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Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

I could read it again and again..

The author knows just how to take the reader into these worlds within worlds and places you inside of each character where you feel every piece of the story as if you were living it yourself. I recommend this book to everyone.

posted by Anonymous on August 31, 2008

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1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Just Another School Book

I started this book a few days ago and it feels more like a textbook for Philosophy rather than an actual novel. As if I want to read about Philosophy embedded in a story... No, it's pretty much the whole story. I feel like I'm in school again. Don't buy this book, s'il...
I started this book a few days ago and it feels more like a textbook for Philosophy rather than an actual novel. As if I want to read about Philosophy embedded in a story... No, it's pretty much the whole story. I feel like I'm in school again. Don't buy this book, s'il vous plait.

posted by Paige-Face on December 19, 2009

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  • Posted December 19, 2009

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    Just Another School Book

    I started this book a few days ago and it feels more like a textbook for Philosophy rather than an actual novel. As if I want to read about Philosophy embedded in a story... No, it's pretty much the whole story. I feel like I'm in school again. Don't buy this book, s'il vous plait.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2002

    Skip it

    I had to read this book for my Advanced World History class. I thought it was horrible. Well, at least the story part was. The philosophy part was pretty interesting. The story was just really simple and undeveloped and just became weird about 2/3's of the way through the book. If you're looking for something to read for leisure, skip it. If you're looking for information on philosophy, skip it- you would be better off just reading a textbook- once you take away the story, that's all this book is.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    SCARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ENDING SO SAD! I CRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2001

    BORING and SIMPLISTIC storyline

    I had no idea what I would be getting into when I started this book, I almost gave up after the first 100 pages, but I hoped it would get better. I have nothing against philosophy- I think this book would be great for Philosophy 101, but it does nothing for me as a story. I couldn't wait to finish it so that I could start something better! Don't read this if you're looking for good storyline and interesting characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2000

    Quick!! PICK ANOTHER BOOK! Sophie's STUPID World

    I'm 15 years old, and I had to read this book for my Honors World History class. I admit that philosophy is not my forte, but I swore to myself that I would at least attempt the book. Well, I tried it,and I hated it. Sophie, the main character is seen in two lights: the first, as too juvenile. (The girl goes out and 'plays.') I'm sorry, but I quite 'playing' when I was in 5th grade. The 2nd part of Sophie is too old. She acts like a 90 year old philosopher, instead of a young 14 year old girl trying to learn philosophy. Sophie must be one bright kid because she seems to understand all that philosophy, that I, a year older, cannot even minutely comprehend. The only good part about this book is that the story line is somewhat interesting, but even that gets a little confusing after a while. Please- I beg you, find another book to read- I'm sure there are better ones out there!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 1999

    Sophie's World...

    I had to read this book as an assignment in AP European History. I have to say, IT WAS HARD TO STAY AWAKE!!!! On one hand, it was the most boring book I have picked up in a long time, but on the other it WAS a creative introduction to philosophy. If you are planning on learning about philosophy, I highly reccomend this book as an intro, but if you're just looking for something to read CHOOSE SOMETHING ELSE!!!!!!

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