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vollizie

I've recently finished The Rise of Kyoshi and am currently reading The Shadow of Kyoshi. I've been enjoying reading lately and would like some other book recommendations for after I finish The Shadow of Kyoshi. Btw, I recommend both of these books to anyone that loves Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Edit: I'm putting many of the recommendations below on my goodreads.com list for later. Thank you for the recommendations!

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Idk I don't read much but the Maze Runner series always interests me. Ever since the Prague thing happened

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Sem1-
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what Prague thing?

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vollizie
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PepeLaugh he doesn't know

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vollizie
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I watched the first 2 movies. I thought they were good, but I've heard they are terrible adaptations of the books. I guess I could give the books a try, but I feel like I have the general basis of what happens down anyway.

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MilanTheMyth
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The 3rd movie was kinda sad, how the only remaining civilized modern city in the planet was also fucked

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thanatos11
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The Martian and Ready Player One are some of my favourite books

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vollizie
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I've watched The Martian movie so I'm not interested in reading the book tbh. Ready Player One is on my radar though.

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PersonHere
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ready player two is also really good

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bigpeensheen
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Ready Player One has a great movie no cap, and i hear that the book was just as good too

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thanatos11
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Is better. The movie cut out lots of parts about the hunt and even completely changed some of the levels

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KrixxyFTW
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diary of a wimpy kid
big nate
amulet

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edtheking12
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in what grade are you

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Zaynio
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The first two should be self explanatory (probably).

Good pastimes

#19
KrixxyFTW
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gr 12 but those books made my childhood and they never fail to make me happy till this day

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Zaynio
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I sometimes refer to those books when I'm bored too haha

It does bring a good laugh

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vollizie
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bruh

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zhajiangmiang
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amulet is crazy good, i love the illustration style

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KrixxyFTW
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ONG, but i need book 9 ASAP its been 4 years since book 8 came out cant wait no more

and the show is also coming to netflix

#71
iridocyclitis
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amulet straight fire the author came to my school once he was really cool

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GajarHalwa
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Hamlet

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Knightsofdoom
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Enders Game is a good one

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edtheking12
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pretty ass ngl, maybe because it was a school book for me lmao

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Knightsofdoom
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Lol fair, I read it before it was required so I enjoyed it more

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vollizie
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Read that in my Freshman year of high school. Thought it was okay

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Knightsofdoom
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Ye that’s fair, I think it’s more fun when it’s not required

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ShiningTyGuy
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Fiction: Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

Nonfiction: Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

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vollizie
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Mistborn trilogy looks really interesting, actually might consider. I'm sticking to fiction for now though.

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fontea
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If you enjoy mistborn read storm light archives same author first book is the best I've ever read

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Asphyxia
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Mistborn is poggers. Read all of it. Some pretty good shit.

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ShiningTyGuy
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Fax, it was a perfect intro to the fantasy genre for me. I haven't read the second era yet but plan to eventually.

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KyLZi
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Anything that Brandon Sanderson Touches is great.

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ShiningTyGuy
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100%. I went all in after reading Mistborn and started The Wheel of Time. Might have been a little over zealous since I had to take a break after book 5, before even reaching Sandersons books. I enjoyed it alot so far though.

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KyLZi
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LOL I did the same thing. The next like 6 books are really slow haha. But as soon as you reach Brandon Sanderson's part it pops off so hard and the series gets so much better.

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ShiningTyGuy
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Yea I just hope I'm not lost af when I jump back in. I did take some notes since I knew I would most likely have to take a break in the middle. But yea everyone says it gets real slow and to just push through till the end and its all worth it. Have you read the Stormlight Archives?

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KyLZi
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Yeah I have! Multiple times actually haha. The Stormlight Archive is probably my favorite book series atm. However the first 2 books carry the series so far.

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ShiningTyGuy
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Yea I have the first book and have been tempted to just start that before finishing the WOT since I've heard tons of people saying how good the series is and how the first book is amazing. But also want to continue WOT since its a completed series, which I've really enjoyed thus far, its just sooo damn long

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KyLZi
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I would defs take a break from WOT but I don't know if you should start Stormlight Archive either because it is also a very long series. Maybe mix in a some sci-fi? I don't know that much about the sci-fi genre other than the Dune series but its pretty relevant rn.

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Vortexy
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War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

a classic 👌 :)

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SETSUZA
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what’s your reading level? so i know what would be appropriate recommendations. personally i read a lot of david mitchell and yukio mishima lately

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vollizie
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Before I read the 2 books mentioned, I hadn't read an actual book since I was 18 (I'm 21 now). I've read plenty of manga since then, but I'm not sure that counts. I'm not exactly sure what my reading level is tbh. I read "The Rise of Kyoshi" in 3 days with many breaks, which has 442 pages and is marked as Young Adult. Not sure if that helps.

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SETSUZA
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good for you for trying to get back into reading, it’s super good for you at keeping your mind fresh.

manga def counts, there’s tons of manga with complex writing behind it but it’s always good to stick to a variety of stuff. you should try some light novels if you haven’t, they’re a good halfway point between manga and conventional literature and are made to be easily digestible. some of my favorites are “zaregoto” by nisio isin, and “the empty box and zeroth maria” (hakomari for short) by eiji mikage

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vnvodich
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HP Lovecraft has some pretty good fiction books. Definitely recommend

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vollizie
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For this author, what would you say are his best works?

