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7 Wonderful Books I Read In School

Updated on October 24, 2014

The Best Books I Read In School



Everyone remembers reading a great book in school! Here's a list of some really good books I've read in school. I'm sure you'll notice some that you may have already read. But as for the ones you haven't read, go give them a read, you won't be disappointed.

*There are still more books I'm hoping to add to this page overtime.






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English Class & The Library

The obvious places we read books in school were for english class or when we visited the library. I can still remember when I came across the first Harry Potter book in the library. I was looking for something good to read and checking the covers and descriptors for a whole bunch of books. I read what it was about & was semi-intrigued, but I ended up passing on it!

I wasn't in the mood for that type of book at that time. It's like listening to genres of music or watching a movie, you have to be in the mood for it.

In retrospect, I'm actually glad I didn't read it because I loved all the movies and it would have certainly ruined the movies for me. When I read a book, my mind paints the settings and peoples faces. In turn, the screen adaptations are usually way off from what my mind has drawn them to look like. Someday I plan on reading all the Harry Potter novels to tie up all the loose ends and enjoy J.K. Rowling's masterpiece as she wrote it.

Here are some great books that I enjoyed reading in school...........

Have You Read The Harry Potter Books?

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Romeo & Juliet

The Definitive Love Story! Withstanding Time Itself!

Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare! The eloquent wordsmith of centuries past, wrote this, as most of us know. A tale of two ill fated lovers, caught in the middle of their families feuding rivalry. Loving in secret and wishing to profess it upon high. This golden of a story needs no more description seeing as how it's pretty much common knowledge.

An epic tragedy of love gained and love lost.

 

The Montagues or the Capulets?

Which Family Do You Like Better?

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The Giver

A future world without problems or feelings?

The Giver (illustrated; gift edition) (Giver Quartet)
The Giver (illustrated; gift edition) (Giver Quartet)

Set in a future utopian where everyone is similar and follow the same paths. A boy is tasked with something he must do and as he learns and understands his world better he must make a choice. It's a story of humanity & what makes us who we are. Struggles, Fears, Feelings, Indifference. What makes us each different than the other and why it's better than being a mindless robot set only to the rules of apathetic complacency. If you like or end up liking this book, you should definitely check out the movie "Equilibrium" starring Christian Bale.

 

Have You Read......

Have You Read The Giver?

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The Most Dangerous Game

The Predator or The Prey?

The Most Dangerous Game: Richard Connell's Original Masterpiece
The Most Dangerous Game: Richard Connell's Original Masterpiece

Written by Richard Connell. The story begins when a man falls of a boat that becomes destroyed, possibly by sabotage. He swims his way to the nearest island seeking help but only to find more distress. Let's just say there's some hunting involved. Check this book out if you're a hunter and love a good cat & mouse game brimming with skill & apt.

 

Do You Hunt?

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Number The Stars

A Struggle For Survival!

Number the Stars
Number the Stars

Another Great Lois Lowry Book!

A 10 year old girl and her family, living in Denmark, do their best to escape the nazi's. With help from kindred spirits & freedom fighters they travel towards safety. It's a suspenseful tale of courage & bravery set in the times of oppression and hatred by Germany's shameful regime.

 

Have You Ever

Have You Read The Diary of Anne Frank?

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Frankenstein

A Monster or An Emotionally Needy Corpse With Abandonment Issues?

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

I'm sure you know the story. A Scientist creates a living being out of miscellaneous body parts and doesn't like his results. The monster seeks acceptance & understanding. Without being helped, he begins a deadly campaign of revenge. Well this should teach you to love that which you make, especially if it's your baby. Don't abandon your kids or your monsters. Plainly put, it messes them up. They may just end up being a miscreant of society, fearing fire. Show your monster some love! or he'll break you! Fool! LoL

I loved the way it was written because it always had me worrysome. Guessing where the monster was going to show up & who his next victim would be. Almost as if he was real and was going to just suddenly appear behind you and confront you.

 

FrankenWhat?

Is Frankenstein Really A Bad Guy?

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Have Some Fun!

Read A Book, Under The Covers, With A Flashlight! :)

Flowers For Algernon

The Ebbs & Flows of Mental Clarity.

Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon

The story of a mentally destitute man named Charlie who lives in a hospital. He writes a diary that showcases his progress throughout an experimental procedure. One in which, may help him gain the capabilities that most of us have in our life. In the area of mental focus & function ability. It's a sad and hopeful read.

 

Have You Ever.......

Have You Ever Read Flowers for Algernon?

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Animal Farm

One Bad Apple Ruins The Bunch!

Animal Farm
Animal Farm

A satire based on the Russian Revolution. The story revolves around animals of a farm. The book starts out with their leader giving a final speech, seeing as how he's dying and does so. It's up to some head pigs to take over and keep everyone together. One bad animal up-ends their world. Like a virus, his likeness spreads to others. Making it a cruel, cruel state of affairs. It's a story of dying hope and the absolute darkness that someone can possess & unleash when greed & ego is involved.

It's a must read!

*I remember reading this for english class and being shocked at the manner in which the bad animal would act. I literally jawdropped at one instance. I'm always conscious of the fact that there are monsters in this world. It's undeniable, a way of life. We would never learn anything if mistakes and negative forces weren't present. That's why were here.

It's the learning & never letting it happen again that's important! Anyone who fails to learn from history, is destined/doomed to repeat it!

 

Don't You Wish......

Was Snowball The Best?

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Thanks For The Memories!

It's been about 12 years since I've been in school & I'll always remember these great books. Good Vs. Evil, the suspense, the comedy, the good times!

I hope the books you read or have read, are as memorable.

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Summer Reading

Are You Going To Read This Summer?

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Did you read any good books in school?

Have You Read Any Of These Books?

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      Sunil 2 years ago

      My sister's kepeer. My sister's kepeer is an amazing book!! I am reading it right now and am almost done. There are only positive things to say about this book. However, there are cuss words in this book, just so you all know. If you are looking for an amazing book, then I would recommend this book to everyone!! I am ,like, in love with this book

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Not all of them. Some I have taught with my students.

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      MarcStorm LM 5 years ago

      @chft55 lm: I still haven't read that book or watched the movie. I really need to! Thanks for the suggestion and thanks for checking out my list of books. Best Wishes!

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      MarcStorm LM 5 years ago

      @PromptWriter: I haven't read Gorillas In The Mist and still haven't watched the movie with Sigourney Weaver. I'll have to check those out!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Noted a few titles from here... Nice reviews!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      We have all of the Harry Potter books.

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      chft55 lm 5 years ago

      I also enjoyed the book "To Kill a Mockingbird", which I read in 7th grade. A great book, and a great movie!

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      Moe Wood 5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I have read a few, for the most part I really can't remember any of the books I read for school. I was not good at forced reading. A favorite book I did read around that time was Gorillas in the Mist (dian fossey). I remember reading it in the hallways.

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      kburns421 lm 5 years ago

      Have you ever read Catch 22? That was my favorite of all the books I read for school. In fact, it's one of my favorite books, period. Nice lens though. Sometimes schools do choose really good books!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I read Number The Stars in 4th grade when we were learning about the Holocaust. I remember walking around my kitchen reading way after the chapter that I was supposed to stop at because I didn't want to put it down.

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      Tara Wojtaszek 5 years ago

      I loved Animal Farm but I enjoyed Orwell's '1984' even more.

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      MarcStorm LM 5 years ago

      @SheGetsCreative: Thank you so much for enjoying my list of books & showing it some love! If you ever get the chance, definitely give Lois Lowry's books a read. Best Wishes!

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      Kristen 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      I enjoyed reading through your book selection! As much as I read, it looks like I still have more books to add to my list.

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I've read several on your list, but not the Lois Lowry books - definitely want to add them to my reading lists. *blessed

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      MarcStorm LM 5 years ago

      @raelcalu: Go for it, reading is a great, relaxing adventure. Hope you liked my list!

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      MarcStorm LM 5 years ago

      @kristalulabelle: Thanks for checking them out, hopefully you found one or more that caught your eye. They are really worth the read. Best Wishes! Happy Lensing!

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      raelcalu 5 years ago

      I have some books still stacked in my shelves that needed to be read, I have this compulsion to buy the one I like too.

