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Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

We've got your back. With the Tough-O-Meter, you'll know whether to bring extra layers or Swiss army knives as you summit the literary mountain. (10 = Toughest)

(8) Snow Line

It's Shakespeare, so it's tough. We get that. But it's not impossible. For one, it's about the most famous play in the whole world—at least the English-speaking part of the world. Also, unlike a lot of Shakespeare's plays, its hero is dealing with issues that everyone can understand: annoying parents, lack of ambition, and a serious case of procrastination. If you can get past the language, we're pretty sure you're in for a pleasant surprise.

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