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02/01/2013 04:38 pm ET Updated Feb 04, 2013

The 10 Most Important Life Lessons From High School Required Reading

The most important things you take away from high school are generally learned outside the classroom -- chances are, you won't remember anything from Calc 1 -- but that doesn't mean there are no important life lessons to be gained from your classes. First-period AP English may have been the bane of your existence junior year, but the timeless novels on the syllabus might have actually prepared you for life beyond high school.

From dystopian Orwell novels to classic coming-of-age stories like "To Kill A Mockingbird," the classic canon of high school required reading has a lot to teach about the human experience. If you didn't read the books (no, Sparknotes doesn't count), make you at least know the big take-aways before graduation day. Click through the slideshow below for our short-and-sweet guide to the 10 most important life lessons from high school required reading books.

Tell us: What's your favorite book that you read in high school? Do you have any life lessons to add to the list? Tell us in the comments or tweet @HuffPostTeen.

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The 10 Most Important Life Lessons From High School Required Reading
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The 10 Most Important Life Lessons From High School Required Reading

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