Post # 1
Spinoff from this thread: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/what-was-your-favorite-book-that-you-had-to-read-in-high-school
What was your least favorite book you had to read for high school?
I really hated Great Expectations. I had loved reading Tale of Two Cities the year before so I’d hoped my enjoyment of Dickens would continue but it was so slow and I just couldn’t get into it.
There was another book that I had to read over the summer before I started AP English that I LOATHED but I can’t remember the name of it. It was really long though and I couldn’t read for more than about 15 minutes before I fell asleep from boredom. Man – I wish I could think of what it was but I’ve bannished those awful memories from my mind I guess.
Post # 3
haha I was about to start this thread
The Old Man and the Sea, I just do not get it. I did really enjoy the Sun Also Rises so I’m not a total Hemingway hater.
Also, Frankenstein. Soooooo looooong
Post # 4
Can I say All Of Them? Seriously… there wasn’t a book in High School I remotely liked. Especially when they whipped out the Odyssy. Shoot me now! I love reading. I just hated all the “classics” I guess. In Jr High I did read the Scarlet Letter and liked that though…
Post # 5
A Separate Peace by John Knowles. So boring. So very, very boring.
Post # 7
@GroovyHippieChick: YES, that book was awful, and gets my vote as well.
Post # 8
Catch 22 and Sophie’s World. Oh, and Anthem by Ayn Rand. I wanted to throw that book against the wall!
Post # 9
The Heart of Darkness. Had to read it in 12th grade AP Lit. I seriously had 20 sticky notes on each page with vocab just so I could understand it. I love the classics and need to start reading more (when I get time)
Post # 9
HEART OF DARKNESS. Oh my gawd. And Things Fall Apart. Any book about British imperialism, really.
ETA- @LovebirdsSC: Great minds, I swear. We had an abbreviated senior year because of Hurricane Katrina and we covered that horrible book in about two weeks. Needless to say, I didn’t write about it on the AP test.
Post # 10
Oh yeah, forgot about Things Fall Apart, that was a snoozer!
Post # 11
It’s a tie between Heart of Darkness and Scarlet Letter. Shoot me now.
Post # 12
Call of the Wild. God, reading that book in 7th grade was like pulling teeth for me. The Scarlet Letter was boring too. Hmmmm… Beowulf too.
I swear, I love literature but I have limits.
Post # 13
Jane Eyre. Loved the movie……book was pure torture
Post # 14
The Holder of the World and The Pearl. Blech!
Post # 15
I loved pretty much everything I read in high school….except for “My Antonia”…I just hated every bit of it! My sister and most of my friends loved it but UGHHHHHH