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12 and up: The latter-day adventures of a certain boy wizard, any instance of a girl and her beloved helping each other through Difficult Life Circumstances, and adventures of feisty heroines and her ever-present band of helpful friends.
From Ratings Systems That Mean Something by Amanda Nelson
For the friend who is always lending their books (and, ahem, never getting them back).
From Bookish Gifts by Wallace Yovetich
:50- Amanda Seyfried makes a two-second appearance as Not-As-Interesting-As-Her-Friend-Eponine Cosette. You can’t trick me into thinking Cosette is a walk-on role, Les Miz Trailer, I know she’s a really boring main character! Also because Anne Hathaway sings throughout the entire trailer, I think Universal’s marketing department thinks they can trick me into thinking she is the star of this movie but I KNOW that she dies twenty minutes into the movie because I listened to the double-disc cast album in my bedroom and sang/acted out all the parts eight thousand times between the ages of twelve and fourteen. School of life, bitches, school of life.
From The Les Miz Trailer Rundown by Kit Steinkellner
9. The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
I’m tired of pretending that this novel is the “good” On The Road. It’s just a crunchy, Left Coast version of it. It’s like moving from Williamsburg to Portland to get away from hipsters. If you want to read Kerouac at his best, try Tristessa.
From The Most Overrated Books of All-Time (According to Me) by Scott Beauchamp