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November 6, 2012


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Ever actually like a book you read for English Class?

HerbalDrink Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
We all know how english class is in high school or college. OFtentimes you get boring stuff you dislike and you're not allowed to criticize the books at all because it's art and if you don't like it, it's because you "don't get it".

However, ever have instances where what you read was actually kind of fun or engaging?

For me, the stuff I liked was:

-Dear Mr. Henshaw
Read it in 4th grade. We all thought it was pretty good, and I happen to remember how many times wer were laughing at the part with "Deliver de letter de sooner de better de later de letter de madder I getter."

-Tuck Everlasting
My 5th grade teacher was pretty good. She wanted to assign us books that we wanted to read or that sounded interesting This was one of those rare books that got a 100% approval rating. XD we once actually stayed in from recess because we wanted to hear the next chapter.

-Westing Game
5th grade again. We were learning about mystery, and we actually wanted to read this one because it sounded interesting.

-Downriver (I think that's what it's called)
8th grade this time. This was pretty interesting, it's a book about a group of teens in some kind of teen-rehab program (think like for juvenile delinquents) who steal a boat and decide to raft down the Grand Canyon. They don't make it, but it was still a fun read.

-The Odyssey
It was pretty much my kind of book, really. I read it in 9th grade.

-Secret Life of Bees
This was an unusual one. I read it in 11th grade. I thought "oh man this is gonna be dull" but it was actually quite interesting. I thought the plot was really good. *shrugs* hard to say why, it was a surprising like.

LEt's just say this...if it weren't for this college course I never would have found this.

-Roadside Picnic
Same as above - I didn't even know it inspired STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl.

-The City & The City
Yep, same as above lol. It's really really intriguing, about two cities that occupy the same space.

-Oryx and Crake
Well, I might have read this one if I found out what it was about. Yes, I'm in a college class...that's having us read speculative fiction novels. My professor is really really awesome, and they're keeping an open mind about it. Yeah, hard to believe, no?

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SeriousSillyness Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The Outsiders, and Tuck Everlasting.
iwanttofuckingdie Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
for me 1984 was great. also a book called brother in the land about some dude who has to protect his family and gf after theres a nuclear war and everythings blown up. was depressing as fuck, only time a books made me cry actually
Kagamika Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Outsiders, Among the Hidden, The Transall Saga and The Tripods series were the best ones my teachers made us read.
Crazycartoonist12 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
The only one i enjoyed was The Outsiders.

MidnightValor Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
"Among the Hidden" by Margaret Peterson Haddix (I own three copies. 83)
I'm reading "Of Mice and Men" right now in English.
Other than that, I haven't liked any of them.
Blackrabbit98 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
omg, i had to read the westing game in middle school, it was awesome!

i also read and liked:

the giver [link]

the girl who owned a city [link]

lord of the flies [link]
kersnuffle Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
The only book I read for school that I actually enjoyed was Lord of the Flies. I was lucky in that I had a good teacher who was unbelievably helpful in explaining all the symbolism without making us over-analyze the book to death.
bitBEE Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
the road by cormac mccarthy was interesting, but the rest of the class thought it was depressing
carolynalane Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I would just like to say (going to rant a bit), although the book we were forced to read, let's say 50% were boring, I'm glald i read them! They are defintely good pieces of literature with lessons. These days books such as the Hunger Games, Twilight, and Harry Potter are on the lists and I'm sorry, I think that is just ridiculous. There's a reason we learn the classics - to study what makes literature great. Not just popular stories of our generation. Ug.

I loved a lot. Scarlet Letter, The Awakening, Rebecca, Shakespeare, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, etc.
FruitsOfHarvest Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Green angel. Small book but loved it.
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