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Book Review: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Rating: I rarely give a book five stars, but Great Expectations deserves it. This book made me a Charles Dickens fan. I read it in high school, but recently reread it as an adult. I’m so glad that I did! After reading Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol and David Copperfield, I want to read all of Dickens’ work. Technically, this isn’t a full review, but I do want to say that if you haven’t read Great Expectations definitely read this one. This book taught me that not all classics are dry and boring. Some are fantastic! Back to Top


Book Review: Aquarium by David Vann

Rating: This is one of those novels that keeps your attention from start to finish and makes you lose track of time. It has flowing prose, interesting characters and wonderfully messy family drama. Twelve year old Caitlin lives with her mother, Sheri. Caitlin goes to the local aquarium every day after school until her mother picks her up after work. At the aquarium, Caitlin befriends an old man and discovers a family secret that infuriates her mother. Caitlin’s best friend is Shalini and her mother supports the friendship until something happens that shocks Sheri. Sheri tries to teach Caitlin exactly...