formerly Sultan of Skook
The Old Man in the Sea is pretty bad, it's like someone tried to stretch one paragraph worth of content into 200 pages.
I had to read this one too, and I remember thinking it was alright. The sentences have a sort of loose quality to them that made it enjoyable to read for me. Not sure if "loose" is the right word, but yeah.Worst for me was House on Mango Street. Couldn't like the narrator much, the topics didn't interest me, and the format didn't click, either.
the scarlet letter but the catcher in the rye was also pretty awful
I forget what grade in high school but at one point in class we got to choose between reading The Scarlet Letter, Lord of the Flies, Brave New World, and a couple other books I forget. The class was to split into discussion groups and basically lecture the rest of the class on our chosen book at the end of the assignment. I chose The Scarlet Letter because it was the shortest. Dear Lord, what a terrible mistake.catcher in the rye I really disliked until my teacher went over the symbolism. Scarlet letter was straight up horrible though lol.
The Canterbury Tales owns pretty hard, though.Wuthering Heights should never be allowed in the education system. Making anyone read books with old english should be considered terrorism.
I appreciate it more as I've aged -- I didn't like it back in the day because it was a summer reading assignment for AP English and it's obviously a pretty long book that ate up a lot of my vacation time -- but it's literally like 300 pages of pointless hand-wringing.Crime and Punishment was definitely the biggest snoozer for me. Wasn't required reading but on the list of titles that you had to choose from to read. Big mistake on my part lol.
And it's not even that the overall story and stuff is bad it just fucking draaaaags
Wow. I’ve never seen someone misinterpret a piece of text that is so straight forward.In the first few pages of Jane Eyre, someone throws a book at Jane and this is what happens next
Even in 10th grade I had read fanfiction with less blatant “let’s establish how our protagonist is super awesome and smart” lines
edit: for some positivity, some books I remember liking from school: Catch 22, The Kite Runner, The Stranger, Pride and Prejudice, Heart of Darkness