This week's featured questions is: Is there a book that you were required to read in school that you actually loved? - Suggested by Natalie Hearts Books.
Good one. I actually read some okay books in school. I went to a fairly scuzzy comprehensive, so I think the teachers were just desperate to get us reading something, anything! In lower school I remember we read The Phantom Tollbooth, which was good, and a comparison of Anne Frank's Diary and The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. Then for GCSE, we did Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth - not terribly inspired, but probably the more accessible Shakespeare plays - Death of a Salesman, Lord of the Flies, Pride and Prejudice and war poetry by Wilfred Owen and Rupert Brooks. None of it was what I would have ordinarily picked up, but I enjoyed it all nonetheless.
What about you? Did you get off lightly at school, or did your teachers make you study something awful?
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