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I love horses and reading, especially dystopian books. I event my horse, Dollar. I do not like all-romance books, nor do I like werewolf/vampire books.

Brit Lit Books

A Tale of Two Cities (Dover Thrift Editions) - Charles Dickens Lord of the Flies - William Golding, Stephen King Beowulf: A New Verse Translation - Seamus Heaney, Anonymous The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare Macbeth - William Shakespeare Hamlet - William Shakespeare English Romantic Poetry - Stanley Appelbaum, George Gordon Byron, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Wordsworth Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

As a freshman in high school, I took Brit Lit this year. We read A Tale of Two Cities and Lord of the Flies over the summer, and I absolutely could not stand (or understand) ATTC, and LOTF was not much better. We started off the year with Beowulf, which was decent but a little to predictable for my taste. Next, we read many of the Canterbuy Tales stories, including The Miller's Tale, The Reeve's Tale, and many more; they were okay, but a little too boring. After this, we read A Midsummer Night's Dream; this was too romantic and seemingly unplotted to me. Then we read Macbeth after out midterm, and it was my favorite Shakespeare; it was actually somewhat like a story I would read. I had also seen a play with my friend at the local college beforehand, so we kind of knew what was going on (the play was very interesting). Our final Shakespeare was Hamlet, which I liked more than AMND but less than Macbeth. Then we did a poetry unit, covering the poets Coleridge, Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley, and Keats; I really liked When We Two Parted by Byron. Then we read A Modest Proposal by Johnathan Swift, which was very well written, and we are now finishing out the year with Brave New World, which is okay so far; I am starting to like it more.