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What's Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges
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Sep 11, 2012

really liked it
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Read in September, 2012

This book was more edgy, dark, and intensely funny than the movie I remember watching as a young child many years ago.

It was indeed a snapshot into a life much different than mine by circumstance, but much the same in regards to human emotion, and the experiences that form us and compel us forward on life's journey. I absolutely love books like this- books that show unequivocally that the human condition is, deep down, the same for us all, though personalities and circumstances are much different.
I loved this book and look forward to re-reading it often. Getting to know Gilbert and the rest of the Grapes was highly enjoyable! Kudos!

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