Once upon a time, I taught high school English. My main class was American Literature, which means that the students are generally about 16 years old, and that, of course, the teacher must teach, um, American Literature. One of the required books was The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It's actually a wonderful novel about sin, judgment, love, sacrifice and family. It's honestly a bit rough for some high schoolers to follow. I'm a fan of Hawthorne, though, so I found these one star reviews enjoyable. Clearly some of them come from high school students forced to write reviews. I think you'll like them.
First, we have this little gem:
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst. Book. Ever.,
April 24, 2002By A CustomerIt is my invariably correct opinion that the so-called author responsible for this overly extravagant and flamboyant style of writing should be dragged into the street and summarily executed, with EXTREME prejudice, for crimes against humanity and the English language.
This review is funny, though the last sentence throws the whole thing into confusion.
I am going to bring Hawthorne back from the grave to hit him,
March 10, 1999By A Customer
Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, this the worst book i've ever read, I consider myself open to all fine lterature but I absolutely hate this book. But the writing is superb!
Get ready for a one star review from a HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER! Behold:
Duller than dirt,
I teach high school English, and was required to teach this
And lastly, a one star review which I loved just for its title:
1.0 out of 5 stars How Can Sex and Sin Be So Boring?,