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20 Of The Best Children Books To Re-Read As An Adult

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The Great Gilly Hopkins


What stands out for most kids when they read this story is Gilly’s rough demeanor, and it’s easy to idolize her a bit. This book teaches its readers that there are more to family than blood relatives, but is something we don’t learn until we are adults. Unfortunately, many of us know that our blood relatives don’t always come through for us when we need them the most.

As we get older, we are more likely to meet people that are not “family,” but are there for us when we are going through tough times, and we have that special connection with them.  That may be true if you live far away from your biological families, and as we go through life we expand what our definitions of family is to us to include those who’ve made us feel like part of their world.

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