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  1. ok hi thanks for viewing
    for school i am required to find new books i haven't read so i am asking for help. list the book and its author and a breaf description of the book.

    thanks much, twifan

    The blog I need help with is twifan.wordpress.com.

  2. What type do you like?

  3. "The Clique" series are good books. (If you're a girl)

  4. Ishmael

  5. Harry potter!!! :P
    someone needed to say it

  6. chicknamedhermia
    Member

    Mmm Harry Potter!

    K I stole and edited the plot summaries cos I hadn't time to right my own, but they're pretty good reviews of the book. So, try ....

    To Kill a Mockingbird -Harper Lee
    Set in the small Southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the Depression, To Kill a Mockingbird follows three years in the life of 8-year-old Scout Finch, her brother, Jem, and their father, Atticus--three years punctuated by the arrest and eventual trial of a young black man accused of raping a white woman. Jem and Scout befriend a boy named Dill who visits Maycomb to stay with his aunt for the summer. The three children are terrified of, and fascinated with, their neighbor, the reclusive "Boo" Radley. The adults of Maycomb are hesitant to talk about Boo and for many years, few have seen him. Though her story explores big themes, Harper Lee chooses to tell it through the eyes of a child. The result is a tough and tender novel of race, class, justice, and the pain of growing up.

    The Secret History -Donna Tarte
    This well-written first novel attempts to be several things: a psychological suspense thriller, a satire of collegiate mores and popular culture, and a philosophical bildungsroman. Supposedly brilliant students at a posh Vermont school (Bennington in thin disguise) are involved in two murders, one supposedly accidental and one deliberate. The book has many allusions, both literary and classical, but ultimately, it works best as a psychological thriller.

    We Need to Talk bout Kevin -Lionel Shriver
    A number of fictional attempts have been made to portray what might lead a teenager to kill a number of schoolmates or teachers, Columbine style, but Shriver's is the most triumphantly accomplished by far.

    The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield
    Diane Setterfield pays tribute in her debut to Brontë and du Maurier heroines: a plain girl gets wrapped up in a dark, haunted ruin of a house, which guards family secrets that are not hers and that she must discover at her peril. She has rejuvenated the genre with this closely plotted, clever foray into a world of secrets, confused identities, lies, and half-truths as heroine Margaret Lea attempts to write renowned aging author Vida Winter's long-hidden, life story.

    The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald
    A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... And one fine morning--" Gatsby's rise to glory and eventual fall from grace becomes a kind of cautionary tale about the American Dream.

    Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy -Book 1 (the rest weren't as good)-Douglas Adams
    One Thursday lunchtime, the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has already had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the Galaxy is a very strange and startling place.

  7. chicknamedhermia
    Member

    Lol Donna Tarte is actually Donna Tartt ....stupid spelling!

  8. im currently reading Anne Rice: Interview with the vampire and i must say its the best book iv read so far, i love it.

  9. morethananumber
    Member

    The Barcode Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn is a pretty good book. The description of the book is "The bar code tattoo. Everybody's getting it. It will make your life easier, they say. It will hook you in. It will become your identity. But what if you say no? What if you don't want to become a code? For Kayla, this one choice changes everything. She becomes an outcast in her high school. Dangerous things happen to her family. There's no option but to run . . . for her life.Indivuality vs. conformity.. Identity vs. access. Freedom vs. control.The bar code tattoo."

    Anyways, that's a good teen book, it also has a sequel.

    As far as regular books go, I like
    "Look At Me in The Eye: My Life with Asperger's" by John Elder Robison, it's a memoir of a guy who has Asperger's and designed guitars that can explode and stuff for the band KISS. It's best described as "dark humor"

    Another book is "Please Stop Laughing at Me" by Jodee Blanco; also a true story; the lady is successful now but was bullied horribly in school.

  10. The Iliad, Once and Future King, a lot of Michael Crichton's work... Uh... Dang, otherwise drawing a blank but hope those'll help you out a bit man!

