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For those who love discussing the books that they've read (or refuse to read).

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Comment by Kal M! on August 25, 2009 at 3:44pm
Oh, you would have. I was lucky. I was in a class with overzealous read-alouders (yay for making up words!) and got a very small part. So the parts we had to read in class were very fun for me as well as those we read on our own.

That's the problem with reading things in school. They're easily ruined.
Comment by Andrew on August 25, 2009 at 2:39pm
I had to read The Crucible for school, but whenever we read a play in my school, it means read it aloud in class. I think I would have liked it more reading it alone.
Comment by Kal M! on August 25, 2009 at 2:21pm
Nope. hehe The Crucible was just my favorite required reading book (I didn't have to read Catcher in the Rye for school) and Streetcar named Desire was my least favorite. That, and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Yuck. lol
Comment by Hel on August 25, 2009 at 1:23pm
The Crucible is Arthur Miller...I don't know if you were including it in your paragraph about Tennessee Williams or not. But I love The Crucible - 'Let me have my name!' - that part always gets to me. I actually based my drama exam piece on it; only we did it from Mary Warren's POV.
Comment by Kal M! on August 25, 2009 at 1:04pm
I think I agree with Andrew. Although I think To Kill A Mocking Bird did have a powerful message and had some beautiful parts, it just never really blew me away. I didn't find most of it that interesting, but I didn't dislike it.

A Streetcar Named Desire was another that everyone liked, but I didn't. Tennessee Williams is brilliant, but Streetcar is my least favorite of his works.

The Crucible, on the other hand, is absolutely amazing.
Comment by Hel on August 25, 2009 at 11:33am
Aw, I love To Kill a Mockingbird! Powerful stuff, seriously. You should watch the film, too it's brilliant!
Comment by Andrew on August 25, 2009 at 11:26am
I guess I didn't find the whole idea of it that interesting. I know the Tom Robinson thing is important, but it wasn't my favorite thing to read about.
Comment by Andrew on August 25, 2009 at 7:27am
Everyone seems to really like To Kill A Mockingbird. I don't know, but for some reason I didn't think it was that great.
Comment by Myles Lewis on August 24, 2009 at 8:13pm
I read Of Mice and Men for school as well, I liked the book because it made me realize that simple books can be profound and inspire strong emotion. Just out of curiosity, what have been some of the books you guys read for school but ended up loving? I know i usually dislike required reading.

I got to read Enders Game by Orson Scott Card for summer reading one summer. From that I went on to read the rest of the Enders/Bean series. One of the only years i enjoyed my summer reading.
Comment by Betsy C. on August 24, 2009 at 6:13pm
@Myles Lewis
(THANK YOU.) I didn't want to ruin all the fun people were having recommending Catcher in the Rye, but I thought it was crude. Personal taste, I guess. I've read Of Mice and Men for English and thought it was wonderful (the ending... oh!) and I read a bit of Tortilla Flat on my own time, but didn't get to finish it. I should check that one out of the library...
 

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