BOOKS I WAS FORCED TO READ THROUGHOUT SCHOOL

Inspired by @mayla. Some good, some bad.
  1. Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
    My 9th grade English teacher didn't like that the curriculum didn't include any sci-fi novels, so he added it to our list. Easily one of the best books I've read in terms of the ideas sticking with you (in a haunting kind of way).
  2. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    This was on a list of suggested reading, so not one the whole class read. I re-read it a few years ago and it's one of those books that I like better after I've read it.
  3. My Antonia by Willa Cather
    Ugh, so boring.
  4. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
    Such a good book. My English teacher set up a sort of interactive, choose-your-own-adventure game for us to play as we read it.
  5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    When people say they don't like The Great Gatsby, I don't understand them.
  6. Hamlet
    The play was good but the best part is, we watched the Kenneth Branagh adaptation. The scene with Ophelia in the mirrored room is still one of my favorite So Bad It's Good moments, out of everything. Also that's when I learned Lion King was based on Hamlet, and it blew my mind.