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For those who love discussing the books that they've read (or refuse to read).

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Comment by Andrew on August 25, 2009 at 11:26am
I guess I didn't find the whole idea of it that interesting. I know the Tom Robinson thing is important, but it wasn't my favorite thing to read about.
Comment by Andrew on August 25, 2009 at 7:27am
Everyone seems to really like To Kill A Mockingbird. I don't know, but for some reason I didn't think it was that great.
Comment by Myles Lewis on August 24, 2009 at 8:13pm
I read Of Mice and Men for school as well, I liked the book because it made me realize that simple books can be profound and inspire strong emotion. Just out of curiosity, what have been some of the books you guys read for school but ended up loving? I know i usually dislike required reading.

I got to read Enders Game by Orson Scott Card for summer reading one summer. From that I went on to read the rest of the Enders/Bean series. One of the only years i enjoyed my summer reading.
Comment by Betsy C. on August 24, 2009 at 6:13pm
@Myles Lewis
(THANK YOU.) I didn't want to ruin all the fun people were having recommending Catcher in the Rye, but I thought it was crude. Personal taste, I guess. I've read Of Mice and Men for English and thought it was wonderful (the ending... oh!) and I read a bit of Tortilla Flat on my own time, but didn't get to finish it. I should check that one out of the library...
Comment by Myles Lewis on August 23, 2009 at 11:23pm
I dunno, i felt as if Holden was just a judgmental asshole. I enjoyed the book but it was probably in spite of Holden rather than because of him. The coming of age motif of the book really never effected me much.

Since we're on the topic of required reading authors, anyone here prefer Steinbeck to Salinger? I know I do. Cannery Row is a favorite of mine.
Comment by Sarah Beth on August 23, 2009 at 8:08pm
So from a coming of age standpoint, I read another book that as said to be the newer version of Catcher and the rye, same coming of age deal. It was called The perks of being a wallflower. Really good I thought.
Comment by Noel on August 23, 2009 at 6:43pm
@Rachel 8)
It depends on how old you are.
Even if you're too old to see yourself as Holden (because everyone's got a little Holden in them hahahah), you'll still definitely appreciate it.
Comment by Hel on August 23, 2009 at 6:35pm
I like Catcher in the Rye because it is entirely character driven and the character is someone I can really identify with. I may not be male and asshole but I can certainly relate to that lonely feeling Holden gets and the need he feels to 'drown his sorrows' in the way he does. Its a very coming-of-age story and I think I read it at just the right time in my life; when I was fifteen or so. I don't think it would effect me as strongly now I'm 17.
Comment by Noel on August 23, 2009 at 12:38pm
I read "The Catcher in the Rye" again recently, it's a great book, definitely worth the reread.
Comment by Kal M! on August 21, 2009 at 1:47pm
you should you should you should!
It's a wonderful book!
 

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