Classics That Aren’t So Bad


Caroline C., Editor

    When someone mentions a classic, how do you react? I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I’m not exactly intrigued. But, I have found a few classic books that I found pretty great, and maybe someone else will, too!

  1. Watership Down: I loved the Netflix animated series about this book and decided it was worth reading. I was not disappointed. Watership Down is written by Richard Adams. It tells the story of two rabbit littermates, Fiver and Hazel, and their journey of creating a new rabbit warren. The book created a new perspective on rabbits I would’ve never imagined -full of stories of El-ahrarirah and complex societies that can easily relate to modern issues. I rate this book a 9/10.
  2. The Diary of Anne Frank: My best friend and I read this book together over summer and the beginning of quarantine. It was amazing. The Diary of Anne Frank is the diary of a young teenage girl living in hiding during World War II. Her telling of her time spent in the Annex is sure to make you grateful you’re not quarantined in the middle of a war! I would give this book a 10.5/10.
  3. Little Women: This book is probably the most classic of classics. Little Women is the story of the four March girls, Jo, Beth, Meg, and Amy, as they grow up and learn how to be young ladies. I loved this book because it was very sweet and the characters had so many great aspects that made them very lovable. This book gets a 10/10. 
  4. Animal Farm: Animal Farm is an allegory, a story that tells one thing but means something else. It is based on communism, which was being supported by the Soviet Union at the time. The animals in the story end up seeing control of the farm and leading it in their own way. Soon, things spiral out of control. I enjoyed this book because it was an interesting view of animals and the world. I rate this book a 9/10.

These are four of my favorite classic books. Remember, just because a book is a “classic” doesn’t mean it’s bad or out of date. In fact, most of these hit close to home. Hopefully, you’ll give these books a chance!