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For my personal statement, I would like to mention some french book... obviously reading them first. Any suggestions on what to read?
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You could try to mix it up by reading a classic piece of lit and something that's contemporary. Regarding classic, I'd highly recommend L'Avare by Molière. One of the best and funniest plays written (in my opinion).

For contemporary, I'm at a loss to be honest. I haven't read contemporary French lit in a while. Try to Google some lit written during the 21st century.

You could go for another classic or a modern classic like L'Etranger but they're overdone and might not demonstrate diversity in your reading.
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(Original post by esu00pheobe)
For my personal statement, I would like to mention some french book... obviously reading them first. Any suggestions on what to read?
What are you A-level texts / film and text? If you enjoy them, perhaps read some more around the same subject as this will show you are interested in what you have been doing at school, and this will obviously be an area you can then talk about in your personal statement.
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It's a bit long, but I read Bakhita by Olmi for my French personal statement, and I loved it! Something like La Fille de Papier is a good first read, and a bit lighter, or else something like La Maison de Claudine. What sort of thing do you enjoy reading in English?
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I’d avoid le petit prince and l’etranger.
A level nightmares!!!! 😝
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(Original post by Sammylou40)
I’d avoid le petit prince and l’etranger.
A level nightmares!!!! 😝
Ugh I agree with le petit prince. Never again. :rip:
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I can highly recommend No et Moi by Delphine de Vigan. Not too long and with generally accessible language, but a thought-provoking message about modern society. A wonderful piece of modern literature!
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