As I’ve said before, high school English can be an absolute nightmare. I still cringe when I think about all the awful reading assignments, tests, and –shudder- the dreaded open responses I had to do. You may find that the books you were required to read now immediately set off warning bells in your head. DO NOT READ ME, FOR I WAS YOUR TEENAGE TORMENTOR! This might not be the case for everyone, but even I, a person who loves English and loves to read, hated my high school reading requirements.