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    Published on 11/08/2014 by David Birkett

    Among the bewilderingly myriad threads and strands on Twitter is one dedicated to the agonies experienced by American schoolchildren when they are obliged to read classic books. Their pain can be shared by looking up #worstbookever, and the heartfelt comments include:

    It is 100% impossible to read Great Expectations

    Chapter of Huckleberry Finn. Fall asleep.
    Page of Huckleberry Finn. Fall asleep.
    Word of Huckleberry Finn. Fall asleep.

    Everything in this world > The Perks of being a Wallflower...

    We’re not sure if any future critical geniuses are cutting their teeth here, but for adults who are able to select their own reading matter with no external direction, these and other comments make for entertaining reading.

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