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Twocky61
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Post by Twocky61 » May 7th, 2019, 2:02 am

What books did you read at school in your English class?

School standards which come to mind our:

Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee

My Family & Other Animals by Gerald Durrel

The series of Ladybird Books

What standards did you read in English class?
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Post by annise » May 7th, 2019, 3:16 am

I've moved this to off topic, it's not really anything to do with LV. Nothing wrong with the subject, just the wrong place :D

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Post by Twocky61 » May 7th, 2019, 3:29 am

OK; thanks Annise xx
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » May 7th, 2019, 7:10 am

Ok, well I am a high schooler in English class... this year we've read (not going to include authors because I don't know them) Cry the Beloved Country, of Mice and Men, Night, Macbeth, Frankenstein, and I can't remember the rest. We've read more in previous years, just don't remember them 8-)
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Post by classicsforever » May 7th, 2019, 8:20 pm

I remember being assigned to read Night and Lord of the Flies (both are hard to forget). I just re-read LOTF recently, though, and feel I understand it more now.
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Post by realisticspeakers » May 7th, 2019, 9:18 pm

1979 HS Senior here.

Catcher in the Rye (JD Salinger)
Ordinary People (Judith Guest)
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
Man's Search for Meaning (Viktor Frankl)




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Post by KevinS » May 16th, 2019, 12:16 pm

What I remember from all those years ago:

Beowulf
Canterbury Tales
Scarlet Letter
House of the Seven Gables
Billy Budd
Antigone
At least three of Shakespeare's plays
Lord of the Flies (which was paraded as contemporary, aka controversial)
Old Man and the Sea
Sound and Fury
Death Be Not Proud
Travels with Charley
and loads and loads of poetry

At catechism we read The Little Prince. (There must be a God!)

I could find more in my library. Our instructors allowed us to keep any paperbacks assigned.

P.S. I read The Godfather in 7th or 8th grade and was mobbed by my male friends so they could read page 27. (Funny what one remembers.)
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