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Anirudh Badri
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Re: Who was your favorite author in high school?

Post by Anirudh Badri » 28 Jul 2017, 07:37

I used to be a huge fan of mystery novels back then, so my favourite author was Agatha Christie. The way she could set up the mystery for the grand reveal was marvellous.
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Post by Christina Rose » 10 Aug 2017, 09:23

VC Andrews. I've still got a bunch of her paperback novels. I cannot bring myself to sell or donate them since she was such a favorite of mine when I was younger.

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Post by Ana Njeri » 10 Aug 2017, 11:18

I was obsessed with Sidney Sheldon novels. I just couldn't put them down.
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Post by ItsJames00 » 11 Aug 2017, 04:41

Paul Zindel

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Post by Nwoko Solomon Ikechu » 13 Aug 2017, 00:26

[youtube][/youtube]Williams Shakespeare, Chino Achebe of "Things fall apart" and others.

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Post by juliusotinyo » 13 Aug 2017, 00:30

Elechi Amadi
Grace Ogot
Leo Tolstoy
Edgar Poe
Nadine Gordimer

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Post by Philip Chepsingil » 13 Aug 2017, 08:05

Chinua Achebe

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Post by ReviewerDiksha » 18 Aug 2017, 22:51

Mine was AC Doyle. I was so consumed with Sherlock Holmes that time. And also Agatha Christie. I can't remember reading anything else that time!

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Post by Ashley Simon » 09 Sep 2017, 10:01

books+barefeet wrote:I loved Geoffrey Trease (Cue for Treason) until junior year when I discovered Ray Bradbury and loved him until I discovered Jane Austen in senior year. I still like them all and having gone through 4 years of university studying English Lit, I found about a dozen other authors who I love. But, I'll admit it, I still have a soft spot for Jane Austen- it's my comfort reading.
When I want deep- it's Timothy Findley, when I want funny, it's Angela Carter, when I want politically diverse, it's Edna O'Brien, when I want satire- Jonathan Swift. But Jane Austen is still like sinking into a warm bath after a stressful day.
I was also a huge Jane Austen fan in high school. :D

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Post by Sabina G » 19 Sep 2017, 00:49

Patricia Cornwell and Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Post by Molly5126724 » 26 Nov 2017, 20:00

Ellen Hopkins was definitely my favorite author in high school. I found a lot of the books I had to read in high school boring and uninteresting to me. However, I've always found Ellen Hopkins books to be captivating and interesting.

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Post by Teenwreckless » 26 Nov 2017, 22:13

Ever since I was in the ninth grade, I really loved Stephen King! At the suggestion of a teacher for a reading analysis, I read Misery. Would read it again.

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Post by Barbiedole » 28 Nov 2017, 16:21

I'll go with Shakespeare. That guy was totally twisted upstairs during his time. Every work of art was a hit back to back.

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Post by Insightsintobooks729 » 13 Dec 2017, 12:12

My favorite author in high school was Isabelle Allende. I loved her then and still do, but I prefer her historical fiction.
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Post by CaitlinGonya » 19 Dec 2017, 18:36

In high school I was obsessed with J.K. Rowling because Harry Potter was my generation.

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