Worst book you've ever had to read as an assignment

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  1. Gwen Farewell.

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    Lol, just piggybacking off the other thread xD;;

    For me it was a book called "The Borrowers"... god, then we had to watch the movie, which I fell asleep during and got busted for it ._.
     
  2. Explode Who?!

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    Charlotte's Web. I guess it's not such a terrible book, but they made us read it every year in elementary school. I wanted to kill my librarian.
     
  3. Sir Charles of Monocles The Fault in Our Stars

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    Great Expectation. Worst book I have ever read.
     
  4. Nobody's Shadow Kingdom Keeper

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    Beowulf. Get it away from me. Seriously.
     
  5. Spike H E R O

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    Of Mice And Men sucked. Puppies died, racism occured, and some dude had to kill his best friend.
     
  6. Destiny's Force Mess with the best, lose like the rest...

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    Oh yeah?

    You think those are bad? Try reading "Paradise Lost" by John Milton.

    It's 12 books of pure Hell. Literally. It's all about the fall of Adam and Eve with Satan as the anti-hero. Yeah, we get to see him turn from fallen angel to evil serpent. He has sex with his daughter, Sin who bore their son, Death. Once you read their descriptions, you will probably believe even the scariest creature is Adonis. :xp:

    Despite it being a long and tedious read, it's all poetry. Yeah, a 12 volumes thick piece of poetry.

    Once you read the entire thing once, you will NEVER want to read it again. Seriously.

    But if you need a book that'll help you fall asleep, read it. You'll be exhausted from boredom and trying to figure out what the heck is going on. :dead:
     
  7. Near-to-Tears King's Apprentice

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    I actully liked "The Borrowers" When I was little lol. I loved the names.
    And I actully like most of the books we read at school. It's poetry that annoys me. If I have to read "The Tyger" on more time I swear I will go insane and take everyone here with me!!!

    Soz, but I had to write an essay on it two years after having to recite it word for word infront of my Headteacher. I hate that poem with an undying loathing...
     
  8. Sexy Sheva Banned

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    D: I <3 that movie! I Watch it all the time ^_^




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    We had to read "The Odyssey"

    I just day dreamed during the book, then when we watched the movie, it was awesome xD

    I still hate the poem book though ._.
     
  9. Cin Derp Derp Derp Derp Derp Derp Derp Derp Derp Derp

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    "The Day no pigs would die" - Absolutely horrid
     
  10. HOSPITAL STAT! i knock tits

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    Yeah, I really liked The Borrowers. I even have the movie and watched it not long ago XD Classic.

    I generally always wind up hating the books I'm assigned to read because, well, I just plain hate being forced to a read a book. Though I will point out a couple which I actually took the pleasure of reading - which is saying a lot. Those books were "All Quiet on the Western Front" and "Fiela's Child".

    OH MY GOSH. WORD UP.

    Uruuurgh, I didn't even FINISH it was I bored off my ass. Same goes for the movie.
     
  11. Mish clod

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    WHAT D':

    WHAT D':


    The worst book I've had to read for school was called 'Spies'. You've probably never heard of it; and that's a good thing.
     
  12. Sexy Sheva Banned

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    I read that before

    if the author was Michael Frayn

    I actually enjoyed it
     
  13. Mish clod

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    you're shitting me.

    No one in my class had heard of it before hand. x} and uh... WTF IS THERE TO LIKE ABOUT THAT BOOK?
     
  14. Sexy Sheva Banned

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    lol

    i heard about that book and i saw it in our school library this year
    i wanted to read it so i did

    i like the fact that the setting was World World II and the present
     
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    A Seperate Peace and The Pigman... Ugh! Next, I'm supposed to read Gathering Blue, woop de freakin doo! Seperate Peace was all about two friends and one literally causes the other friends death! And the Pigman is about some old guy dying because of depression caused by two teenagers! And Gathering Blue... I have no clue. But the Seperate Peace movie was so boring, I almost fell asleep! And then I had to write a paper about the similarities between the book and the movie, ugh! And I missed a day of the movie so... ugh!
     
  16. .Kairi. Kingdom Keeper

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    The worst book I've had to read was Johnny Tremain. It moved so slowly and was soo boring, and the movie was worse =/
     
  17. Soushirei 運命の欠片

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    Miss Jane Pittman.

    Horrible memories. I don't even think I finished it.
     
  18. Luna Lovegood nani panda-kun

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    "The Giver" by Louis Lowrey (sp?). She writes good books most of the time, but this one was messed up.
     
  19. Sumi suicidé

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    I ****in love poetry!!!

    Im workin on that book and hate tha cow

    I adored the pigman! and hate him for going and dieng
     
  20. Clawtooth Keelah se'lai!

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    Pinochio, the origional. It is soo slow and hard to understand, it jumps all over the place and it is just SLOW.