Gone with the wind an easy book to read for a 16 year old?

For English class, I have to read certain books on a list to reach a certain amount of points...and Gone with the Wind was on it. I figured why not, and it was worth a lot of points. However, the reading level was rated pretty high (7.1/10). So I'm afraid I won't be able to understand it. I'm... show more For English class, I have to read certain books on a list to reach a certain amount of points...and Gone with the Wind was on it. I figured why not, and it was worth a lot of points.

However, the reading level was rated pretty high (7.1/10). So I'm afraid I won't be able to understand it.

I'm pretty use to reading books with modern language such as meg cabot's books. I tried reading pride and prejudice and almost had no idea what was going on.
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