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Need some book suggestions!
By Rivka
On Mon Sep 15, 2008 07:27 PM

For school (I'm in highschool) one of our independent reading assignments is to read a book of our own choice, but it must be a novel by a deceased American author, and over 250 pages long.

If anyone has any suggestions, that'd be great!

Thanks :)

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re: Need some book suggestions!
By Clodaghmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Tue Sep 16, 2008 04:34 PM
What Katy did?
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By laballerinefollemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Tue Sep 16, 2008 05:30 PM
The Great Gatsby. Beautiful language, engaging story--especially if you're like me and have a weakness for Unhappy Rich People Lit.
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By dancer_emjmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Sep 16, 2008 05:36 PM
Anything by Jane Austen.
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By Danamember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Sep 16, 2008 06:35 PM
^ Jane Austen is definitely NOT American...

Kurt Vonnegut! Are any of his books over 250 pages?
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (this is such a girly book, but I love it)
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, if he counts
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
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By living4christmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Sep 16, 2008 07:01 PM
^^Little Women is pretty good. I read it several years ago when I was younger, so I don't remember much. I watched the movie and it was really good. lol. Anyways if you like girly novels, Little Women is an excellent choice. Gone with the Wind is pretty good as well.

~Kayla~
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By dancer_emjmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu Sep 18, 2008 06:53 PM
I TOTALLY missed the "American" part. I just caught the being dead part. waha.

Anyway, I agree with the others that have said Little Women.
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By dance56SEHvun8member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Sep 19, 2008 03:12 PM
Gone With the Wind and Little Women are definately my two favorite books in the world! I'd definately recommend them.
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By shmcdona
On Fri Sep 19, 2008 03:20 PM
If you want something different and very American try Their Eyes Were Watching God. It is by Zora Neale Hurston. She is African-American and deceased. Its a fantastic love story, intertwined with the times of shortly after slavery ended. The language takes awhile to get use (when they are speaking) but after the first few chapters you do not even notice. Go for something different. You will be glad you did.
re: Need some book suggestions!
By Rivka
On Fri Sep 19, 2008 08:45 PM
Thank you for all the stuggestions everyone! I've already read Little Women, so I can agree with you all that it's a good book :)
I will definitely look into some of the other reccomendations though!

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