September 2012 Blog Posts (372)

Someone Like You

          The book I read this month of September is called Someone Like You. I’ve recently been addicted to Sarah Dessen books! I read almost all of her books so far. I really like the way she displays the characters in the books she writes. I also love the plots and themes. Although most of them don’t relate to me, I find connections with the characters. Even though it might seem like it’s just the same typical teenage drama plot, they’re magnificent…

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Added by Anuhya Abbaraju on September 30, 2012 at 11:30pm — 9 Comments

World War Z

                We all know about war. The immeense costs, the damages, the lives lost, and most importantly the memories of those who survived it all. We have heard the story of the survivors, how they survived the trenches of WWI, or the guerilla warfare of WWII. The human aspect, that’s what makes those stories so emotionally moving, and yet so realistically terrifying at the same time. Now, take the human aspects of…

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Added by Ryan Klarner on September 30, 2012 at 11:06pm — 7 Comments

The Kite Runner

            I had never heard of the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini until the day I asked my mom if she knew of any entertaining books that I can read, and she handed this book to me. For the first few days that I was reading it, I was wondering what my mom saw in this book. To me it seemed like there was no plot to the story and I was bored…

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Added by Robert Giagnorio on September 30, 2012 at 11:04pm — 8 Comments

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

   

    For my September reading blog post I will be talking about a new book I just finished, called Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children. The book starts off introducing Jacob, the main character, and his grandpa Abe. His grandpa would tell Jacob stories about an orphanage somewhere in Wales and all the peculiars that lived there too. He would tell him stories of the peculiars performing unhuman-like things, almost like they had superpowers.…

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Added by Hazel Lee on September 30, 2012 at 10:30pm — 7 Comments

Monthly Blog Post for September: The Giver

 

The Giver

By: Lois…

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Added by Alexandria Pagones on September 30, 2012 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

Impulse - September Book Blog Post

          Some books are written in some pretty wild forms, but I am not sure if I have seen one as crazy and interesting as the one I just recently read. Over the course of September, I read the novel Impulseby Ellen Hopkins. This book was a very unique type of book for many reasons and I believe that all teens should read this book for the issues it presents. For the most…

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Added by James Mullen on September 30, 2012 at 10:10pm — 3 Comments

Are You an Overachiever?

“It’s that idea of packaging and coaching, students trying so hard to make themselves stand out — we’re not able to see how they really are. There are no life experiences that would get you into Stanford. It’s not what you’ve done; it’s how you’ve experienced whatever has happened to you.”-   Stanford Admissions Officer

Scoring a perfect 2400 on the SAT. Winning first place in a national debate…

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Added by Soumyaa Mazumder on September 30, 2012 at 10:00pm — 13 Comments

Which faction will you choose?

       Throughout the month of September, I read the book Divergent by Veronica Roth. It is a fiction and adventure book. This book takes place in a dystopian Chicago in the future. Society is divided into five factions. Each one is dedicated to cultivate to a specific virtue; Candor (Honesty), Abnegation (Selflessness), Dauntless (Bravery), Amity (Peace), and Erudite (Intelligence). On an appointed day of every year, all 16-year-olds must select the faction which…

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Added by Rucha Patel on September 30, 2012 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

September Book Blog Post

For my September book blog post I decided to read If I Stay by Gayle Forman.  This book discusses the choices that a teenager, Mia, must make.  Either she stays with her boyfriend, or ventures off to follow her dreams of becoming an outstanding cellist.  So at first I think, this is going to be a book about a teenager with difficult decisions to make, but as I continued I found Mia’s life turn…

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Added by Kayla H on September 30, 2012 at 9:54pm — 3 Comments

I Am Number Four...

During the fabulous month of September I reread the book I am Number Four by the mysterious and genius Pittacus Lore. Way back when I first read this novel in eighth grade and I was completely absorbed with the whole cheesy romantic…

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Added by Reilly Siepka on September 30, 2012 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

Who Could Watch The Watchman?

