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    Actually reading makes it "fun to be mental" Ok I know I'm a dork.

    Anyway, I agree with reading Jane Eyre, John Knowles "A Separate Peace", and of course "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.
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    And when I was a teenager, Lalol, I loved Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. They're both poets (although you should check out Plath's Bell Jar, a novel), both quite accessible, and an excellent introduction to women's literature.
    Ooh! "The Bell Jar" was awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowflakeGirl
    ALL PEOPLE BELOW THE AGE OF 20 SHOULD READ CATCHER IN THE RYE BY J.D. SALINGER!!!
    I just gave this to my 14-year old nephew for Christmas.

    If you're looking to build vocabulary I always liked H.P. Lovecraft. I read him as a teen and he expanded my vocabulary of gross and creepy words like "necropolis" and "miasmal."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy
    Charles Dickens wrote "A Tale of Two Cities".
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    Thanks, Lucy... I knew it was someone famous.
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    I haven't really bothered reading any of the classics like Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, or a Tale of Two Cities because I'll end up reading them in AP English my senoir year, so what's the point? Plus, I've been reading way too much lately. I'm reading:

    The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas [Honors World History]
    A Stillness At Appomattox by Bruce Catton [Honors English 10 Extra Credit ]
    Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
    Anne of Green Gables by Montgomery
    Charming Billy by Alice McDermott
    Blue Heron by Avi
    Fellowship of the Ring by Tolkien
    The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [Honors English 10]
    etc, etc, etc...
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    Here's a few:

    The Secret Life of Bees (amazing and wonderful, about strong women)
    The Handmaid's Tale (that Margaret Atwood...love her)
    The Magician's Assistant (sweet, quirky story about loving the wrong guy"
    The Poisonwood Bible or any other Barbara Kingsolver

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    wow Thanks everyone Now I won't be bored to death reading... Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or something similar

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalol
    wow Thanks everyone Now I won't be bored to death reading... Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or something similar
    but...Huck Finn is really good
    Lalol, you're a guy, right? (I think you said so elsewhere). We seem to be directing you toward a lot of women-oriented books.
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    I'll echo Haejin who sugested Dracula by Bram Stroker. I've read it several times and always enjoyed it.
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    I've said this before somewhere, but here are the books I always recommend:

    Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    About a Boy/High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
    Sarah by J.T. Leroy
    Rule of the Bone by Russell Banks
    Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
    Sula by Toni Morrison
    The Awakening by Kate Chopin
    Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy O'Toole
    Like snowflake, I recommend anything by Eggers or Wallace and would add David Sedaris (Me Talk Pretty) as well.

    Oh and the best book ever...

    "Letters to Myself" to be published at a later date by some hazy dude.

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