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(noun) a long written story usually about imaginary characters and events


(noun) a novel, movie, etc., that is very exciting : a story full of exciting action, mystery, adventure, or suspense

science fiction

(noun) stories about how people and societies are affected by imaginary scientific developments in the future


(noun) the story of a real person's life written by someone other than that person


(noun) a biography written by the person it is about


(noun) a written account in which someone (such as a famous performer or politician) describes past experiences


(noun) the action or process of doing things to improve yourself or to solve your problems without the help of others


(noun) written stories about people and events that are not real : literature that tells stories which are imagined by the writer


(noun) writing that is about facts or real events : all writing that is not fiction


(adj) modern/belonging to the present age

on the edge of your seat

waiting with great excitement to see what will happen next

a must-read

A piece of writing that is so interesting that everyone should read it

a masterpiece

A work of art, piece of writing, or music that is of very high quality.

run into

(verb) meet


(verb) looking around/not looking for anything special


(verb) temporarily use


(verb) temporarily give

a page-turner

It's so interesting that you want to keep reading it


It's so exciting that you can't wait to find out what happens next


It's very popular and everyone is buying copies

fast read

It's easy and enjoyable to read

hard to follow

It's difficult to understand


It's very poor quality

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