What book you have studied in high school has left the biggest impression on you?

High School has taught me to read.For that time I didn’t hit any book except comic strips. I still remember to be very impressed by the Kellner and the living of Simon Vestdijk.It is a story of what flat dwellers suddenly get through that they have come in the middle of the last Judgement. Of course there are also the novels of Wolkers that you as a teenager in the years 80 with red ears reads. The books of Asian like George Orwell 1984 and Animal Farm also stand up as very exciting for me back then.

This was a French booklet, but it was very influential: L’étranger by Albert Camus.

We even went to a theatre performance of this booklet.My classmates didn’t find the story and the performance so special. I also found the story a bit odd. My French teacher explained it, but we read the book mainly about the story.

I took everything as it was and didn’t think about it.

Only when I read this booklet in college did I find out how good it was.

Thank you for asking me this question Céline Décamps (Quora user)!I hope I have answered your question.


One of the best dystopia’s ever written, 1984 has left a lasting impression on my political ideals.I have read the book for English and have re-read it several times over the last few years.

If you haven’t read the book yet, I really recommend it.The book costs less than a pair of shoes…

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“Titalaps” by Nescio

The attack of Harry Mulisch.Made my interest in World War II bigger.

But the most memorable I find is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.Stoneware story about the period 1933 in which racism towards dark people was immense in America.

The Color Purple touched me too deeply.A book by Alice Walker. A book where I felt a lot of emotions. Love, anger and sorrow.

On the HAVO we had to read books for the Dutch course.I would have liked to have done this more.

The first study book Management and organization was great for me.Yes it was essentially an introduction to book keeping, but for me this meant for the first time a practical profession. Something I had a bit of… What to think about when you are going to undertake, invest, how to calculate VAT, what is cashflow. How to read a balance sheet or a financial report from a publicly traded company.

What does a brand mean and what is its value.When is something an A-brand.. For me, this has been the basis for choosing my study.

Every week we also received an annual report for our nose.Shell, Ajax, Heineken, Unilever etc. Many came over.

Yep, in terms of textbook, this was the most impressive.

No book.But almost all the scientific works I have read and studied outside the school have certainly had added value in my life. None of them was teaching at school. It concerned to a large extent reference books over Entomologie.

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien.

The praise of the sweetness of Desiderius Erasmus.

1984 from Orwell.

And a short story: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson.

Tim O’Brien wins it with a big lead.If it is read carefully, in detail, with an understanding of what is meant and what it is about, then that (for me in any case) will change your view on things.

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