Reading for school

I love to read, I’ve always loved it and I feel like I’ll always love it. However reading books for school is something I don’t enjoy. I think that a lot of people feel the same way as me.
Whenever I have to read a book for school, it feels so forced. As I said I have to do it. I truly believe in the fact that you want to do something until someone forces you to do that thing. This is what makes school so hard for so many students. It’s not that we don’t want to learn anything, it’s just that we’re forced and we don’t handle that very well.

Also, I must say that with this comes that the books for Dutch aren’t very interesting. There have been a couple ones I like, but there have been many that were very boring. Mainly because nothing happens in them.
However, the books we could read for English are great. Last year I read The fault in our stars by John Green, probably my favourite author at the moment. And this year I read Life of Pi by Yann Martel, which was an amazing book. I still didn’t want to read them though, because I was forced and I was feeling stressed.

I think this is such a big flaw in our current school system. There needs to be a way to make students like school, there needs to be a way to want to learn instead of to be forced to learn. For now, I do feel that it’s good we have to read in school, because some students wouldn’t read at all if it wasn’t for school.

Have a nice day!


2 thoughts on “Reading for school

  1. I would be lucky if we would’ve read books like those in school. The only book I really enjoyed (besides the classic ‘Faust’ or ‘das Parfüm’ by Süsskind) was “Holes”. I thought that book was okay, reading it in 7th grade but after a few years I realised how funny and good this book actually was. I am still thankful for my teacher to pick this book and not the crap all the other classes had to read. But still… We all had to read and that’s not that great as you said so yourself 🙂
    Have a lovely day!


    1. I have actually also read Holes and I quite enjoyed the story! I feel very lucky that I could read those amazing books for English. We probably could, because we’re Dutch, so the level of difficulty wasn’t too high. Anyway, YAY! I don’t have German anymore, so I haven’t read those books, but it’s great that you enjoyed them!
      Have a nice day!

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