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The Lottery Rose by Irene Hunt
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Mar 21, 12

bookshelves: childhood-books-reread, good-books-that-make-me-hate-life, read-in-2011, required-reading, ya, life-and-other-heavy-shit
Read on October 02, 2011, read count: 2

There are always those books you end up reading somehow that are so good and yet somehow make you feel so horrible about the human condition. That's the way The Lottery Rose always is. Rereading it for the first time since fifth grade, and all I did was cry the whole time. Poor Georgie and the life he is forced to live, to the point that the only good thing in his world is a rosebush. It should never come to that.
But then that same rosebush becomes the symbol for what the spirit of a child can endure and overcome. That it can teach an abused child to love, and be loved in return. This will always be one of my favorite books, even if I do hate to reread it.

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