Normally I hate academic English classes because all they do is force kids to read stuff that's considered "classic" but clearly are acquired tastes. And long. And dull. And have readily available Cliff's Notes, so no one reads them anyway. But has anyone here been forced to read something (most likely in school) that they actually really liked? Not just thought it was okay. Actually really liked and would probably get a hankering to read again at least once. I can think of three. But don't ask me to recount why I really liked them, because it's been six to eight years on each. Flowers for Algernon - Read it freshman year in HS. All I remember about it was the style (which was somehow very readable for me) and the basic plot about the retarded man who gets admitted into lab tests and becomes a genius for a while. And he meets some girl. Or something. But I remember I loved it, kept it, and have it stored somewhere. Watership Down - Again, freshman year in HS. Bunnies run from a construction site to find a new home. That's all I remember. That, and the fact that it was pleasantly darker and more violent than I'd expected. Watchmen - Yes, the graphic novel. Junior year in HS. Now that teacher kicked ass!