I Want to Know Your Favorite Book You Read In High School

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    IN School....

    I read a lot out of school but within school, I had two favourite books that I had to read as part of my GCSE Coursework. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte   The latter in earnestness I had already read several years prior and started a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 23, 2008

    Book

    Harry Potter most definatly Harry Potter
    ivorythorns ivorythorns
    22-25, F
    Jun 13, 2011

    Flowers for Algernon

    This is a wonderful and unforgettable novel that was also made into the Academy Award-winning film Charly starring Cliff Robertson. Algernon is a laboratory mouse who has undergone surgery to increase his intelligence by artificial means. The story is told by a series of progress...
    invisible321 invisible321
    51-55, F
    Jan 28, 2013

    Animal Farm...

    Definately ranks ahead of Anthem, Lord of the Flies, and Jurassic Park in my opinion.
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    7 Responses Mar 7, 2008

    My Favorite Books In Hs Was....

    a toss up, it is very hard to choose between my two favorite books that I have read so many times. They are The Giver By Lois Lowry and A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.The Giver is a Utopian/Distopian society book. I wasn't too much of a reader when I first read this book...
    TheHatterAndHisMuchness TheHatterAndHisMuchness
    22-25, F
    Aug 19, 2011

    Night

    My favorite book from High School is Night by Elie Wiesel.  It is the story of a holocaust survior.  A very powerful book.  
    EPErica EPErica
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2009

    Hmm Which to Choose.

    I read a ton of books in high school. I was a regular bookworm. So there are a lot that I could choose from. I think ultimately though. My most favorite I have read numerous times during and since would have to be "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle" by Avi If...
    UndeniablyConfused UndeniablyConfused
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2009

    Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy...best Book Ever!

    Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy...We had to do it for grade 10 English, everyone in my class thought it was load of crap and didn't read it...I had already read it 3 or 4 times by then...Needless to say I passed that essay with flying colours! It's such a funny book and I...
    Kiks05 Kiks05
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2011

    Ingathering By Zenna Henderson

    My favorite was a book called Ingathering which was really a grouping of short stories tied together by a main story. This book is a combination of all three of her other books. Pilgramage Book of the People, The People No Different Flesh, and Holding Wonder. I still have this...
    prism9 prism9
    61-65, F
    Apr 2, 2012

    Not Doing That Again......, By Brian Thomas

    This is a humorous account of the many adventures of a small businessman from England who gets the idea that exporting his goods to exotic places is the way to get rich and see the world at the same time, with helpful tips on how to avoid some of the pitfalls doing business...
    rusekniga rusekniga
    41-45
    Feb 6, 2012

    My Favorite Book Back Then...

    And still one of my favorites to this day is "The Sword of Shannara" by Terry Brooks. Never mind that I now know it was a complete and utter rip off of the "Lord of the Rings". I loved the was that Brooks retold it. And I plunged through every continuation of the story. I still...
    TheFabulousKilljoy TheFabulousKilljoy
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2011

    I Was Goth In High School

    So probably the best books I read back then were Anne Rice novels (I prefer the witches to the vampires), and I also read Bram Stoker's Dracula around that time... wonderful.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    May 21, 2011

    Brighton Rock By Graham Greene

    The reason this was my favorite book has nothing to do with the story. In class, we each had to take it in turns to stand up and read out a few pages. Previously I, like most people who experienced this, hated reading in public. It was probably something to do with the...
    Jips Jips
    31-35, M
    Feb 14, 2011

    A Real Cool Book

    My favorite book in high school was Psychopathia Sexualis by Von Sacher-Masoch.  The problem was, all the good parts were in Latin.  So, believe it or not, I actually signed up for latin in 10th grade.  That helped a bit, but being about as naive as a june bug I...
    Zotz123 Zotz123
    70+, M
    5 Responses May 26, 2010

    The Great Gatsby

    Loved all the symbolism in this book, was the first book that made me realize that what you read isn't all ways the end of the story.
    kristandarka kristandarka
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 8, 2012

    Fav Books

    The Secret Life of Bees or Tuesdays with Morrie hands down two of my favorite books
    bells1218 bells1218
    16-17, F
    Aug 15, 2012

    My Favourite Book From School

    wuthering heights, i remember i never got the song til i read the book, think the song is ace now. listening right now. off i go down memory lane...........
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Apr 6, 2008

    It's Funny What Happens...

    I really didn't like any books I read in high school but still decided to become an English teacher. Now that I'm teaching Huck Finn, Great Gatsby, Catcher in the Rye, Romeo and Juliet, Of Mice and Men, A Separate Peace, etc., my opinion has completely changed. Now I know that...
    windfall1 windfall1
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Feb 4, 2011

    Books.

