Books you wish they would teach in high school

Because the ones included in the curriculum somehow always manage to be depressing, stupid, or downright awful!
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113 books · 232 voters · list created April 11th, 2009 by Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ Campbell.
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message 1: by Selena (new)

Selena actually at my school, we read 'Jane Eyre' in 9th grade and 'Pride and Prejudice' in 11th


message 2: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Hands down Jane Eyre best book ever!


message 3: by Gen (new)

Gen We weren't required to study any of these books when I was in high school, unfortunately. Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice are two of my favorites. :)


message 4: by Deb (new)

Deb I read several of these books for the first time in high school, so not sure this is a very accurate list.


message 5: by Lauren (new)

Lauren We studied the Princess Bride in grade 11


message 6: by Wendy (new)

Wendy My high school taught Les Mis, Animal Farm, and 1984.


message 7: by Joanne (new)

Joanne I read several of these as assigned in high school...Jane Eyre,1984, Animal Farm, Ivanhoe


message 8: by Jenn (new)

Jenn My school requires 1984


message 9: by Siobhan (new)

Siobhan My school did a few of those books. We even did some of aesop's fables in primary school.


message 10: by Bex (new)

Bex Kula Hildrew apparently you just went to the wrong school! 14 (plus sections of a 15th) of these i studied in highschool.


message 11: by Katy (new)

Katy I was obviously very lucky at school as we did -

Lord of the flies
pride and prejudice
the importance of being earnest
treasure island

and
alice and wonderland and the BFG


message 12: by Tawny (new)

Tawny about 80% of those books are actually used in high school curriculum. good list if you call it by a different title.


Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ Campbell these are just books people -wish- they were taught in their high school, I think, even if other school curricula use them. :)


~☆~Autumn♥♥ Selena wrote: "actually at my school, we read 'Jane Eyre' in 9th grade and 'Pride and Prejudice' in 11th"

I was never required to read Pride and Prejudice and wish that we had been. I was required to read many of these and for most of them I am glad. There are a few that should be dropped.


~☆~Autumn♥♥ Jenn wrote: "My school requires 1984"

Mine did too. It made me sick.


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