6 Classic Novels 📚 from High School 🏫 Worth Reading 📖 as an Adult 👩 ...

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What are the classic high school novels you should read again as an adult?

You're about to find out.

Exposing high schoolers to literature is a really noble (and challenging) task.

Literature teaches us about history, gives us insight into why the world is the way it is, and challenges us to expand our minds.

This is why we were all forced to read lengthy novels, and why most of us dreamed through English class or invested a bit of money into SparksNotes (guilty).

The biggest issue with most of this reading wasn’t the books themselves, but rather the inexperience of the readers.

Ten bucks says that if you were to revisit these 6 novels today, you’d have totally different thoughts about them.

So, here are the best classic high school novels you should read again as an adult.

1. “the Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Talk about a classic and definitely one of the best classic high school novels you should read again as an adult!

Reading this in high school seems like a real snoozefest – there’s lots of drinking, partying, killing, and some lady freaking out over some shirts.

Read it again as an adult and you really get a deeper appreciation for Fitzgerald’s underlying themes: social and socioeconomic classes coupled with a harsh criticism of the possibly unobtainable American Dream.

With more adult eyes, you can really appreciate the struggles of all the characters (even the ridiculous Daisy who is a victim of her circumstances).

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“Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare
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