This is so impressive. Growing up, I always seemed to be reading books that were considered beyond my years as well - War and Peace by Tolstoy or the Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde were "too sophisticated" for someone in ninth grade. But we learn so much from reading, whether it's non-fiction or fiction. I might just need to try some on your list!

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