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Bookworms, Which Books Do You Think Shouldn't Be Considered "Classics"?

Looking at you Holden Caulfield.

Throughout our schooling years, there were many books that we had to read as part of the curriculum. Teachers may call them "classics" but I know y'all can name a few that honestly don't deserve that honor.

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Maybe you're like me and thought that The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger was as exciting as a glass of milk and that Holden Caulfield was too whiny and pretentious for the book to be enjoyable.

An illustrated horse on the cover of Catcher in the Rye
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Or maybe you understand why reading about America's racist past is important but looking at it through Mark Twain's eyes in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was just painful.

A young boy wearing bagging clothes with his hands in his pockets on the book cover of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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Not to mention Twain's heavy usage of the n-word for effect and that Huck and Tom Sawyer literally made Jim believe he was a slave because they wanted to live out their whole "escape plan" fantasy.

Perhaps reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley left you feeling uncomfortable because in this dystopia people are ranked based on their skin color (take a wild guess who was at the top) and one of the main locations is a "Savage Reservation" in New Mexico.

A globe with 3D rings lined up behind it on the book cover for Brave New World
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Take from that what you will.

We want to know which "classics" you think shouldn't be considered classics at all and why. Let us know in the comments section below!

The best responses will be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!