of civilization can be.
Honestly, I love the idea, plot, characters and the symbolism/allegory. But the writing and ending was horrible. The author took to much time to explain details send at the end I still couldn’t picture it and the one time I wanted details was the ending and it didn’t have any.
I love this book since I am in love with my boyfriend and I am always afraid to lose him - Ihateschool
Never before has a such a great story had two such bland main characters. This should have been about Mercutio. - Spark_Of_Life
This is the black widow of literature. It takes your heart and attaches it to Lenny, only for it to KILL ANY GOOD FEELINGS YOU HAVE BY HAVING GEORGE, HIS BEST FRIEND, SHOOT HIM. But still, what a great book. - Spark_Of_Life
A travesty of literature that has no place in courses at the middle- or high-school level. It championed libertinism and the rejection of the beliefs and mores of the established order, as proximately represented by parents. Think of it as Anarchy 101.
This book intentionally has no plot. Who would ever want to read that.
I didn't hate it, it just kinda left me cold. - truckturner
This book has so much swearing in itV 2 Comments
It could've been a good book, but it was too anti-technology in my opinion. - RalphBob
Most boring book and stupid premise I've ever read. The writing style of Bradbury is awful too.
Good but there's something that I can't quite put my finger on about this book that makes it kind of unlikeable. - Spark_Of_Life
A bad book - Kaboom
Not the worst book but it gets boring around the 12th chapter - AlphaQ
The film is worse and more confusing.
Film: 1.5/5 - AlphaQ
His best play. Dark, gory, and memorable with some of the most evil characters in literature. Tragically short, though. - Spark_Of_Life
I got this for summer homework and it sucks - Ihateschool
Maybe you missed the point of both this and "Brave New World." The point is the condemnation of human arrogance, the blind worship of science, rejection of a higher power, the nightmare of totalitarian thought---all dire warnings for our own time.
A bit tedious and thin, Dracula is better. - truckturner
Worst book I read in English this year. Over 500 pages of nothing overly interesting happening coupled with boring 19th century Romance. AND WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF JANE COLLAPSING ON THE DOORSTEP OF THE ONE HOUSE BELONGING TO HER LONG-LOST COUSINS? - Spark_Of_Life
It doesn't matter in 2017 anymore - Ihateschool
What's Homers last name? Plus Homer Simpson is way better - Ihateschool
This and 1984 should be required reading, as they pull the veil of romantic heroism from the demonic face of socialism/communism.
Oh we are reading this right now. It's garbage - ProPanda
What a gut-wrencher of a book. Can't tell if I liked this or not. - Spark_Of_Life
Great, tragic story about a misunderstood young man who just wanted acceptance in nature. John Krakauer telling pointless personal tales of trekking into the wilderness and endless paragraphs repeating the same info over and over? Not so great. - Spark_Of_Life
Apparently Faulkner himself thought that this book made no sense without being published in 4 different ink colors - NymeriaWaters
The only reason I want to read this book is because the lion king is based iff this book - Ihateschool
This doesn't deserve to be on the list, it's a great American novel. The movie is terrific, too. - truckturner
The morals of this book are meaningful. However, the book itself is actually extremely boring. - Swellow
Boring. And why does Artemidorus have a whole scene to himself? He only has 4 lines in the entire play! - Spark_Of_Life
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