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In ninth grade, I had to read a novel called the Drowning Of Stephan Jones. The book itself was good, I just absolutely hated the way that homosexual relationships were displayed and the redemption arc that many of the prejudiced characters were given.
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Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. I don't even remember it; I hated it so much. I think I blocked it out of my memory. The shame is that she was one of my favorite professors. I took three classes with her. She chose good books. Except that one, and the time we had to watch that movie Thirteen.

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aparsons wrote:
15 Feb 2016, 22:52
I know we had to to read the Great Gatsby, but I was waaaay too immature to understand it. I should go back to it...
Me too. I feel like if I went back and reread it I may have a new appreciation for it.
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The Last of the Crazy People by Timothy Findley. This book is so dark and tragic! Nothing positive happens in the story, it was heartbreaking to read. I enjoyed writing essays about it but reading it was not pleasant at all!

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Jojowrites4All wrote:
15 Feb 2016, 18:30
Huckleberry Finn plus Of Mice and Men. We had to read both books over and over.
I didn't like Of Mice and Men either. It was too depressing.

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Animal Farm! I did not like the book or the movie, which we had to watch as well. Anytime I think of that movie, I get sick to my stomach.

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I regretted reading Grapes of Wrath. I get that some people really like that book, but I just found it to be very depressing and hopeless. The book is based off of a hopeless time, but I just found it to dark for me, and also rather boring at the same time actually. And then the end was just very uncomfortable.

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DragonLight877 wrote:
06 Feb 2020, 12:12
I regretted reading Grapes of Wrath. I get that some people really like that book, but I just found it to be very depressing and hopeless. The book is based off of a hopeless time, but I just found it to dark for me, and also rather boring at the same time actually. And then the end was just very uncomfortable.
Grapes of Wrath was horrible. Not only is it depressing, but it was mind numbingly boring. I didn't even make it to the end for the uncomfortable ending (Sorry, Mrs. Jonah.)

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dorebri2020 wrote:
24 Jul 2019, 11:55
In ninth grade, I had to read a novel called the Drowning Of Stephan Jones. The book itself was good, I just absolutely hated the way that homosexual relationships were displayed and the redemption arc that many of the prejudiced characters were given.
That book is on my TBR, so that's unfortunate to hear. Is it very bad?

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Star88 wrote:
10 Oct 2017, 22:01
I had to read Anthem by Ayn Rand. The way she portrayed women was horrrible. Also, the main character pissed me off due to his personality.
Forgive me for replying to a three year old post, but I hate Ayn Rand with a passion and I can't imagine being made to read any of her work in high school.

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sevencrows wrote:
09 Feb 2020, 06:45
DragonLight877 wrote:
06 Feb 2020, 12:12
I regretted reading Grapes of Wrath. I get that some people really like that book, but I just found it to be very depressing and hopeless. The book is based off of a hopeless time, but I just found it to dark for me, and also rather boring at the same time actually. And then the end was just very uncomfortable.
Grapes of Wrath was horrible. Not only is it depressing, but it was mind numbingly boring. I didn't even make it to the end for the uncomfortable ending (Sorry, Mrs. Jonah.)
Oh be glad you didn't, or you could find the book and only read the last few pages. :lol:

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To Build a Fire was a definite chore. I might feel differently now that I’m not a high school student :lol:
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The Year in San Fernando

We had to read and review it in 9th grade, and my entire class hated the book. I don't think our teacher ever saw such negative reviews, lol. The book is so boring and repetitive.

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The Scarlet Letter. For the most part I did not enjoy being "forced" to read something, but that book really took the cake. I believe I had 2 or 3 classes where I was asked to read and write on it.
I.COULD.NOT.

That being said, I loved The Old Man and The Sea and The Great Gatsby

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