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10 Books You Have to Read in School That Don't Suck

By Matt Heckler Apr 19, 2013

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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Although just about any of John Steinbeck’s major novels can be considered assigned reading, Of Mice and Men seems the most common, and is probably the most accessible for just about everybody. It tells the heart-breaking story of two friends, one typical (Carl) and the other with an intellectual disability (Lenny). There’s a big accident in the novella, and one friend is forced to do something for the other that just has to be read. Another great book that definitely requires a hanky.

Tags: school, 1984, steinbeck, of mice and men, frankenstein, george orwell, english class, books-and-comics

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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