Obviously in school we were forced to read different books for assignments. What I want to know from all you Viners out there is what are the books that left any sort of impression, positive or negative. What were the good, the bad and the ugly. Did you watch the movie adaptation if it had one ?
For example in 10th grade English I read "Freak The Mighty", I found it to be boring quite boring and the only reason I remember it is because I saw the movie and it had a young Kieran Culkin (Wallace from Scott Pilgrim) and Meat Loaf in it.
Also in 9th grade French I read "Catcher in the Rye", which I didn't know it was this famous book until I was halfway through it, looked at the inside cover and saw the text that said this is translation. Anyways I wasn't fan of the book at all, found the main character to be unlikable as hell and his point of view incredible stupid.
Then in 10th grade French I read "Harold and Maude" and I hated that one to, the main characters were not only unlikable but their acts reprehensible. Maude was not only stealing cars but they stole a police officers bike when they were pulled over and they never get caught for that sh*t, it annoyed the crap out of me.
Then in 11th grade English I read "Animal Farm" and this was by far the best book I read, terrifying social commentary about communist Russia and all the other countries of that time. Truly a book anyone should read.
So share your experience with terrible high school books.