That's why I loved my English teacher. He read the thing paragraph by paragraph, stopping to analyze every little thing, but he gave us the option to read it by ourselves if we wanted to. I and two other people did that.
I've never hated a book I read for school. Short stories, though... I did not like most of the short stories. A lot of them seemed utterly pointless. Like, I finish the story, and I think "what's the point?". There's no moral, no deeper meaning, and it's not even good -- just pointlessly depressing. People say " oh, but he's a good writer.". Then write something worth writing.
Stories I read that I hated:
The lady or the tiger (might have liked it if I wasn't forced to pick an ending.
Some story about a necklace.
The most dangerous game.
Hills like white elephants.
Stories I read that I felt meh about (didn't like or hate)
Some story about a frog that I think mark Twain wrote. Didn't like the story, but at least it was funny.
Then there was "the cask of amontillado. First off, I'd read Edgar Allen Poe before, so I knew what to expect, and I kinda like Poe's writing. I like dark stuff. Just not random depressing stuff.