    To be honest, the only books I read were true Story magazines, and comic boods OH yes the holy Bible....
    Bluebird777 Bluebird777
    70+, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2009

    There's More Than One

    I loved The Things They Carried. it's about the vietnam war. I also loved Farenheit 451. I thought The Catcher in the Rye was awesome. I also loved Whale Talk. most of the time though I finished the book way before the class.
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal
    18-21, F
    Mar 8, 2008

    Wuthering Heights

    My favorite book I read in highschool was Wuthering heights. It was the first classic that I didn't find boring and irrelevant to my life. I couldn't put it down. It was so dark and passionate, a very true look at human nature. I could understand and relate to these very troubled...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 3, 2012

    All Time Favorite

    My all time favorite book I read when I was in High Was the Outsiders. To this day, once in a while I enjoy reading the book. Its a book I can read it over and over. I Love the book, movie was okay, but the book was amazing.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 13, 2013

    This Book Changed My Life

    My fave book I read in high school was Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. That book changed my life. My favorite non-curriculum book I read in high school was On the Road by Jack Kerouac, that book also changed my life.
    Ozzygrl Ozzygrl
    26-30, F
    Jul 11, 2008

    Would Guess

    it was edgar rice burrows the center of the earth line of books or the mars line
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Mar 17, 2012

    What To Readcatcher In The Rye

    Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, The Stranger, A Clockwork Orange, Animal Farm, Go Ask Alice
    Snarf75 Snarf75
    31-35
    May 31, 2011

    The Adventures Of Aries (the Little Bear That Couldn`t Sleep ) By B.j. Thomas

    The story of a bear cubs first summer.Good story for kids. On Lulu.com
    rusekniga rusekniga
    41-45
    Feb 6, 2012

    I Remember

    The Diary of Anne Frank was my very favorite book in high school... I still love it and wouldn't mind my own copy.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 7, 2008

    Surprisingly....

    Grapes of Wrath has to be one of my favorites.  Probably only because of the teacher and the fact we skipped every other chapter lol  If i recall correctly, she read it to us in class.  i think she wanted to make it as easy on us as possible lol  To Kill a...
    KinkyFlower KinkyFlower
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2008

    Tough One

    No one book stands out for me. You change so much in high school I found that my book choice did also. I remember some books that I had a special feeling for though. Catcher in the Rye (jd salinger), I heard the owl call my name (chinua achebe), the pigman (paul zindell), easy...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 6, 2008

    The Picture Of Dorian Gray And The Bell Jar

     They spoke to me on a level I hadn't before experienced. I later studied sociology and women's studies in college. Fitting, really.
    Zombina Zombina
    26-30, F
    Feb 25, 2011

    A Walk to Remember

    Remember how big the rage for that movie and novel was back then? I sure was part of that rage!;p... Loved the book... Great story of first and real love. Very much bittersweet.
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2009

    Nancy Drew

    but for the love of me, I cant remember a single story now
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses Jan 18, 2009

    Fave Book

    im british so we dont have high school exactly called secondry school in my day anyway   had a fresh out of teacher training college teacher gave us "sons and lovers" by d h lawrence this book so inspired me i went out and bought it we also had to read one...
    blondzrmb01 blondzrmb01
    41-45
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2009

    English Book

    Actually the best book I read in HS might not have been in English as it was in Greek: Homer's Iliad. However, I love great writing so I loved my English Literature book that was loaded with the works of Shakespeare, Chaucer, Shelley, Emerson, and so on. Hamlet, Macbeth and...
    Tuck Tuck
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Jul 26, 2011

    Books As Hand Downs

    I never really buy a book that I wanted. I usually recieved most of them as hand downs.  Either from a friend or close relatives. So what was handed down would be my book. And automatically goes to my favoites like Nancy Drew, Anne Franks' Diary, Agatha Christy, Sherlock Holmes...
    zephyr2005 zephyr2005
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 15, 2011

    In high school it was probably Lord of the Rings

    and the Hobbit. And I remember enjoying anything by Ray Bradbury and Larry Niven. I also enjoyed Jack London's Call of the Wild and read it a gazillion times but may have given up on it by the time I was in high school. My favorite genres at the time were fantasy, sci-fi, and...
    bookishlutheran bookishlutheran
    61-65, M
    Mar 16

    Does It Count If Your Still In Higschool?

    i'm still in highschool and still have a list of books to read but for now its the darkest power series (the reckoning, the summoning and the awakening) by kelly armstrong
    dreamerartist dreamerartist
    13-15, F
    Apr 20, 2012

    The Awakening

    I did not read many of the classics in high school. I was severely depressed and really only read books that I felt I could relate to at the time. However, The Awakening by Kate Chopin has stuck with me throughout the years, and remains one of my favorites to this day.It was not...
    VendettaVita VendettaVita
    31-35, F
    Feb 5, 2011

    The Catcher In the Rye And...

