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The BFG by Roald Dahl
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I don't know how to rate this. I can see why it's a fun read for a child but reading it as an adult was....rough. Like reading Narnia and seeing all of the symbolism you missed. If the symbols were phallic, Freudian and inappropriate instead of religious...3 stars, I guess? Simply because I think the recommended age group might appreciate it being so fun?
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Reading Progress

June 9, 2016 – Started Reading
June 9, 2016 – Shelved
June 13, 2016 –
page 36
16.29% "Cute and quick so far!"
June 20, 2016 –
page 131
59.28% "FREUD. FREUD. FREUD."
June 21, 2016 – Finished Reading
March 8, 2018 – Shelved as: children

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message 1: by Valentina (new) - added it

Valentina Your review is making me really curious now, I'll have to read it again to catch all the symbolism since I first read it as a kid!


message 2: by Jennifer (new) - added it

Jennifer Y. I haven't read this yet, but this happens often when I re-read books I read as a kid...like a veil gets lifted.


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