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Message In A Book

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message 1: by Ashley (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:23PM) (new)

Ashley (readerandwriter) I really like it when a book that gives a message or makes you think of what you would do in a particular situation or what not. For example, Jodi Picoult's books.

What are on your thoughts about books having a lesson or message for the readers?

message 2: by Wes (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:23PM) (new)

Wes (pricerightbooks) I think messages are great unless they are political.

message 3: by Elizabeth (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:23PM) (new)

Elizabeth Messages can be great as long as they're not preachy- in either political or religious/moral sense.

message 4: by Caroline (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:24PM) (new)

Caroline I'm with Laura on this one--I enjoy messages, but not if they're delivered in a preachy way. There are times when I feel like an author has a holier-than-thou sense of morality, and that just really puts me off. Luckily, most authors are good about not doing this.

message 5: by Tara (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:25PM) (new)

Tara (tara_n) | 22 comments Well, I don't mind when a story has a message, but I have to admit that there have been times when I completely missed the message. I don't want a message to be overly preachy and I don't want to feel like I'm being beaten with it, so the subtle ones are good, but if the message is too subtle, I completely miss it. I hated when my lit professors would ask the class what the message was in a book and I had no idea. There was a message? Then the professor would say what the message was and it was completely not what I got from reading the book, it wasn't even what I understood the story to be saying. I think my professors made up those messages just for kicks and giggles.

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