    I loved The Catcher in the Rye, which is probably one of the easiest and most popular high school reading requirements. But other books I really really liked were Wuthering Heights and Catch-22. I loved them so much I decided that all I wanted to do in college...
    chancesbreathe chancesbreathe
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 1, 2009

    My Favorite

    My favorite book I read in high school was a tye between To Kill A Mockingbird and Catcher In The Rye. Both classics and both that I love love love! I also read I Heard An Owl Call My Name, great as well but then again i'm a dork and love most books :D
    Gem824 Gem824
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 2, 2012

    Catcher In the Rye

    It was one of the few set texts I finished straightaway just because I wanted to see how it ended. Still one of my favourite books and contains a lot of good advice.
    mikemcneil mikemcneil
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2008

    Lovely Bones.

    I'm currently reading lovely bones, it's an amazing book, with certain depth and meaning. I also enjoyed of mice an men which i'm studying for english lit.
    hsat hsat
    16-17, F
    Dec 10, 2009

    A Few

    I read very little in high school. Most of what I read was for English class, like Romeo and Juliet, to Kill a Mockingbird, Holes, Macbeth, Pride and Prejudice, Lockie Leonard Human Torpedo and Animal Farm. I love them all but wasn't enormously keen on them at the time.
    learntocook learntocook
    18-21
    1 Response Aug 7, 2010

    Favorite

    There are quite a few that I read in HS that I liked. (And wouldn't mind reading again) The Catcher in the Rye The Great Gatsby (excited for the movie) Of Mice and men (Saddd) Of the Shakespeare I read (Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet are my fave) A Brave New World That's just...
    Shattereddreams25 Shattereddreams25
    22-25, F
    May 24, 2012

    Freedom

    I have always loved to read, but in school I did not love being told what to read. Elementary school was very free - read whatever you want as long as you are reading. Things tightened up in Jr. High - you MUST read this and this if you are to become a successful well...
    Aluminum Aluminum
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Dec 4, 2008

    This One Was Pulled And I Read It Anyway

    My favorite book was the Bluest Eye. A group of so called Christians got it pulled from off our list and off the shelves in the library. I went to the book store and brought it for myself and passed it around to the rest of the senior class so we could see what the hype was all...
    misery22 misery22
    36-40, F
    May 22, 2012

    "suicide Notes A Novel" By Michael Thomas Ford

    My favorite book i read in high school would be "Suicide Notes a novel" by Michael Thomas ford. its about a boy who tries to commit suicide while his parents are out of the house in new years, but they find him before he losses consciousness. They manage to save him but when he...
    Merac Merac
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 2, 2012

    Here Is Just a Few

    Of mice and men.  To Kill a Mockingbird.   Catcher in the Rye.  One Day in the Life of Ivan Doenichavich (sp?)  Dairy of Anne Frank.  Girl of the Limberlost.  Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy.  Fountain Head.  Interview with a...
    Freestanding Freestanding
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Mar 7, 2008

    1984 By George Orwell

    i decide that since i had a great love of books American Lit would be a good class to take,i was introduced to all the classics including 1984, sad to say that was about 5 years ago and i really need to reread some of the classics that i had in that class. I know along with...
    adorabledespair adorabledespair
    18-21, F
    Aug 17, 2011

    A Few ......

    There's too many to list really, but here are 3 that I absolutely adore.....still, to this day...... "Kidnapped", by Robert Louis Stevenson...... It had it all......drama......excitement.......the high seas.......treasure......adventure...... It absolutely whisked me away for...
    SamanthaTheStreetwalker SamanthaTheStreetwalker
    46-50, F
    Feb 15, 2013

    Escape

    Reading in high school was something I did a lot. I wasn't in very many sports or part of a lot clubs. I was just an average student that did average things.. One thing I did a lot though was read. I guess it started when I was a kid and I made my mom read me stories until I was...
    thisismedee thisismedee
    18-21
    Dec 8, 2011

    Hmmmm I Read So Many....

    but i guess it would either be Flowers for Algernon, or 1984. the first for so many reasons. the fact that people are so mean to others and not even realize how terrible they are really acting until you hold a mirror up to them. it spoke to my very soul. the fact that the main...
    juggalove juggalove
    31-35, F
    Jun 18, 2010

    "Goodnight Mister Tom"

    For me It has to be: 'Goodnight Mister Tom' written by Michelle Magorian. This is the story of an 8 year old boy, 'William Beech'  an evacuee during the 2nd World War. A bewildered young Willie is thrust in to the care of an unwilling, very reclusive and rather grouchy old...
    teeny09 teeny09
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2011
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