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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
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Jul 31, 10

bookshelves: 1st-person-narratives, classics, fiction, historical-fiction, teaching, young-adult-literature
Recommended for: ages 7 +
Read from July 03 to 31, 2010

A great story about renowned literary figures Pip, Estella and Miss Havisham. Joe, Biddy, Herbert and Wemmick are among my other favorite characters. I would read this book aloud to my children, and I would highly recommend it to all kids aged 7 and up, as that's how old Pip is when the reader first meets him, and if I were 7, I would be entranced by the exciting beginning where he immediately is turned upside down and threatened by a convict. Then at multiple times throughout the story my eyebrows raised and my jaw dropped, as incredibly unexpected twists and turns arose. I even laughed aloud, and I hope that my children someday have the vocabulary and expertise of the English language to appreciate the hilarity encoded in the writings of Charles Dickens.
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