Everyone's had experience with books you've had to read for school. My feelings with them are a bit mixed. In elementary and middle school, I hated them because they were always books below my reading level - I remember once in fifth grade, I was assigned a book I had read three years ago. But once I came to my new (and much more academically rigorous) high school, lit class has become much more interesting!
We don't read as many traditionally classic books (if that made any sense). For instance, this year, we haven't read anything from before the 1950s, and some books were quite modern. They were all books I would never read on my own, but for most of them, I ended up enjoying them and having to actually think, which was nice.
So, what do you think about school-required reading? Share your positive and negative experiences in the comments!