I've read most of those. IMNHO, The Great Gatsby and TKAM are two are the most overrated American novels, ever. I just don't understand why they are so highly regarded. Especially TKAM. Scout, is not a believable character. She's just not. She clearly embodies the voice of an adult. There's nothing about her that seems like she's 10-12 years old. She seems like a 27 yo. Man, I hate HATE that book. Regarding Twain. Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. TS is not as culturally insensitive as HF. Say what you want, I don't care. If a teacher MUST teach Twain, s/he should teach TS, not HF. I'm not saying HF should be banned, only that HF is tooo culturally insensitive and the "things" that can be taught in the book could also be taught in TS.