When everyone else in 8th grade was reading Fahrenheit 451, my English teacher had us read The Illustrated Man. It had some solid stories in it, but 451 was way better.
And in tribute, here's "The Night Witch" by A Sound of Thunder. Yes, the band named themselves after the Ray Bradbury short story. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qDkwYPr2RU&feature=plcp