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Subject: Books similar to Dead Poets Society?
Date Posted: 2/15/2009 11:41 AM ET
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I love that book and would love to read others that are similar. Not Mona Lisa smile though. I didn't enjoy that one at all. Thanks for any suggestions.

Subject: A Separate Peace
Date Posted: 2/27/2009 7:37 PM ET
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I think A Separate Peace by John Knowles is supposed to be similar to Dead Poets Society.  I haven't read it in 15 years and haven't seen Dead Poets Society in just as long, so I'm not 100% sure, but it's a good book all the same.

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 9:30 PM ET
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Thanks!

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Date Posted: 2/28/2009 7:20 PM ET
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A Separate Peace and its sequel would be my suggestion as well. When I watch the movie Dead Poet's Society I always think of A Separate Peace. Also, what about the book Cider House Rules  it is about a boys orphanage, rather than bording school, but just as movng as the other books.



Last Edited on: 2/28/09 7:23 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/4/2009 8:29 AM ET
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Yes, I read The Cider House Rules a few years ago. I liked the book but as a pro-lifer, it was difficult subject matter for me to read.