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My first time in this class, I'm curled in the corner
It's weird to be back in this room

I really don't know anyone, we ignore each other
My friends sit next to me as I continue to write

I ...
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Sense and Sensibility
by Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen, best known for her undisputed masterpiece Pride and Prejudice, like all Austen's work, shines with hilarious wit and breathtaking romance. The premise: Elinor, a young aristocrat, is in love with the handsome Edward (no, Edward isn't a vampire) who is seemingly unattainable. Unfortunately, the book is flawed with the frustrating aspect of Austen's style: her old-fashioned storytelling. Nowhere is it more annoying than at the very end. (Major spoiler alert.) "...about three hours after his arrival, he had secured his lady..." That is how we discover, after anticipating it since chapter three; Elinor has obtained the love of Edward! Hmmm… does that seem a bit underdone and anticlimactic to you? (End of spoiler alert.) However, the book is thoroughly entertaining. It's exceptionally funny (My mother says I laughed out-loud when I read it a lot.) One finds it easy to sympathize with the characters. One may even find it relevant to one's own life: after all, who hasn't felt heartache after a shattered romance with a man or woman? Or fallen in love only to discover that the one you feel passion for can never be won? Can any of us honestly say we have never been in the same situation as the protagonists of this story? Other books by Jane Austen: Mansfield Park, Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion.

Reviewed by OraclesOfFire on Aug 7, 2011
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