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If someone were to ask us which book we either hated or could not finish, we all have an answer to that question.

There are some books that simply do not work for us, while others stick with us forever.

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It's fun to imagine what happens when worlds collide with the mixing of entertainment genres.

As an example of this, American author Seth Grahame-Smith comes to mind.

He brilliantly wove together two completely contrasting literary worlds together with his novels Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter–both of which were adapted for the big screen.

So what would happen if Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games trilogy was replaced by a completely different type of heroine?

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CW: graphic depictions of novels.

When I was in eighth-grade honors English, our first book of the year was Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Unlike with other books, our eyes didn't glaze over as we read. In fact, we were enthralled.

We were very invested in the characters, we all cried at the end, and even though the book didn't have a happy ending, we bonded through the sadness and were still happy we were able to read the book.

My mom, who passed on her love of reading to me, always read the books we were assigned for school. She hated this one.

While she could appreciate the story and understood it was a product of its time, she thought the story, especially the end, maybe a bit inappropriate for students my age. She was not the type to make a stink about things, but she let me know her feelings.

My mom's opinion was not all that unique. There are lots of parents who weren't always fans of what their kids had to read for school.

Sometimes it's because they would've liked their child to be a little older when they read a particular book. This was my mom's complaint about Of Mice and Men. Other people don't think particular books are appropriate for school at all.

Those people took to Reddit to share what books they read in school that they wouldn't want their kids to read in school least, not until they are a little older.

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People Confess Which Fictional Detectives They'd Trust To Solve Their Murder
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I love true crime shows.

And fake crime shows.

I can't help it, and I know I'm not alone.

My favorite crime-fighting team is of course... "Buffy and her misfit Scooby gang."

But when dealing with more real-life crime and murder, there is one name on the top of my list.

Olivia Benson. First, last, and always!

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It's always odd to hear about people who idolize the Joker and Harley Quinn. Isn't it very apparent that those two are in an abusive and codependent relationship?

You'd think so, but if you spend a little time on online message boards or looking at any memes, you'd see a host of representations of Joker and Harley Quinn as "relationship goals" when they should be anything but.

Clearly the people who read those comics misunderstood the assignment, and they are not alone.

People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor WhereDemonsDwell asked the online community,

"Which fictional characters are idolized by people who missed the entire point of their story?"
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