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Reading the book after watching the movie didn't disturb me at all. I never read just for the plot and don't mind spoilers. My response to the story was even more positive than after watching the film. I liked the characterizations of Katniss and Pee...more
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Since I watched the film adaptation of this book, I've wished to read it. The film - starring Logan Lerman as Charlie, Emma Watson as Sam and Ezra Miller as Patrick - came out in 2012, while the book was published in 1999.

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Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world.Cesare Pavese
The great lovers will always be unhappy, because for them love is great and so they ask of their beloved the same intensity of thought that they have for her – otherwise they feel betrayed.Cesare Pavese
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This is a great, gripping mystery story. I loved reading it for two main reasons: it is set in an English town I love for its beauty and history, and it conveys with vivid realism the stories of two extraordinary ordinary women.

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Charlotte Brontë
“Conventionality is not morality.”
Charlotte Brontë

Jane Austen
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Elizabeth Gaskell
“I choose to believe that I owe my very
life to you--ay--smile, and think it an exaggeration if you will.
I believe it, because it adds a value to that life to think--oh,
Miss Hale!' continued he, lowering his voice to such a tender
intensity of passion that she shivered and trembled before him,
'to think circumstance so wrought, that whenever I exult in
existence henceforward, I may say to myself, "All this gladness
in life, all honest pride in doing my work in the world, all this
keen sense of being, I owe to her!" And it doubles the gladness,
it makes the pride glow, it sharpens the sense of existence till
I hardly know if it is pain or pleasure, to think that I owe it
to one--nay, you must, you shall hear'--said he, stepping
forwards with stern determination--'to one whom I love, as I do
not believe man ever loved woman before.' He held her hand tight
in his. He panted as he listened for what should come. ”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Mahatma Gandhi
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Virginia Woolf
“As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.”
Virginia Woolf

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