What are the best recommended life-changing books?

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    #1Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl was written by Anne Frank, published from the diary she kept when she and her family were in hiding from the Nazis in the then German-occupied Netherlands.
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    Ralph Thompson
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a must read for anyone in the world. "
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    #2The Little Prince

    The Little Prince

    The Little Prince is written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery about a prince who visited Earth from a tiny asteroid. It is known as a book for kids but it has been considered as an allegory of the author's wartime experiences. 

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    Nicole Burke
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This story is such a classic. I remember reading this when I was a kid with my mom. There was also a animated movie and now there's a new movie on Netflix. This story will always have a place in my heart. "
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    #3The Book Thief

    The Book Thief
    The Book Thief is a young adult novel by Markus Zusak set in Germany during the height of the Nazi regime which centers on a young girl named Liesel who is close to her foster parents, friends, and a Jewish fist fighter.
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    Ethan Mendoza
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This book narrates the story of a young German girl in Hitler era and her struggles with life. It is very disturbing and I was overwhelmed with emotions after reading it. Not sure youngsters will take up that much, but is definitely a good life experience for them. This will give a lot of insight and perception about people and life."
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    #4To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. This was first published in 1960.
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    Anthony Flores
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I absolutely loved reading this book in high school! People across the world will find this book engrossing and so captivating to read!"
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    #5The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings is written by J.R.R. Tolkien which is the sequel to the 1937 novel The Hobbit. This follows the course of the War of the Ring after the Dark Lord Sauron created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power. 

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    #6Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens portrays the development of the main character named Pip, who is an orphan. The story focuses on the poverty, prison ships and survival with an influence of the early-mid 19th century setting.

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    Michelle Lucas
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I've recently begun re-introducing myself to the classics that I initially read as compulsory assignments in high school and college. As an adult, I'm now reading them because I choose to read them. This time around, I've been getting much more out of these stories because I have the life experience with which to better understand the subtleties and metaphors of the writing. This was precisely the case with A Tale of Two Cities. As I started listening, I was quickly reminded of why this Dickens tale is such a timeless classic. Keith Higinbotham delights with a virtually flawless narrative performance and lovely voice distinctions for the cast of Dickens' characters. I listened for several hours at a time thanks to Higinbotham's smooth and professionally delivered tone. I would enjoy hearing more from him in the future."
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    #7One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    This is one of the most imports novels of the 60's and from American history. The unforgettable story of a mental ward and the people living there and the tyrannical Nurse Ratched and McMurphy.
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    #8A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange is a standalone 1963 classic science fiction book written by Anthony Burgess which centers on 15-year-old Alex McDowell who spread violence, but then he came back in the reality and was rejected by his parents. 

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    Amalia Escobedo
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "A Clockwork Orange is a dystopian novel by English writer Anthony Burgess. This is a dark, compelling read with massive amounts of violent acts and imagery that run throughout the novel. The themes of the story are still as relevant as they were then. Ethics, morality, choice, are still important topics that are discussed regularly throughout life. After reading this it really stays in your mind for a while. While not really life changing, it really makes you think."
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    #9The House of the Spirits

    The House of the Spirits

    The House of the Spirits is a classic historical fantasy fiction novel written by Isabel Allende. This magical realism book is first published in 1982. 

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    Gary White
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book was interesting. "
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    #10Animal Farm

    Animal Farm
    Animal Farm is a short novel by George Orwell that tells the story of a farm that's taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. They set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality, but a revolution starts to show. 
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    Scott Jones
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This was a book that was read when I was younger. By all means this is one of those life-changing books that everyone should read. Very accurate solution, if I had not read this book beforehand, I would still have given it a try."
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    #11Night

    Night
    Night is the first book in Elie Wiesel's historical trilogy about the Holocaust. Night shows the worst side of humanity during World War II, when familial relationships blurred because of hunger, pain, and fear inside concentration camps.
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    Vicky Lu
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is a captivating story that makes you realize that your troubles are nothing compared to what is told here. I could not imagine the terror that was experienced during the holocaust. This should be in the mandatory reading list in all public high schools. I highly recommend this book"
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    #12Brave New World

    Brave New World

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a utopian and dystopian fiction novel published in 1932. This book follows Bernard Marx living a perfect life in a scientifically engineered society until he visited one of the remaining old reservoirs.

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    Teresa Murphy
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "A fantasy of the future that sheds a blazing critical light on the present--considered to be Aldous Huxley's most enduring masterpiece."
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    #13Man's Search for Meaning

    Man's Search for Meaning

    Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival.Man's Search for Meaning is among the ten most influential books in America.

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    Daniel Bryant
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Man's Search for Meaning made me sit down and contemplate where I was going in my life. I had been depressed and thinking there was nothing I could do to make things better. The book made me see that I have it pretty easy compared to others and that there was nothing holding me back. I would highly recommend it for people looking for direction in life."
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    #14The Prophet

    The Prophet

    The Prophet is a collection of essays written by Khalil Gibran, first published in 1923. The book is divided into 28 chapters that philosophically explore the concepts that govern human life.

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    Helen White
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Inspiring. And immensely clear and simple. It's actually really refreshing and humbling to read a book that was written so long ago and realize how the most important things in life never change and how easier it would be to be happy and peaceful if we took away all the noise of the world. Or at least some. The style is crystalline, the intentions are pure, and the musings are very endearing, and might touch you in a way you would not have expected. There is a reason this book has been printed for so long, and will keep on being printed for a very very long time. It talks to the decent human heart and inspires it."
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    #15Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice
    Pride and Prejudice is a book written by Jane Austen with an introduction from Anna Quindlen, which follows the story of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet as they venture into a series of courtship in the 18th century. 
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    Ismael Galicia
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I love to read and study old literature, looking for the meaning of life, looking for sparks that can change me. The classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, was one of the books that was life-changing. Older literature can be boring, but if you're looking to learn something about the human condition, about the world, about human nature, then Jane Austen's classic is a great place to look. You won't regret it. "
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    #16Rich Dad, Poor Dad

    Rich Dad, Poor Dad
    Rich Dad Poor Dad, tells the story of Robert Kiyosaki and his two dads-his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad-and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.
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    Gloria Rose
    Written on July 28, 2018
    "The story of this book tells us how both of his dads shaped his life and changed him. I think that this is a great book for a life changing thoughts. I would recommend it to anybody to read. The solution is a great solution"
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    #17The History of Love

    The History of Love
    The History of Love is a novel written by Nicole Krayss and it was originally published in 2005 by the W.W. Norton & Company. This book won the William Saroyan International Prize for Fiction in 2008.

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    Terry Morris
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "To see the history of love and just learn information I have not known before."

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Best What are the best recommended life-changing books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young GirlBooks 26 Paid
2The Little PrinceBooks 24 Paid
3The Book ThiefBooks 22 Paid
4To Kill a MockingbirdBooks 22 Paid
5The Lord of the RingsBooks 20 Paid
6Great ExpectationsBooks 18 Paid
7One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestBooks 18 Paid
8A Clockwork OrangeBooks 16 Paid
9The House of the SpiritsBooks 13 Paid
10Animal FarmBooks 11 Paid
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