If this is a classic, then so is the Chucky series.
That being said, the Chucky series was actually enjoyable and this was just a bunch of creepy trash. I had to read Call Of The Wild a few months ago for English (I'm in 8th grade). I consider myself a pretty tough girl-- I do martial arts, I'm a horror movie fan. Yet this book made me want to throw up: I literally felt queasy reading it. This book doesn't carry any positive message, it instead glorifies the bloodshed and brutality of the wild. A dog dies in almost every chapter, the owners are abusive (except for John Thornton, who becomes a friend of the dogs, but of course he dies towards the end of the book). If you don't have to read this in school, consider yourself lucky. It's a disturbing book that should be avoided-- ESPECIALLY if you love animals, like me.