Best/Worst of AP/IB/Honors English?

<p>Worst book we read was The Awakening by Kate Chopin</p>

<p>Best is a tie between Into the Wild by John Krakauer and The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende</p>

<p>I'm in IB english 11 :) currently, we're wrapping up the Latin American unit with Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.</p>

<p>Worst: House of Mango Street.
Best: The Glass Menagerie, A Doll's House, and Of Mice and Men.</p>

<p>I haven't read a book for English in years.</p>

<p>Worst: The Scarlet Letter, The Crucible</p>

<p>Best: Night, In Cold Blood, The Great Gatsby</p>

<p>Worst: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Scarlet Letter, Wuthering Heights, The Grapes of Wrath, The Inferno</p>

<p>Best: The Catcher in the Rye, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, The Tortilla Curtain, The Great Gatsby, The Canterbury Tales, The Road</p>

<p>Everyone loves To Kill a Mockingbird, but it's so stereotypical and predictable.</p>

<p>Worst: Grapes of Wrath, Billy Budd, To Kill a Mockingbird
Best: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, The Sound and the Fury</p>

<p>Worst: Screwtape Letters, The Scarlet Letter, that book set at an all boys boarding school in WW2 where the gay guy dies</p>

<p>Best: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, Huckleberry Finn, Uncle Tom's Cabin</p>

<p>I'm one of the few people at my school that actually reads most of the book and doesn't just Sparknote the whole thing.</p>

<p>sophomore year
worst: The Sun Also Rises
best: Winesburg, Ohio</p>

<p>How is TKAM stereotypical? That's the point...</p>

<p>I guess Atticus is supposed to be the stereotypical good father, and the trial is a stereotype of Southern racism, but there's really no surprise in the story, which makes it bland despite the good lessons it contains. It's much better for middle school kids I think than high schoolers who already understand that sort of thing and the history of it.</p>

<p>English 10 Honors
Worst: In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. It was a summer reading book this year. Terrible.
Best: Death Be Not Proud. Another summer reading book.</p>

<p>We've read only three books this year in class. We read that many over the summer. :/</p>

<p>@emorylegacy: why is the sun also rises your least favorite book? I read it last summer and absolutely loved it! is it because of the ending?</p>

<p>Best: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Being Perfect by Anna Quindlen
Worst: Walden by Thoreau, Through the Tunnel by Doris Lessing,</p>

<p>hsgirl93, you read The Lovely Bones for English? jealous. I just read that on my own and LOVED it. haven't seen the movie though</p>

<p>Worst: The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Best: The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner</p>

<p>^^ Agreed!</p>

<p>Worst: Antigone - Sophocles.</p>

<p>There were no best books.</p>

<p>Worst: O Pioneers!, Paradise Lost, Heart of Darkness.
Best: Of Mice and Men, Julius Caesar <3, TKAM.</p>

<p>Worst: Lord of the Flies, The Gatekeepers (yes, that book about the college admissions officer from Wesleyan. It made me so paranoid).</p>

<p>Best: The Great Gatsby, Julius Caesar, Foxfire (which I am seriously surprised was in our curriculum, given the content lol).</p>

<p>Best: Brave New World, The Catcher in the Rye, Huck Finn</p>

<p>Worst: The Grapes of Wrath, Silas Marner, The Scarlet Letter, Pride and Prejudice, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, the Hounds of the Baskervilles</p>