Parents' Guide to

100 Classic Books

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

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Will reading books on a screen ever be as good as reading them on paper? That's still up for discussion. But there's nothing bad about reading these great works of literature on your DS. 100 Classic Books gives you such a wealth of stories to choose from that the addition of that "what should I read?" quiz is much appreciated. The screen may be small (using a DS XL might work even better), but the font is clear and has a nice, real-book-like quality. It also helps to show real book covers for each.

Reading these books is enjoyable and provides a nice edifying feeling -- like you're improving yourself and entertaining yourself at the same time. For some, this kind of reading will never take the place of holding a real paper book in your hands, but for people who would like to quickly increase their home library for a mere $.20 a book, this is a sweet bit of software.

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