What book made you fall in love with reading?


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Karen aka Bailey's Mom Profile

I'm not sure, I was reading before I was in kindergarten. Charlotte's Web is the first book I fell in love with though.

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
I started early, too, though not quite that early. I know that by the time I was 7 my parents had stopped spelling words to keep me from knowing what they were talking about. I can still remember the first day they realised I could spell too. :)
Karen aka Bailey's Mom
That pretty much happened to me too. I was a very smart child, not sure what happened to the adult me though. :)
Jaimie  JT Profile
Jaimie JT answered

Flowers in the attic. Kinda a twisted book but it did make me fall in love with reading when I was about 13'ish. I read every V.C. Andrews book until I ran out during my early teens.

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Skip  Gentry
Skip Gentry commented
I remember reading Flowers in the Attic. I cried through almost every page.
Tris Fray Potter
Tris Fray Potter commented
They were weird. Flowers in the Attic is the only VC Andrews series I like. It gave me a new insight into some issues...
Cookie Roma Profile
Cookie Roma answered

I enjoyed reading from a very young age but in 7th grade we read Pride and Prejudice.  That was the hook. 

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

The earliest book I can remember reading was Peppo the Pony when I was about 5 or 6. I've been reading ever since. Started with kids books and comics, progressed to Westerns and penny dreadfuls (and some of them were dreadful indeed) and just kept going.

Barb Cala Profile
Barb Cala answered

Probably, The Diary of Anne Frank.  It really made me think about how this happy young girl made the best of a horrible situation.  So inspirational.

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Barb Cala
Barb Cala commented
I agree Didge. It just was mind boggling and so sad.
Tris Fray Potter
Tris Fray Potter commented
We studied it in English last year. It really changed my view on the war. It used to be a group of faceless, nameless people who fought and got killed. Now, I know that there were more people who struggled just as much as the Frank's, and even more. It gives a face to the average people who were attacked. The Book Theif also had that effect, but not as much because, the whole story was something made up from someone separated from those times, whereas Anne Frank's Diary of real.
Barb Cala
Barb Cala commented
Very interesting Tris. Thanks so much for you insights.
Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

When I was in second grade, the teacher brought bring me up to 5th grade, handed me a bible, and had me start reading.  After about a minute, she said that was enough and I could return to second grade.

I had never actually read the bible itself prior to that.  Her point was to make the fifth graders ashamed of themselves.  (No real harm intended, but probably not a good idea for her to do so.)

At any rate, b the time I was 8 years old I already had a big old box of "age appropriate" books in my closet.  So I can only say I have enjoyed reading for as long as I can remember.

No one book stands out as THE book, but I don't think I have ever thrown a book away in my adult life.

Jann Nikka Profile
Jann Nikka answered

The Cat In The 🎩.

Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

A book named Zotz. It's about a man that gets hit by lightening and develops super human powers.
I found it in my dads library when I was a kid. It was in the "seldom read" section.

Kioyre S. Profile
Kioyre S. answered

When I was little, I used to love the "Magic Tree House" series. In fact, I collected almost all of them, and still have most of them to this day, hahah. The books also got me into writing my own stories!

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