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vnvodich
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The Call of Cthulhu is one of the more iconic ones. The Shadow over Innsmouth is also pretty good

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OkOkay
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Green eggs and ham. Warning: intense book and very philosophical

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edtheking12
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only 50 diff words in the book

#25
crazy_igel_fan
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what is book

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Louie
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The Graveyard Book

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alfasuse
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Crime and Punishment is my favourite book, Dostoyevsky in general is great.

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TinglyPiano
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ok nerd

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LordJJJ
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Anything by Brandon Sanderson, but both the Mistborn Chronicles and the Stormlight Archives are S-tier.

I also love the Kingkiller Chronicles but that is a slow start and can be tough if you aren't an experienced reader.

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buldO
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i dont personally think its a struggle to start the kingkiller chronicles, i am completely hooked to the story and love everything about it; that and mistborn seem like the bestest

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iclappedurmama
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I am suggesting a manga "berserk".

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vollizie
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I'm up to Chapter 220 of Berserk. Taking a break from it though.

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JokesOver
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Dan brown books

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Desperado_o
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"The Book Thief" is something i would recommend to everyone but its 500 pages.. so if you are able to finish long books then you should definitely read it.

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vollizie
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I can definitely handle 500 pages. Ty for the recommendation

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Desperado_o
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np .. you can also read some david baldacci books like one good deed and memory man.

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fontea
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The lies of Locke Lamore by Scott Lynche, and The Night Angel trilogy

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yaiima0
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The Harry Potter books are pretty good.

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vollizie
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I watched the first movie and thought the acting was atrocious. But the world is definitely interesting nonetheless, so maybe I will.

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unknown_trash
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i havent watched the movies but i had a strange dislike towards the harry potter series, and when i started reading it i was hooked, so i would recommend reading it

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Get_Tang0ed
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I'm a big fan of dark fantasy, but heads up they can be quite gory and the writing itself can be quite complex:

Joe Abercrombie - The First Law Trilogy
Mark Lawrence - The Broken Empire Trilogy
Pierce Brown - Red Rising (this series is fantasy / sci-fi but one of my favourite of all time)

Other fantasy:
Brent Weeks - Lightbringer series
Scott Lynch - Gentlemen Bastard series (44 mentioned this, books are about Locke Lamore)
Brandon Sanderson - most of his fantasy series mentioned above, Stormlight Archive is my favourite
EDIT someone mentioned it and need to include: Patrick Rothfuss - Kingkiller Chronicles. 2 books out and been waiting 10 years for the 3rd but it's beautifully written

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alfasuse
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Very based

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iclappedurmama
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Hard Times by Charles Dickens

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Mrityunjay
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Just read ASOIAF , Hunger Games , Percy Jackson Series , Harry Potter Series , Dune , Mortal Instruments , Matched

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iridocyclitis
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mortal instruments mid tbh didnt like the incest

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fontea
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Word, how it went like incest t not incest back again not incest was weird af

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ozzy
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Dune 1-6

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vollizie
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After watching the movie, I'm not exactly eager to read the books.

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ozzy
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well it was a movie to set up the rest of the series, so it probably left alot of people feeling like it wasn't enough, but honestly I think it was very well done. Visuals were amazing, and alot of depth in character development, lore etc to be explored.

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Fracture
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Honestly if you're into Japan (which it seems like you are) I highly recommend Tokyo Vice

Very good read!!

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vollizie
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I wouldn't say I'm into Japan all that much. Most of the manga I read from Japanese Mangaka are fantasy and break away from mainland Japan like Vinland Saga, Berserk, Spy X Family, AoT, Made in Abyss, etc. Only exception being Chainsaw Man. Ty for the recommendation anyway.

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Fracture
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Ah I see I see, well if you've ever been curious about the Yakuza then I would recommend giving this book a read!

If not, then understandable if you don't want to read it LOL

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ChowChow
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Twenty Thousand Shade of Pink

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unknown_trash
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His Dark Materials trilogy. It starts off slow but i enjoyed it a lot (books are fairly long)

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Zzizmo
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Life as We Knew It is a good book

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iridocyclitis
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i read this book in 6th grade it was really good!! i remember not liking the sequels that much tho

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Eag1e
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To Kill a Mockingbird - surprisingly interesting

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Eag1e
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Has some racist elements tho so be aware

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vollizie
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I think every American has read this book in middle school or high school at some point, including me.

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Eag1e
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Lord of the Flies

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unknown_trash
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this book is cursed. dont remind me of it

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CRAZY_CHAINSAW_MAN_FAN
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easily chainsaw man and dont listen to these other people

#79
vollizie
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https://myanimelist.net/mangalist/vollizie check it

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CRAZY_CHAINSAW_MAN_FAN
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i love you

#83
Asphyxia
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Like to see SPY X FAMILY there. Another wholesome manga is the way of the househusband.

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hotpotatoman
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list was good till i saw metamorphosis 💀

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vollizie
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lmao that shit fucked with my mind. Only reason I didn't give a 1 was because of the art and the ending.

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