The five ... Books teachers love to hate
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
This story of a Manhattan yuppie-cum-serial killer left one reader feeling "dirty for days".
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
According to some TES forum posters, Potter fans are just the sort of people who enjoy "fish fingers and spaghetti hoops with Ribena for tea".
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The coming of age novel no longer holds any attraction once you've taught it to a bunch of teenagers.
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
This page-turner made one forum poster want to throw the book across the room.
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
Many agreed that this historical adventure "had a pretty cover but was so heard-it-all-before".
Selections posted to The TES web forum. To see more, visit www.tes.co.ukforums.
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