Well, I guess the more interesting books were those on Sherlock Holmes. I read them all some time in my early teens, and I recently discovered that my younger siblings did the same. It is often said that making school students read stories situated in environments they are not used to is a way of making students really disinterested in reading at all. In general, I can confirm this, especially when I think back on having to read Emilia Galotti (a story about a German prince who falls in love with a village girl and she ends being stabbed upon her own request by her father so she will not loose her innocense to the prince) – twice!
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