Reading Lord of the Rings
French writing exercise

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Baptiste remembers the first time he read Tolkien's masterpiece.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"literary", "to devour (book)", "(school) recess", "to skip lunch", "to keep on [doing]", "to force [someone] to [do]", "to turn off (light)", "to prevent [someone] from [doing]", "to be addicted (as in loving something)".

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I was thirteen when I read "The Lord of the Rings" for the first time. I didn't know that literary genre before, and this book was a revelation! I devoured the first volume, "The Fellowship of the Ring", in only a few days. I would read at the breakfast table, I would read during recess, I would skip lunch in order to keep on reading, and at night, my brother would force me to turn off the light because it was three in the morning and it was preventing him from sleeping! I was completely addicted!

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