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Maggie by Stephen Crane
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Jan 27, 2012

it was ok
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Read on January 26, 2012

I'm sorry, there's nothing I hate more than books with disgusting dialects. I can get the point without having horrible, broken dialogue. I understand that's what the people sounded like, but it makes me want to skip over every time a character speaks.

That is honestly the thing that stands out the absolute most about this story. Nothing else about it was really that compelling to me.

The characters were all extreme cliches and the moral was the same moral of every story from this time. If you're a young girl and you don't preserve your virginity and innocence, bad things will happen to you.

All the same, I can't give it a one because I liked the way some of the characters interacted with each other and I liked his style of writing, even if I didn't like the dialogue.

While I appreciate their significance, I just hate period pieces. I know this is a classic; what can I say?

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