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All-Time Favorite Teen Summer Reads

Family Circle editors share the books they couldn't put down during their school vacations.

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The Princess Bride
Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Books
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The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure

By William Goldman

"This takes the phrase 'the book is better than the movie' to a new level. William Goldman (who also wrote the film's screenplay) twists a classic medieval fable, gets rid of all the elaborate prose, and turns it into the funniest, most original, and moving swashbuckling story I've ever read. High adventure! True love! The Cliffs of Insanity! This book's got it all."

—Cindy Heller, assistant food editor

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