classiclit

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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Lord of the Flies

William Golding “I know there isn’t no beast—not with claws and all that, I mean—but I know there isn’t no fear, either.” Piggy paused. “Unless—” Ralph moved restlessly. “Unless what?” “Unless we get frightened of people.” I was so excited to see Lord of the Flies on Time’s Best 100 YA List, not only because […]

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