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“The Outsiders” – How Do The Greasers Compare To Gangs Today?

Book Review : The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton Spoiler Alert! Ponyboy Curtis lives in a world where there are two types of people, the Greasers who have no chance and the Socials, or Socs, who have all the chances. … Continue reading

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“Jane Eyre” – How Do Classic Gothic Romances Compare to Modern Novels Like “Twilight”?

Book Review : Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (We liked this cover even though it is not the version we read, the sky is a bit gothic.) Spoiler Alert! Jane Eyre is orphaned and destitute. She lives with her aunt … Continue reading

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“To Kill A Mocking Bird” – What Makes This Novel a Classic

Book Review : To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee Spoiler Alert! Summary Scout Finch, a precocious six year old, lives in Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. Her idyllic childhood includes playing games with her big brother, Jem, … Continue reading

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“Les Misérables” – Redemption of Man

Book Review : Les Misérables by Victor Hugo Prior to your reading this review, I warn you that I cannot write a short review for a book that is well over 1000 pages. If I attempted a short review it … Continue reading

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“The Count of Monte Cristo” – Love of a Swashbuckling Tale

Alexandre Dumas was a very interesting man. He was the illigitimate son of Alexandre Dumas and Marie-Catherine Labay, a dressmaker. He was acknowledged by his father, and as the law allowed, was removed from his mother’s custody. He appears to … Continue reading

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