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Did not order it . DO NOT WANT IT GET RID OF IT

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it's garbage

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This book is amazing it is one of the best books i've ever read best book ever.

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Hated the book from the beginning to end

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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is a book about a young English boy named Pip, and the events that occur from his childhood to adulthood. It is set in the early to mid-1800s of England, near the end of the Industrial Revolution where criminals and vagrants still plagued the lands. The plot of the book revolves around Pip’s story of getting rich, as well as his unending love for his crush, Estella.
In the very beginning of the book, Pip tells of his background and relations in a first-person narrative form. I learned that he was an orphan who lived with his older sister and her husband since his parents were both dead. Not long after reading about him, the book plunges right into action as an escaped convict attempted to extort Pip for food. The events that happen shortly afterwards led me to understand that Pip was a frightened little boy who suffered abuse from his sister. However, Pip acquired the traits of being gentlemanly and arrogant after Magwitch made him wealthy. These conflicting personalities throughout the story cause Pip to be seen as more realistic than the other characters. Pip’s first-person narration as well as the multiple personalities he carries allows readers to relate to him.
What I liked about Great Expectations was how different each character was from one another. From Orlick’s wickedness to Joe’s kindness, every character just seemed so unique to me. And what more was that each of their traits played into the story in one way or another. For example, Ms. Havisham’s desire for revenge impacts both Estella and Pip’s personality, showing you just how great of an influence one character could have. Unfortunately, the characters were one of the only reasons I liked the book.
The odd phrasings and word choices from the nineteenth century were things that I personally disliked about the book. Not only did it not help fuel my imagination, it confused me numerous amounts of times. In reference to the story, there weren’t many particular scenes that sparked my interest. Magwitch’s confrontation with Pip in the beginning did get me hooked, but the events that ensued slowly drained my interest. There was just something about the book that made it incredibly boring after the first few pages. I couldn’t quite put my hands on it, but it soon became clear. The book was uneventful. There were plenty of events going on in the book: Orlick disabling Mrs. Joe, Compeyson’s death, and Ms. Havisham’s dress getting set on fire. However, there seemed to be so many events that it eventually became repetitive. Deaths by illness, deaths by injuries, and deaths by penalties were the only things stuck in my head, rather than the deeper meanings behind the text. The one thing that I actually despised about the book was its plot twists. There were so many plot twists within the story that it was virtually impossible to count. Instead of giving me a, “Wow, I never thought that would happen!” feeling, it gave me a, “That was stupid” feeling. Besides the plot twist involving Magwitch being the actual benefactor of Pip, all the other ones seemed pointless to me.
While the characters in Great Expectations are fresh and original, the never-ending plot twists and the dull atmosphere within the book kept me from enjoying it. I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone, unless they have a keen interest in odd nineteenth century words and mundane stories.
By: Alex T.
 

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It's a classic
It's Dickens. What more is there to say? I had to knock off one star because there were several errors (probably from OCR) in this version of the book, but out didn't happen too often, so it wasn't that distracting.

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Although very well written this classic was nothing but hard to get through. I found that the characters had great potential to be fun and exciting reads but sadly were the exact opposite.
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also seemed like the story never wanted to pick up and stay that way, things went from interesting, to dull, to interesting, to dull and then dull again. I can understand the moral of the story, and I get what the author is trying to do, but quite frankly I had to force myself to get through this book, and it took me a very long time.
I do not recommend this book, if you want to read a great classic grab yourself Les Miserables. Now THAT is a great book.
 

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six year old boy help a convict who turns out to help him.

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It doesn't matter if this book is a "classic". It is boring and it sucks!!

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