August 2012 Blog Posts (175)

Influentional Books to Learn From

In the beginning of my summer break, I started reading my first summer reading book, with the mind-set that it was a manditory homework assignment. While reading my first book, Thirteen Reasons Why, something unexpected happened. I couldn't let the book out of my hands, and I started getting really personal with the story. I enjoyed reading…

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Added by Young Sun Lee on August 31, 2012 at 11:59pm — 2 Comments

Summer Reading: The Hunger Games

   Have you ever read a book and absolutely loved it, went to tell someone about it, and realized your description sounded completely dumb? I've come across this problem a lot. If you really think about it, the plot can be ridiculous, and the book still good. For example, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. A girl living in a futuristic world gets sent to an "arena" where 24 teenagers fight to the death. I don't know about you, but that doesn't sound like a great book to me, so why…

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Added by Elizabeth Chick on August 31, 2012 at 11:13pm — No Comments

BEFORE I DIE, I hope THE FUTURE OF US is a LUCKY ONE.

I spent my summer reading books that all had a common theme of living life to the fullest and living in the moment without dwelling on the past or even the future. Whether that is a coincidence or not, I truly enjoyed all of my books. The themes and situations have taught me many lessons.

I’ve never been more thankful of a book…

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Added by Miya Konishi on August 31, 2012 at 11:10pm — 4 Comments

Summer Reading: Dull and Dreaded or Thrilling and Desired?

 It's the end of freshman year; school is getting out in less than a week. All is going well until one seemingly harmless day, you walk into English and, oh no, there's a Summer Reading assignment paper in your face, begging you to pick your poisons.  

     Every year students dread Summer Reading, viewing it as just something to remember to waste their time on that upcoming summer vacation. A pit of dread and despair forms in the stomachs of those who…

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Added by Tara Nenninger on August 31, 2012 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Soup for The Bookaholic Soul(:

                            Nothing says summer better than reading a good book, while relaxing on a lake. The best books are the ones that make you feel something; the ones that move you. Personally, I read quite a few books like this over the summer, but my favorite was Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult.…

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Added by Kelly Christensen on August 31, 2012 at 10:38pm — 5 Comments

Summer Reading- A Fantastical Adventure

As the school year draws to a close, many students who smell the sweet freedom of summer break also notice the taint in that smell-summer reading. Depending on the student, this taint may be that of aromatic, fragrant spice-making the smell all the more interesting and wholesome; or it may be that of rotten eggs sweltering in the heat of the sun at noon-making the smell something to run far, far away from.…

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Added by Ramish Zaidi on August 31, 2012 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

An Unexpected Journey

It all begins with "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit."  

 

J.R.R.…

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Added by David Pisanski on August 31, 2012 at 10:20pm — 1 Comment

For centuries books have been a gateway to an endless expanse of knowledge and wonder. But books, to their core, are simply ideas, thoughts expressed via ink on paper. I once thought you could never …



For centuries books have been a gateway to an endless expanse of knowledge and wonder. But books, to their core, are simply ideas, thoughts expressed via ink on paper. I once thought you could never kill an idea, a man could, if he so chooses, record his own ideals and opinions in the form of literature. This gives man a freedom like no other, to be able to openly share his thoughts with others and to be able to physically hold said thoughts in his hands. This immortalizes a man even…

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Added by Jacob Johnson on August 31, 2012 at 10:18pm — No Comments

Three Books and One Summer

                I tried to read a variety of books this summer. My selections included a mystery, a nonfiction novel, and a fantasy. All three were unique and certainly worth the read.

            The first book I read was Wicked by Sara Shepard. This was the fifth book in the Pretty Little Liars series, and the girls have gotten rid of “A”. Just as they were getting close to being back to their normal lives, it starts all over again. Someone is still watching them and…

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Added by Leah Fagerson on August 31, 2012 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Getting Lost in a Book...

        Throughout this summer I have read several books, I believe that the best way to spend an uneventful day is to lose yourself within the pages of a good book. The three summer reading books that I chose to read were definitely some of my favorites this summer. They include The Running Dream by Van Draanen, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, and…

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Added by Lindsay Obeso on August 31, 2012 at 9:14pm — 1 Comment

Summer Reading Book Review

Of the three books that I read this summer, I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed all of them.  However, like with all books, they each had some good qualities and some bad. It’s difficult to pick a favorite out of the group as they are all so unique and different from one another. Instead, here’s a rundown on some of the good and bad in each book that I read.

