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    Emily
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    @salome01w4g oh, yeah! That is a great book!

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    Hannah
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    @shannon , I might we own it… it’s just buried in moving boxes.
    @ethryndal Nope, never read it, I’ve seen the disney movie though!!! XD πŸ˜€

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    SeekJustice
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    @salome01w4g I love Rosemary Sutcliff’s writing. anything by her you’ll probably enjoy. Melanie Dickerson writes nice books if you like romance/fairytale retellings. Marguerite Henry as well, though hers tend to be children’s books (at least all the ones I’ve read, they’re still good though). Red Badge of Courage is supposed to be good, but it’s been on my TBR for ages and I still haven’t read it. That’s a few things to get you started.

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    Dragon Snapper
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    @salome01w4g Books? Books. Books!
    Books…
    Um…
    The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson is a good one.
    Any and all of the Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan (unless, of course, you’ve already read those)
    Um…
    *shrugs*
    I don’t really know…I’m not a good person to ask for books, because I, well, this is going to sound crazy because I’m a writer, but *cough*I*cough*don’t*cough*particularly*cough**sneeze*read*cough cough*that*dragon sneeze*much
    Achoo.
    toothless sneezing

    Hmm. Does anyone have cough medicine?
    Here ya go, Dragon Snapper.
    Aw, thanks, Dragon Snapper.
    Anytime.
    πŸ˜›

    "Resistance is futile."

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    Ryanna
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    Err – hmm, I’ve never read much historical FICTION (to be honest), but you could look up David McCullough. He’s got some great historical books. Also, off the topic of history/historical fiction, I just finished The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis and would definitely recommend that if you ever are in want of something to read!
    @dragon-snapper *hands you cough medicine because no one else has*

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    Dragon Snapper
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    @ryanna *gratefully takes the cough medicine*

    "Resistance is futile."

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    Hannah
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    @seekjustice
    I read the healer’s apprentice by melaine dickerson . The romance was really sappy I thought.
    (The extent of romance I prefer is character Tell’s other character he/she loves her as they are leaving on an errand… πŸ˜€ πŸ˜› )
    Thanks for the recomendations!!
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    Thanks! my friend told me to read the black arrow…. my brother read the rangers apprentice book’s. I tried but it was kinda grueling idk why. Are you in real life sick????

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    Dragon Snapper
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    @salome01wg Well…if being a writer and not really liking reading at times is a sickness, then yes. But otherwise no. I’m as healthy as any other dragon. πŸ˜›

    "Resistance is futile."

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    Hannah
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    @dragon-snapper okay phew! πŸ™‚

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    SeekJustice
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    @salomew4g I agree, I thought that the romance was just too…romancy in all of Melanie Dickerson’s books, but I think she’s done a good job with her historical settings. I liked the Ranger’s Apprentice, but sometimes they can lag a bit, so you need to persevere. They’re good though, until book 10 at least, after that they’re a bit…meh.

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    Dragon Snapper
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    @salome014g @seekjustice Well, book 12 of the Ranger’s Apprentice is really good, so I recommend skipping 10 and 11. Those are really boring. *groans and hides face in a pillow*

    "Resistance is futile."

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    Emma Flournoy
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    @salome01w4g It’s been forever since I heard the book, but the Disney Johnny Tremain pales in comparison to it. The book’s way better. πŸ˜‰
    And the best historical fiction book recommendation I could ever give you would be Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. *nod* Sheer awesomeness.

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    Dekreel
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    @salome01w4g I agree with @emily – George Speare is great. I like her book The Bronze Bow.
    I would also highly recommend James Herriot (I know you’ve read them, but anyone else who hasn’t should check him out!), Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, and Night by Elie Wiesel.

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    Dekreel
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    @emma-flournoy Ah! All my friends say Les Mis is too long! I’m glad I found someone who likes it! I’m only halfway through the book, but I really like it so far!

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    Emma Flournoy
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    @dekreel *grabs and shakes you like a rag-doll* YES YES YES. YAY YAY YAY. You will like it better hereafter. SO. MUCH. MORE. And I know how good it is already, even only halfway through. You just wait. The length is so worth it. *pumps your hand insanely* You just wait.

    Also, I’ve read Night by Elie Wiesel. It’s so sad, but it’s a good one.

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