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I love A Lesson Before Dying By Earnest Gaines. I read this book in 8th grade and I found this book truly interesting. I usually dont like stories that take place in older times, but I found myself wanting to read more and more of the book. This book teaches many moral lessons and as a ninth grader I think it is a great book to read. I truly recommend this book to people looking for a great book to read because this book will pull you in on the first page!!! Read this book!!! 

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Excellent book about what it means to be a man.

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I read a lot, and when I heard the amount of hype towards this book, I thought it would be up on my list as an amazing read. Sure Gaines takes you through a very poor time in history, and through these deep emotions.. But honestly it wasn't the best on this topic that I've read. It's moving, but not that moving. It's deep, but not that deep. An enjoyable read if you have the time, or need a good book for a school report. (There are many different angles you can approach this novel for an essay.) But there are better classics out there. (And the quote on the front is very contradictory. Nothing can be an "instant classic" Classics mean they have been around a very long time and are still respected/loved. 15 years is nothing. Common' people, learn your English.) 

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boring plot

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One of he most powerful books i have ever read.

Review: A Lesson Before Dying

User Review  - Paige - Goodreads

Through the eyes of a dissatisfied teacher begrudgingly enlisted to cultivate pride in a youth sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit, Ernest Gaines tells a powerful story of black ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marcela Gomez - Goodreads

The purpose of this book is A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines is to show the unfair laws against the Black community. Gaines gives hopes to the black people by writing this story and how ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shaun - Goodreads

This is the second book I've read by Gaines, the first being A Gathering of Old Men, and I'm pleased to say that I found both to be quite good reads. The story, which is told in simple and understated ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

This is a very sad and moving book. Ostensibly, it is about racism and an unfair justice system in 1940's Louisiana, but really it is about many complicated issues; history, self esteem, spirituality ... Read full review

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User Review  - Telly McGaha - Goodreads

When I first started reading this book, I could not put it down. This was despite the disdain that I had for the characters, almost all of the them. All of the white characters, except one, are ... Read full review

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