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To Kill A Mockingbird

Harper Lee “Atticus, he was real nice.” “Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.” To Kill a Mockingbird is an American classic. This book has been haunting me since the ninth grade. I never finished reading the book because I didn’t like it, so I packed it around for a decade, along with […]

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Animal Farm

George Orwell All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal I have read Animal Farm once on the excellent website called SparkNotes. I did not have the time to read the whole book for the assignment, so many years later, I sat down and gave Animal Farm the attention it deserves. “The most […]

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Mary Poppins

P.L. Travers Mary Poppins gave a superior sniff. “Don’t you know,” she said pityingly, “that everybody’s got a Fairyland of their own?” And with another sniff she went upstairs to take off her white gloves and put the umbrella away. Mary Poppins is a British classic children’s series, it is also found on Time’s 100 […]

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The Princess Bride

Abridgment by William Goldman, the original author is S. Morgenstern ‘‘I am your Prince and you will marry me,’’ Humperdinck said. Buttercup whispered, ‘‘I am your servant and I refuse.’’ ‘‘I am your Prince and you cannot refuse.’’ ‘‘I am your loyal servant and I just did.’’ ‘‘Refusal means death.’’ ‘‘Kill me then.’’ I have […]

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Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

“During my chocolate parfait I whispered, ‘I’m wearing a bra. Can you tell?’ ‘Of course I can tell,’ Grandma said. ‘You can?’ I was really surprised. I stopped eating. ‘Well, how do you think it makes me look?’ ‘Much older,’ Grandma said, between sips of her coffee. I didn’t know whether to believe her or not so I believed her.”

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The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster and Illustrated by Jules Feiffer “And in smaller letters at the bottom it concluded: ‘RESULTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED, BUT IF NOT PERFECTLY SATISFIED, YOUR WASTED TIME WILL BE REFUNDED.’” “‘You jumped, of course,’ explained Canby. “That’s the way most everyone gets here. It’s really quite simple: every time you decide something without having […]

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Charolett’s Web

E.B. White “It is quite possible that an animal has spoken to me and that I didn’t catch the remark because I wasn’t paying attention.” Charlotte’s Web is one of the most famous books in Children’s Literature for obvious reasons. Not only is Charlotte’s Web heartwarming, but it also teaches valuable life lessons.  Charlotte’s Web #5 on […]

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