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Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind
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Jun 08, 11

Admittedly, I read this book after watching clips from the musical, downloading the soundtrack and completely falling in love with the music. But the story itself is so haunting, and represents a lot of common issues that are still relevant with children today. Though not so dramatic due to the repression of a lot of sexual education, the actions of the characters are relatable for everyone to some extent, as everyone has had pressure to perform well at school, peer pressure, and pressure from a partner to engage in sexual activity. The story follows the live of several school children, some of whom overcome their emotional obstacles, and others who crack under the pressure. A beautiful play, one that I will definitely be reading again.

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