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What is one book from your childhood and one book that was your favorite from your teen years?
Moving on to teenage years, we enter Romancelandia. I would have told you throughout my teenhood that Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss was my favorite book. KEW was the reason I continued reading romance novels, and Shanna was the book that I fell in love with. It had pirates, an island, a bad guy... this makes me want to reread it!
I sort of fell off of the reading bandwagon during my teen years. Other than required school reading I didn't read much for fun. But I do remember really liking To Kill A Mockingbird the first time I read it (I think we read it in 9th grade).
Daisy says: I have three favourite childhood books: Juniper and Wise Child by Monica Furlong and Mathilda by Roald Dahl. I've read those 3 books so many times as a kid that I can still tell you step by step what happened. I think what attracted me most about these novels were the strong girls who were the main characters.
My teen years were filled with Harry Potter, Harry Potter, HARRY POTTER and like Julia, romance novels. I just read Harry Potter book 1-4 back to back and then started all over again, I probably did this for a couple of months before my mom made me read something else. Oh, and I discovered Pride and Prejudice in my teens. I also read a whole lot of HP fanfiction and stories on Fictionpress.com.
Gosh... picking a book from childhood? That's pretty tough. I was the kid who had books instead of friends. And I remember trapping my mom while she was brushing her teeth or putting on makeup and just going on and on about what has happening in the book that I was reading (maybe not much has changed since then ^_^) I would have to say that the two that stand out for me are The Phantom Tollbooth and Peter Pan.
Teen years... I was a bit more secretive about reading. I was still the kid who had books instead of friends- but I was trying not too be- so I shunned high fantasy and science fiction in attempts to be "cooler". I still have my copy of This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen - which I read so many times that I could have opened it to any page and followed the story completely. and What Happened to Lani Garver by Carol Plum-Ucci was a pretty big favorite. And of course Harry Potter and The Pendragon series....
What about you? What were some of your favorites from your childhood & teen years?
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