Despite what many have come to believe, the graphic novel Watchmen isn't about superheros, it's about people. People who have been abused, disregarded, abandoned and those who did it to them. The ones for which corruption was unavoidable. This story can easily be seen from both sides. 1985, a time where fears of nuclear war were abundant and trust was scarce. The vigilantes struggle with their identities in an era where they are unneeded, a version of a hero that everybody can…

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Added by Jessica Peterson on September 30, 2012 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Eragon

     Eragon is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle written by Christopher Paolini.  Paolini began writing when he was 15 years old. Eragon takes place in a continent called Alagaësia.  Eragon is out hunting one day when he hears an explosion.  When he goes to see what it is, he finds a blue rock,…

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Added by Derek C. on September 30, 2012 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Survival is All they Do

          Three people... all of them have a number, and all of them are trying to stay hidden from their biggest threat... THE MOGS. Mogs is short for mogadorians who are essentially an evil force who is trying to take over the Earth , and these three kids are part of a group that are…

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Added by Brinda Dollu on September 30, 2012 at 8:17pm — 12 Comments

The Fault In Our Stars

              Can you imagine living each day knowing that you might not wake up tomorrow? Every day was like this for Hazel Grace Lancaster in The Fault in Our Stars. Hazel is a sixteen year old girl with terminal cancer. She is depressed with the thought that she is dying and she won't talk to anyone. To please her mom, she decides to join a support group for children with cancer. At first Hazel finds the support group boring and she would rather be at home watching television,…

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Added by Katelyn Escobar on September 30, 2012 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Ender's Story Continued

My monthly reading book for this month, Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card,is part of the Ender series, the same series one of my summer reading books was in. Like The Speaker For the Dead, Children of the Mind was an amazing book. But this book was also much more confusing with many different…

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Added by Patrick Chen on September 30, 2012 at 7:41pm — 2 Comments

Those Crazy Teenage Years (Love & Leftovers)

     Our teenage years are years designed for the specific purpose of making some very bad choices- or that's what it can seem like, sometimes. Make a best friend, lose a best friend; date, break up, get back together; meet someone new, find out eh aren't who you thought they were; have very public fights, then give silent apologies. Love & Leftovers, a novel written in verse, is about these crazy teenage times, with a few more goofy twists thrown in.…

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Added by Amy R. on September 30, 2012 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Blindness

Over the past month, I have read a couple books, but my favorite book by far was Jose Saramago's Blindness. One of the most interesting aspects of this story was the fact that it was written in Portuguese. It also had no formal dialogue in quotations, and none of the characters are given names. These three oddities made the book very interesting to read, and really kept the pages turning!

     The b…

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Added by John Komoll on September 30, 2012 at 7:28pm — 2 Comments

"My Life Next Door" by Huntley Fitzpatrick Review

 

 Samantha Reed always has a perfectly clean house, lots of money, and does great in school. For years she has sat out on her balcony watching her neighbors, the Garretts, go about their lives. They are loud, messy, and have lots of children, the opposite of the Reeds. Sam would sometimes dream about what it would be like over there. One summer night, Jase Garrett climbs up to talk to her, and they start…

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Added by Kate Vanek on September 30, 2012 at 7:26pm — No Comments

September Book Blog Post

For my September book blog post I chose to read the book Going Bovine by Libba Bray. When I first saw the title I thought...bovine? I knew it had something to do with cattle, so I assumed the book could be about a farm, cattle ranchers, maybe dairy? Nope, this book tells the story of Cameron Smith, a relatively normal teenage guy diagnosed with a deadly case of mad cow disease. In the hospital he meets an angel who sends him on a quest to save the world and find the only doctor who…

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Added by Nicole Degla on September 30, 2012 at 6:36pm — 3 Comments

September Book Blog Post- The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

               Some books are simply magical. They have the power of making someone giggle idiotically in public, change their views on life itself, or sob hysterically. For me, the last one did the trick. But then again, what else is there to expect from Nicholas Sparks? For anyone who has read my Summer Reading Blog Post it’s no surprise that this September I was at it again, reading The Choice by Nicholas Sparks.

               Within the first chapter, Sparks gives readers…

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Added by Bianca Reyes on September 30, 2012 at 6:11pm — 1 Comment

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