  11. darkdaughter11
    Member

    Inkheart by Cornelia Funke:
    Maggie and her father have the gift of reading things and people out of books. they find themselves trapped by the villian named capricorn and his shadow creature. it has a lot of action, and is a very good book.

    you could also try:
    a great and terrible beauty (if ur a girl)
    its about a girl who has magical powers, who is attending a bording school during the victorian era. it has action, romance, and dangerouse creatures.

    If you like vampires, try the house of night novels by p.c cast and kirsten cast. marked, betrayed, chosen, untamed, and hunted. they are awsome. they are about a girl named zoey redbird, who is "marked" by a vampire, which means that she is turning into one also. she goes to the house of night bording school, where she will live and learn untill she either turns into a real vampire, or die. she has many adventures involving villians, magical gifts, a loving goddess, and saving the vampire and human worlds.

    i hope u read and like some of these books.

  12. okay...
    Firefly lane
    sundays at tiffany's
    burned
    impulse
    crank
    glass
    identical
    anything by Gail Carson Levine
    the host ( don't judge based on twilight- it is so different, and way better writing. definitely stephenie's best work!)
    the lovely bones
    harry potter 1-7, minus #6. hated dumbledore dying.
    eclipse
    secret life of bees
    evermore
    dreamland
    elsewhere
    and a bajillion others that i can't remember.

  13. Lawl, I already posted this on my ex-account, so I'll just redo it! The Iliad, Once and Future King, a lot of Michael Crichton's work, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings too, the Hobbit also... Hm... You can't really go wrong in terms of books usually

  14. oh yeah! i forgot lotr and the hobbit! and the grimm fairytales, and tuck everlasting ( first book that ever made me cry. read it in fourth grade.)

  15. The Phantom Tollbooth
    Time For Andrew
    Loch
    Empyrean: The Epic of Raiden

    Lol, kids stories mostly, except for the last one which I wrote. My only blog is about the first book.

    Mangas! I love adventure and comedy stories. Good stories with awesome plots. Not so much epic adventures, but they're ok since they're very creative. Harry Potter was good, but I'm intimidated by big books, lol, they have long words and even longer descriptions, lol.

  16. Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh

  17. I do agree; Mangas are actually good! The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Tokyo Mew Mew, Tokyo Mew Mew A'La Mode are all good!

  18. I like.... Arther

  19. Hm...never heard of those, but the name Haruhi rings a bell. I'll have to check those out. BTW, you are everywhere!

  20. I love Harry Potter, Maximum Ride, Inkheart, Enders game... I don't rememeber them all right now! I'm too tired for this

  21. Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All - clocking in at over 1,000 pages, it's a very interesting page-turner. It was wonderful.

  22. I love Ann Patchet for her style and story plots. My favorite is Bel Canto.

  23. i also liked the Immortal series, even though no one will get me the new one and i'm broke! *sad, depressed pouty face*

  24. twifan,
    you didn't mention what grade you're in/how old you are, but do yourself a favor and read as many of the "moldy oldies" as you can. "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Great Gatsby" were mentioned above - those are MUST reads. Also, authors like Flannery O'Connor and Ray Bradbury have some great short story collections that are absolutely riveting and help you figure out what kind of literature you're interested in. Above all, just read read read!!!

  25. yea readin makes ya smarter

  26. dacodachasesspoons
    Member

    The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
    Breakfast of Champions & Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
    Fight Club & Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk
    Doing It by Melvin Burgess
    The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
    Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

  27. @dacodachasesspoons-Maybe just me but I'd say that Lullaby is a great Palahniuk book

  28. I remember reading a book for summer vacation for 5/6th grade
    Time For Andrew by Mary Dawning Hahn. It really got to my heart
    :-)

    When he goes to spend the summer with his great aunt in the family's old house, eleven year old house,Drew is drawn eighty years into the past to trade places with
    his great-great-uncle who is dying of dipththeria.

  29. whoops sorry for the error! drat computer
    what i ment to say was;
    In the family's old house, 11 year old Drew...

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