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We've all had to read some pretty poor books during school, but which did you find to be the worst? :afraid:

And were there any that you read in school and actually enjoyed?
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worst: Silas Marner for AS English Lit. prose :yucky::yucky:
Best: The Great Gatsby was a personal favourite of mine! :P
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(Original post by shadowdweller)
We've all had to read some pretty poor books during school, but which did you find to be the worst? :afraid:

And were there any that you read in school and actually enjoyed?
The Communist Manifesto.
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I quite enjoyed Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Wasn't too keen on Romeo or Juliet or Macbeth.
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I think the worst book i had to read was Roll of Thunder hear my cry, so boring!

But my favourite has to be a Doll's House from A2. I will be studying at uni I believe which is great!
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In Cold Blood by Capote. It was awful and didn't have chapters just huggee sections.
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Much Ado About Nothing
It was pure torture
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Whispers in the graveyard
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'Mill on the Floss' ...too long and boring especially when other classes read 'My family and other animals' and 'Cider with Rosie'.
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Edexcel GCSE Poetry Anthology
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Angela Carter's poetry and pretty much all the poetry I was forced to endure

Alan Bennett's History Boys was just awful

Call me benighted but I'd be lying if I said I ever enjoyed any Shakespeare

OTOH Great Gatsby was my personal favourite I've read that book thrice, followed by Of Mice and Men which I got full marks in GCSE.
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The bloody chamber, ugh, grim
Of mice and men (GCSE) really ignited my passion for English and made my decision to take it at A level.
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Heart of Darkness was probably the the most ******* decision my English teacher made. It was so complex and several pupils didn't like that it had the "n" word several times throughout the book, was a bit awks reading it in class.
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(Original post by Hirsty97)

Call me benighted but I'd be lying if I said I ever enjoyed any Shakespeare
Same. We covered it quite often and I never enjoyed it. Of Mice and Men was alright.
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worst: Silas Marner for AS English Lit. prose :yucky::yucky:
My friend's son had to do that for GCSE!
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Heart of Darkness was probably the the most ******* decision my English teacher made. It was so complex and several pupils didn't like that it had the "n" word several times throughout the book, was a bit awks reading it in class.
Read that recently as I'm interested in (post)colonial politics and also really REALLY like Apocalypse Now.

Really did not enjoy the book, but it's amazing how true AN is to Conrad's original.
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Anita and Me by Meera Syal- GCSE English.
Total, total tripe. It had no plot, it was just a load of random waffly anecdotes about her childhood.
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My friend's son had to do that for GCSE!
Yuck Yuck Yuck Yuck Yuck!
I wouldn't recommend a single soul to read that book; Part 1 consisted of 16 chapters which were completely irrelevant to the main storyline lol
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(Original post by shadowdweller)
We've all had to read some pretty poor books during school, but which did you find to be the worst? :afraid:

And were there any that you read in school and actually enjoyed?
Hated Gatsby. not a fan of the bloody chamber either.

i like 1984, of mice and men, a streetcar named desire & hamlet was okay. oh and macbeth.
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Twilight. My cat is more interesting than the main character of this book.
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