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The Crystal Cave by Mary  Stewart
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Jan 11, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-adult-fiction, read-historical-fiction

I read this for an 8th grade English oral book report. It was a great story, and the teacher was amazed that I was able to explain the complicated plot to everyone so that they could understand it. I never went on to read the other 2 books in the series. I should reread this and then dig out the other two...
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January 11, 2008 – Shelved
January 11, 2008 – Shelved as: read-adult-fiction
September 1, 2016 – Shelved as: read-historical-fiction

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Miriam I must've been even younger than that when I read -- I can't remember anything but the cover!


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Manybooks We also had to read this very book for school.


Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Manybooks wrote: "We also had to read this very book for school."

What grade did you have to read this for? I would expect it to be a high school read. I think my teacher was surprised that I chose to read that book. Now that I think about it, my teacher at the time was Geraldine Matheson, daughter of author Richard Matheson, so maybe she expected that level of reading out of me. I enoyed the book very much.


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Manybooks Krista the Krazy Kataloguer wrote: "Manybooks wrote: "We also had to read this very book for school."

What grade did you have to read this for? I would expect it to be a high school read. I think my teacher was surprised that I chos..."


Grade eight, but not exacly sure, what we call junior high, much more readable than Dickens' Bleak House which we also had to read in grade eight.


message 5: by Krista the Krazy Kataloguer (last edited Oct 27, 2016 09:52PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Manybooks wrote: "Krista the Krazy Kataloguer wrote: "Manybooks wrote: "We also had to read this very book for school."

What grade did you have to read this for? I would expect it to be a high school read. I think ..."


Really? Grade 8, same as me? Interesting. I agree, it was much more readable than Dickens, only we had to read A Tale of Two Cities, which was difficult but I enjoyed it.


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Manybooks Krista the Krazy Kataloguer wrote: "Manybooks wrote: "Krista the Krazy Kataloguer wrote: "Manybooks wrote: "We also had to read this very book for school."

What grade did you have to read this for? I would expect it to be a high sch..."


Bleak House was not just difficult but boring, unlike Tale of Two Cities.


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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Manybooks wrote: "Krista the Krazy Kataloguer wrote: "Manybooks wrote: "Krista the Krazy Kataloguer wrote: "Manybooks wrote: "We also had to read this very book for school."

What grade did you have to read this for..."


I haven't read Bleak House, but it's on my list. I think it may be one of those books you appreciate/understand better when you're older. I know I missed a lot when I read some of the classics when I was in school just because I wasn't experienced enough with life to recognize certain things. This was especially true with Henry James' The Turn of the Screw. When I reread it as an adult I got a whole new interpretation of it.


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