                Book Thief Markus Zusak – Set in Nazi Germany, this is…

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Added by Erik Zillner on August 31, 2012 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Summer Reading Blog

       Over the summer, I read three very different but captivating books.  The first book I read  was Into the wild by Jon Krakauer. The story was very thrilling, and presented a new outlook on life. Throughout the book, the main character must go through hardships and tough times just to survive on his own. Along the way he makes new friends who help him on his journey. Although he loves to be alone traveling to different parts of America, his ignorance of how…

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Added by Nico Colletier on August 31, 2012 at 8:50pm — 5 Comments

Abby's Summer Reading Reactions

       One of the books I read this summer was entitled Insurgent by Veronica Roth. It is the sequel to Divergent, and is set in a futuristic Chicago where a teenage girl must do what is right and stand up against the corrupt government. I think many teenagers today can relate to this book in some way. The main character, Tris, thinks for herself and isn't swayed by anyone's opinion. When we are teenagers, we begin to think for ourselves and believe what we want to…

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Added by Abby Peterson on August 31, 2012 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Summer Reading

This summer was the first time Fremd let students pick their own summer reading book. I wanted to pick a good book that I would enjoy and that I would want to recommend to others. I chose to read The Glass Castle, which is an autobiography written by Jeannette Walls. This book, as written on the…

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Added by Eleni Langas on August 31, 2012 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Summer Reading FUN!!!

Summer! It should stand for Submerged into Universal Memories and Moments while ENJOYING READING! Honestly, I know it’s not fun to pick reading over something else but it’s like watching a movie. The books I read this summer engulfed you into the characters thoughts and feelings. My favorite out of the three would have to be The Fault in Our Stars. If you read the outer cover it would sound like a stereotypical teenage cancer patient trying to deal with her illness and fighting her teenage…

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Added by Amanda Wood on August 31, 2012 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Mysteries Under the Sun

Three of the books I read this summer included: Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, and Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie. Here is a little something about them.

 

The first book I mentioned was Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie. Don’t judge this book by its title, it’s not the sweet little nursery rhyme instead it’s a murder mystery.  Agatha Christie was a best-selling author and…

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Added by Palak Tripathi on August 31, 2012 at 7:50pm — No Comments

From Sci-Fi to Coming-of-Age: Summer Reading 2012

This summer I selected and read three exceptionally different novels from various genres, ranging from a realistic-fiction story about coming-of-age to a science-fiction dystopian novel. Although the covers and plots profoundly different, each book conveys similar themes. 

The first of the three novels I read was Paper Towns by John Green. I read this novel towards the beginning of my…

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Added by Jenna Chin on August 31, 2012 at 7:19pm — 3 Comments

Everyone is living their own hunger game inside them-summer reading book 2012

When you absolutely have to read a book for school it can drag, but the book I read, The Hunger Games, was just the opposite. There are twelve districts and each one has to send a boy and a girl tribute to fight to the death in remembrance of how the world fell and came to these twelve districts. So Katniss, the main character, struggles to make it to the end. It’s a story about fighting for your life and struggling to stay alive. I think The Hunger Games is just like real…

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Added by Alexandra Machuca on August 31, 2012 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Summer Reading 2012

I read several good books this summer and discovered three that I consider exceptionally good.  The Dead by Charles  H

igson is the second book in his gripping series The Enemy.  This chilling installment follows the main character, Jack, and his teenage friends as they travel to the Thames River in south London, England.  But the London they are traveling through is nothing like it is today.  Civilization is in complete chaos after a devastating disease swept through…

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Added by Gavin McCarty on August 31, 2012 at 6:09pm — 7 Comments

The Ring of Power

As summer begins all kids get to relax and have fun.  Some go to the pool, some go to theme parks, and some go off to different states for vacation.  The sky's the limit to what a kid can do during their summer break, but most kids have to deal with summer reading books.  Which depending on the book it could be fun and exciting and it can also be horrible and a waste of time.  As for me the books i choose were worth every second I spent on them.

 

The first book that I read was…

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Added by Luke Kosacz on August 31, 2012 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

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