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Classic Kids' Books Suck?

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Date: Apr 05, 2010 - 01:37 PM
Salon takes a look at certain classic kids' books that Amazon reviewers love to hate:

Then there are the reviews that I'm drawn to somewhat masochistically, those that give one-star ratings to a work that has moved me inexpressibly or influenced me indelibly. I thought it might be fun (well, depending on what your definition of "fun" is) to see what some of those one-star folks had to say about a few of my favorite books, as well as some of the books that appeared on others' lists.
I find myself agreeing with some of these reviews - certain books (Bridge to Terabithia, anyone?) are given way more credit than they are due.

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