      I've recently bought The Witch of Portobello and reading Notes on a Scandal online. I must say nothing beats paperback.

      nice lens...thanks for the share.

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      MarcStorm LM 5 years ago

      @PaigSr: That's pretty funny, but literature must be looked at for what it is. A work or masterpiece, so it still counts!

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      MarcStorm LM 5 years ago

      @Sher Ritchie: Thanks! I was honored that I was good enough to be in it. I still got a ribbon for just being in it too so that works. On the other note.... Thankfully my Firefox web browser spell checks everything incase i did a typo, which happens just from typing error.

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      Sher Ritchie 5 years ago

      @MarcStorm LM: Congratulations on just MAKING IT to the spelling bee! My spelling has always been hit&miss (to say the least), I'm immensely grateful for computer spelling checkers. Wonderful to met someone who can spell, and can write too!

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      Sher Ritchie 5 years ago

      Heaps! My family always loved books, and I grew up with all the classics. Including Mark Twain (particularly liked "Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"). At school, for a long time I dreaded writing book reviews because I worried that I couldn't do justice to the story I'd just read. I remember (just) managing to review the original "Wizard of Oz" (yes the original book) for primary school English. In my last two years at Highschool, I had a wonderful English teacher who showed me how to not just love reading but love writing about what I was reading. Thankyou Mrs Mann! Those were the years of "King Lear," "Great Gatsby," "Complete Poems of Alexander Pope..."

      I have truly enjoyed your choice of books, this is an amazing lens and congratulations on being on the Squidoo Summer Reading Monsterboard!

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      PaigSr 5 years ago from State of Confussion

      This may be scarry but I passed the NY State English Regents based on Dr. Who books that I had read. Which at that time was every one that had been published.

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      MarcStorm LM 5 years ago

      @Adele Jeunette: People are definitely drawn to books when it contains an element that draws them in. My elementary to high school teachers also showed great pride in Newbery award winning books to teach & learn from. Libraries are most certainly a wonderful experience that I hope will continue, even with the promise of future technology such as it is. There's nothing quite like a paper book, hard or soft cover, to consume your senses. The promise of new technologies, however, will also help us cut back on tree consumption. With tablets and e-readers harnessing the digital media network, it's also a plus. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my article and sharing a piece of your memories. I've never had an article written in a newspaper. The Internet & Squidoo, in particular, are surely the new newspapers of the times we live in & have showcased my articles beautifully. I was however, lucky enough to have my picture in the local paper for a 6th grade class project on making a board game featuring the wonder of spelling. I've always had a knack for spelling correctly and won top honors in some English classes in school. Although I was the top speller in my class I ended up losing my 4th grade spelling bee on my first word, Latitude! (as you can guess, I said too many T's) I think if I hadn't been so nervous I could have won. I knew all the rest of the words. But, as they say, winning is never more understood & appreciated, than by those who lose.

      Best Wishes!

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      MarcStorm LM 5 years ago

      @rallo-smith: Thanks! I really enjoyed those books. Hopefully I enticed you to check out the others, if they caught your eye or peaked your interest. Thanks for checking out & enjoying my article! Best Wishes!

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      MarcStorm LM 5 years ago

      @JoanieMRuppel54: I've never read The Red Pony, nor have I heard of it. I'll have to go check it out. I'm glad to see you're still young at heart and reading to your hearts content. Thanks for checking out my article. Best Wishes!

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      Adele Jeunette 5 years ago

      I remember elementary teachers reading things like Newbery winners "Johnny Tremain," and "Twenty-one Balloons." I also loved it when my teacher read the Beverly Cleary book "Ellen Tebbits,â because it had my name (Ellen) in it. I have found that people love to reminisce about the books they read as kids. I wrote a column for my local paper, the Denver Post ("Children Can Improve Reading Skills through Comics") in which I talked about the local public library where I grew up in southern Colorado. All kinds of people from the town wrote to me about their memories of the library.

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      rallo-smith 5 years ago

      I read two off your list in school and three of them on my own. Great list!

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      Joanie Ruppel 5 years ago from Keller, Texas

      Yes 4/7 of them, but it's been a long time since I read these books. I do remember reading The Red Pony in school and other classics, but we're talking 40 years ago!