What was the book you hated reading for school?

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Post by anneloretrujillo » 16 Jul 2016, 01:26

I hated reading the Hobbit. It is not a book I would ever read on my own, and I didn't like it at all. The fact that I was forced to read it made it even worse.

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Post by Megwe85 » 28 Sep 2016, 01:45

I didn't like On the Road or Catch-22. In fact, I didn't even finish the second one. On the Road bored me to tears. I'm still not sure what I was supposed to get out of reading about the dull exploits of a marijuana-smoking man.
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Post by TrishaAnn92 » 28 Sep 2016, 06:18

I strongly disliked having to read Lord of the Flies in school. I don't even remember what grade I was in when we were forced to read it but I can say I don't remember much of it.
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Post by zero_macabre » 28 Sep 2016, 08:58

We had to read 'Friedrich'. Honestly, I didn't like reading the book not because I felt reading it was stupid or pointless, but just because I had read it so many times and it got really boring. However, the book is good.. I guess.
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Post by mommyreadsbooks » 29 Sep 2016, 21:27

We read a lot of very good interesting books in school, but I have to say my very least favorite would be Beowolf. That was not appealing to me at all! I wouldn't wait until it was over, but then we had to watch the movie. :doh:
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Post by KaraSkinner » 01 Oct 2016, 15:49

I hated the Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy with a passion! My teacher kept trying to get the entire class to see the mayor as a sympathetic character, but I wasn't having any of it. He sold his wife and child in a drunken rage in the first scene! It was impossible to like him. Grendel was also a problem for me because it was so hard to get through. Not only was it dark, but just difficult to understand. I had a much harder time with Grendel than I did even with 1984.

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Post by queeennnkatie » 02 Oct 2016, 10:21

In a civics class, we had to read The Book Theif and I was like 13 at the time and I had no idea what the author was saying.
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Post by queeennnkatie » 02 Oct 2016, 10:21

In a civics class, we had to read The Book Theif and I was like 13 at the time and I had no idea what the author was saying.
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Post by bizoleth » 02 Oct 2016, 16:54

I didn't read it--at the time--my fourth grade teacher read Scott O'Dell's "Island of the Blue Dolphins" to us in class and I totally tuned him out...what a silly child I was! I bought the book and read it with my mom when I was pregnant with my first and LOVED it!! I'm not sure where my brain was in 4th grade but SO glad I took the plunge...better late than never!

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Post by kjsoldani » 10 Oct 2016, 15:17

The one book I remember that was absolutely mind-numbing to read with The Pearl by John Steinbeck. It had a good moral but it was so boring, it was painful. Besides that I remember most high school books being a pretty positive experience aside from the essays and inferences of quotes.

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Post by Angel610 » 10 Oct 2016, 15:51

The first one that came to mind was Catcher in the Rye... I really don't remember now why I couldn't get into it, but like another writer posted I should give it another try. I had forgotten so many of the other books mentioned here like Wuthering Heights, although I've read most of them I almost had a hard time choosing just one.... My favorite book we had to read was Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier and it remains one of my all time favorites still.

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Post by Glittery1 » 07 Nov 2016, 12:35

I absolutely HATED The Lord of the Flies. HATED.

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Post by AMagnificentAmberson » 09 Nov 2016, 12:19

The only thing I remember is The Three Musketeers. I was super excited about it until I started reading it. :( I got so bored I tried to skip through it by only reading the dialogue and then I failed my comprehension study at the end.

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Post by ebeth » 23 Nov 2016, 18:09

I remember one of the books I had to read was of Mice and Men. I really had a hard time reading it. In fact, I found I had a hard time reading books that were a requirement then ones I did read. Now I am finding myself interested in books that probably could have been a requirement in school, but is more fun to read because don't feel pressured to read it.
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Post by karolinka » 23 Nov 2016, 22:18

I really hated "Moby Dick," hands down. It is well-written book and a classic, but it is negative. I am not into hunting whales in the least, and I was sad at the end of the book when Moby Dick dies. Ahab dies too, but he deserves it, in my opinion.
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