“This book was a required read in a High School English Class I had when I was 16... and NO book tortured me more in High School. The only thing I remembered about reading it was that the Joads were driving for what seemed like forever. I was traveling in the north of Chile when I saw it in an English language book exchange. My boyfriend had a similar High School experience with the book, and because on this trip we would trade novels after finishing them to conserve weight, he urged me to put it back. I honestly have no idea why I refused. Needless to say, we both reread The Grapes of Wrath and we both consider it one of the greatest novels ever written. High school English teachers need to take their heads out of their asses before they ruin this beautifully written, in dialect, dark and voyeuristic epic for everyone.”
BusyDame wrote this review Tuesday, September 25, 2007.