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  1. xomckenzieee

    xomckenzieee I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    Oh honey... I appreciate classics. But what most people read is the abridged version, which I actually enjoyed. There is two "original" versions. One is written in French, which I have read in French and the actual English version is over 1,000 pages long, which I have also read. The long version simply made the book tedious and the abridged version is a much better read, that is all.

     
  2. aggie1983

    aggie1983 I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    In your opinion, ...honey.
     
  3. xomckenzieee

    xomckenzieee I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    Books are all about opinions, you calling it a "failing" because I enjoyed the shorter version is also an opinion. For the sake of this thread, if people do in fact want to read the book, I would simply recommend the abridged version. Same story, less time consuming, that's all. Shimmies to you if you like the long one better.
     
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    aggie1983 I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    Had you presented your opinion in that manner in the first place and explained what you meant by "actual version", I would have had no problem with it, but frankly, I found your initial comment rude. Props to you for being able to read it in the original French - I couldn't. (And I personally would still recommend the unabridged version.) Truce?
     
  5. xomckenzieee

    xomckenzieee I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    Yes! And I apologize for sounding rude, I mostly meant that it was just super tedious. I have a French minor so that's the only reason I did but thank you and hey, to each their own on the version.
     
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    aggie1983 I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    :D
     
  7. Whit_Marieee

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    That just so happens to be my favorite book ever! Even though it's awfully sad.. :(
     
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    Very first book to make me cry
     
  9. SmileyRyleigh

    SmileyRyleigh Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    It's my favorite... I did a project on it for my EOC last semester and got extra credit because I started crying when I was talking about suicide prevention things that were inspired by the book....
     
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    Whit_Marieee I text ACEDAD all the time

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    No way! That's awesome! Did you make your teacher read it after you were done?
     
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    SmileyRyleigh Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    My teacher read it beforehand but a lot of people in my class read it afterwards!
     
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    Those Janet Evanovich books are so good! Easy read, I can do one in a day. Haha the Tucker Max books are hilarious! I'd like to thank my brother for introducing me to those. I love the Great Gatsby and To Kill A Mockingbird too.
     
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    Yes Janet Evanovich. I tried to watch the movie and it was So awful I couldn't (compared to the book anyway) I made it about 10 mins in then gave up lol the books are fantastic though.
     
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    Yes! Anyone who hasn't read thirteen reasons why needs to pick it up now. It's a quick and easy read and is one of the most amazing books I've read.
     
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    Read 13 reasons in an afternoon after seeing it recommended on here and I think it should be required reading in school. Fantastic.