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Can You Get Through This Post Without Feeling Old?

Spoiler: No, no you can't.

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1. Can you believe that Holes was published two decades ago?

Louis Sachar's YA novel about Stanley Yelnats' misadventures at a juvenile corrections facility was published in 1998.
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Louis Sachar's YA novel about Stanley Yelnats' misadventures at a juvenile corrections facility was published in 1998.

2. And the movie adaptation is now the same age as a high school sophomore — 15!

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The film version of Holes starring Shia LaBeouf came out in 2003.

3. Another book you probably didn't realize came out 20 years ago? Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second book in J.K. Rowling's series.

It was published in 1998 in the UK, and 1999 in the US.
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It was published in 1998 in the UK, and 1999 in the US.

4. Were you aware The Giver is now a quarter of a century old??

Lois Lowry's popular YA dystopian novel came out in 1993.
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Lois Lowry's popular YA dystopian novel came out in 1993.

5. How does it feel to know The Hunger Games came out a decade ago?

The first installment in Suzanne Collins' trilogy was published in 2008. Catching Fire and Mockingjay were published in 2009 and 2010, respectively.
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The first installment in Suzanne Collins' trilogy was published in 2008. Catching Fire and Mockingjay were published in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

6. Does it freak you out that The Perks of Being a Wallflower was published 19 years ago? Yeppp.

Stephen Chbosky's coming-of-age novel following a high school freshman named Charlie was published in 1999.
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Stephen Chbosky's coming-of-age novel following a high school freshman named Charlie was published in 1999.

7. Coraline could be a junior in high school by now — the book was published 16 years ago.

Neil Gaiman's super creepy children's book was published in 2002.
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Neil Gaiman's super creepy children's book was published in 2002.

8. And did you know Toni Morrison's Beloved is 31 years old?

The Pulitzer Prize–winning novel was published in 1987.
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning novel was published in 1987.

9. Can you believe A Game of Thrones is as old as people graduating college this year (22)??

The first novel in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series was published in 1996.
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The first novel in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series was published in 1996.

10. Same goes for The Notebook, which was also published that year! Welp.

Nicholas Sparks's romance novel was published in 1996.
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Nicholas Sparks's romance novel was published in 1996.

11. And let's not forget the movie adaptation, which is now the same age as a freshman in high school — 14!!

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The film version of The Notebook starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams was released in 2004.

12. Bet you didn't realize Zadie Smith's White Teeth is 18 years old! If it were a person, this book could now legally vote and also gamble in some states.

Smith's debut novel was published in 2000.
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Smith's debut novel was published in 2000.

13. And so could Stargirl, which was published the same year.

The Jerry Spinelli YA novel promoting nonconformity was released in 2000.
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The Jerry Spinelli YA novel promoting nonconformity was released in 2000.

14. Were you also aware that The Joy Luck Club came out 29 years ago?

Amy Tan's novel about four Chinese-American families in San Francisco was published in 1989.
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Amy Tan's novel about four Chinese-American families in San Francisco was published in 1989.

15. But wait, there's more — Speak is now as old as someone in their second year of college (19).

Laurie Halse Anderson's YA novel following high school freshman Melinda Sordino was published in 1999.
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Laurie Halse Anderson's YA novel following high school freshman Melinda Sordino was published in 1999.

16. And you might be surprised to know that Oh, the Places You'll Go! actually came out 28 YEARS AGO. 😱

The Dr. Seuss book every graduate seems to be gifted was published in 1990.
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The Dr. Seuss book every graduate seems to be gifted was published in 1990.

Welp, guess we're all old AF.

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