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it is easy to overlook the thought that life just is: as humans we are inclined to feel that life must have a point. we have plans and aspirations and desires. we want to take advantage of all the intoxicating existence we've been endowed with.

Milano, Milano, Italy

Such an intriguing book about all things that you wouldn't be related in the world, but perhaps they may be...

Entering Seventh Grade, Book of Choice Option: Watership Down by Richard Adams. Williston Northampton, Middle School English Department

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0743246985/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_XLFsqb1P5HW1D

In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures.

Surviving Tracy

I'll admit I skimmed some of this as a teen. I was looking for all the bits with Natasha in them. Loved that sprite.

The Memoirs of Cleopatra: A Novel by Margaret George, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003ENPHXK/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_7fLFpb1R8S3SD