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An Education by Lynn Barber
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Apr 14, 11

Read from April 08 to 14, 2011

I have to say I preferred the movie over the book. I went in thinking this book would be about all the glamorous and wonderfully exciting things that we didn't get to see in the movie, but that was only the beginning of the book and not entirely descriptive. It goes on to explain what happens at Oxford and afterward. Unfortunately, it gets very "and then x happened, then x, and finally x" so all I wanted to do was rush through and finish the book just for the sake of finishing it. There are a lot of interesting characters and the main character does go through a lot to get that "education" the title refers to.

I'm glad I read it, but I don't really need to again. On a rather positive note, there were a number of words in this book that I didn't know, so it was nice to underline them and look them up later.

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04/13/2011 page 68
35.0% "My copy only has 172 pages. So far I'm enjoying it, but in a different way than the movie. The movie was amazing, and this book is rather interesting, but very different."
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