The Book Nook Remembers Their First Grown-Up Book (9/14)

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I’m sure this is relatable, as a young’un you finally take the plunge to read something a bit more grown-up as the books you’ve been reading for a while now feel a bit childish, and luckily you’ve been badgering your parents long enough that they may let you check out whatever book you want at the library. Or you picked up a book you didn’t realize was for grown-ups until you were in too deep. Regardless, it was something new and possibly exciting and perhaps you need to read more of this now? So tell us, what was the first book you read specifically for grown-ups and what was that experience like?

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