September 2013 Blog Posts (265)

Jade Green: The Ghost returns

                                                                                            Jade Green By Phyllis Reynolds           This book is a ghost story about a girl named Jade Green living in the Sparrow house, until one ordinary day she kills herself. Before she was in…

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Added by Suzanne Black on September 30, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

September Book Blog Post: The Future of Us

Last week, my English teacher took my entire class to the book fair. I bought one book, The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler, and finished reading it today. The Future of Us is set in 1996. Emma, a high school junior, gets a new computer and her friend Josh, a sophomore, brings her an America Online (AOL) CD-ROM he received in the mail. When they install the software, they find that they can somehow log into something called “Facebook.” Eventually, they realize…

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Added by Kevin Stevens on September 30, 2013 at 11:07pm — 3 Comments

From Heroes to Monsters

This book is the sequel to the book  Rot and Ruin. So this is just a spoiler warning. If you plan to read the first book, don’t read this blog post.

After defeating the bounty hunters under Charlie “Pink-eye” Matthias and The Motor City Hammer, Benny, Nix, Lilah, and Tom are enjoying a brief respite from the craziness of the world that they live in. But their work isn’t finished yet. After sighting a mysterious jet in the sky, Nix and Benny are determined to find the place it…

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Added by Nathan Du on September 30, 2013 at 11:07pm — 1 Comment

The Things You Don't Know

People are well-aware of child abuse and children services today, due to the symptoms of child abuse being relatively obvious. Unfortunately, many cases are looked over because the abuser is discreet with their…

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Added by Angie Peng on September 30, 2013 at 11:00pm — 9 Comments

Hold on Tight, It's a Bumpy Ride!

A couple of months ago, I was informed by my friends that the novel Divergent is a book that cannot be ignored.  At the time, this book had just been published and copies of Divergent were in high demand. Although I agreed to read this novel a couple months ago, I never seemed to find the time to sit down and enjoy this book.  Over the summer, I read bits and pieces of Divergent, but unfortunately, never succeeded in reading the entire novel.  To my surprise,…

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Added by Haley Rosenthal on September 30, 2013 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

September Blog: The City of Thieves

For my September blog post, I decided to write about The City of Thieves.  This book by David Benioff is about his fathers experiences in World War II as a Russian. He is captured for running away from the police and is sent to prison where he thinks they will kill him. Instead of killing him, the commander decides to send him and another man to find a dozen eggs for his daughter's wedding cake. After searching the whole city, they are forced to walk to another town where they…

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Added by Mike Kramer on September 30, 2013 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

From Vibrant to Vulnerable: Tris Prior

Insurgent by Veronica Roth is the second book in the Divergent Series. The background to understanding the series is that it takes place in a dystopian version of Chicago where everyone is divided into factions, (Dauntless, Abnegation, Erudite, Candor, and Amity). The main character Tris Prior is born into Abnegation, a faction that stands by selflessness, but transfers into a Dauntless, a faction that admires bravery. Warning: May contain spoilers!…

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Added by Anusha Thotakura on September 30, 2013 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Wrecked by E. R. Frank

This month, I read the book Wrecked by E. R. Frank.  The story line follows a girl named Anna and the aftermath of her horrible accident.  While driving home from a party, she and her drunk crash their car into another one.  When she wakes up in the hospital, she finds out that her friend is in the…
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Added by Allison Leczycki on September 30, 2013 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

The Boy Raised By Ghosts

 During the wonderful month of September I found the cure to cancer, climbed Mount Everest, and painted a masterpiece, but most importantly, I read The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. The premise of this book focuses on a boy named…

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Added by Isabel Moroney on September 30, 2013 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Missing: Amy Dunne

Imagine. You are a meek, likable, beautiful woman. It is the eve of your fifth wedding anniversary to the man you love and you want to please him by doing something special. You are sitting at home, quietly humming to yourself as you prepare a lobster dinner for your handsome, deserving husband. He walks in the door, carefully treading as to not disturb you. You turn around and instead of receiving a much anticipated anniversary gift, you are greeted with a glittering silver…

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Added by Gabi Arnieri on September 30, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

John Green, A Road Trip, and Nineteen Katherines

After reading…

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Added by Jackie Trujillo on September 30, 2013 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Helm's Deep, the Missing Elves(Nooo!), and Other Different Things

      *WARNING* This blog post contains mild spoilers all throughout that some people may or may not want to know about.

         The Two Towers by J.R.R.…

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Added by Lily Ho on September 30, 2013 at 9:51pm — 3 Comments

First Love

Paper Towns By John Green

 

             A book I wished would go on forever. A real drama that I could see happen to all of us. This was one my first ever books that I read because I truly wanted it. A book which actually felt real to me, a book that maybe…

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Added by Jeremiah Chiang on September 30, 2013 at 9:48pm — 7 Comments

Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Thus Far)

Several weeks ago I began reading the book Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson. I am about halfway through this book and am very satisfied thus far. I decided to pick up this book and begin reading for several reasons. To start the books I have been reading lately have all been in the genre of true crime. I love this genre but was open and ready to try something new. I really enjoy mystery movies and I have never read a mystery book until now. Due to the fact that this book…

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Added by Austin Wonder on September 30, 2013 at 9:32pm — No Comments

The Future is Now: Space, Wars, and Earth

     During the month of September I have amped up my reading considerably. From the thought provoking Ender’s Game to the interesting health points of Wheat Belly, I’ve gotten my fair share of reading this month. Out of all the books I have read; however, none of them could compare to the intriguing science fiction novel The Forever War.

 

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Added by Ethan Violette on September 30, 2013 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

Brad Posdal's Monthly Book Club-September Edition

 



Hello students, teachers, parents, blog enthusiasts, everyone. My name is Brad and the book I read for the month of September was The Firm  by John Grisham.


The Firm contains all the characteristics common in Grisham thrillers, crime, suspense and questionable…

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Added by Brad Posdal on September 30, 2013 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Believing Isn't Seeing

WARNING- This is a spoiler to the book

Piscine Molitor Patel, known to all as Pi, opens the book by telling the interviewer, “I have a story that will make you believe in God.” Throughout the book Pi goes through his endeavors at sea with and interview who hopes to make a book out of his…

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Added by Grace Grzybek on September 30, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The Thoughts On Books By an Angry/Happy Asian Man

          In the entirety of my life, I don't remember once when I enjoyed a book as much as I did this one. The Thin Executioner by Darren Shan was an exceptional read that stimulated all my senses. It was gut wrenching and sometimes the gore described in the book almost made me wanna puke. But, the book always made me come back for more. It was like your favorite piece of candy that you could never get enough of. The book…

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Added by Jong Lee on September 30, 2013 at 9:25pm — 4 Comments

Zombies, Vampires, and Magic

 

 

World War Z by Max Brooks is not your typical action book. This book is a fictional documentation of the “zombie apocalypse”, and the world’s reaction and recovery to the epidemic. There is no main character in this book, but multiple stories told by many different sources. Full of epic action and valiant characters, World War Z is a hard book to put down. I thought Brooks did a very original job in the sense of articulating what a…

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Added by Will Komoll on September 30, 2013 at 9:12pm — 2 Comments

The Monsters Inside Us

             This month, I read A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.  It is about a boy named Conor whose mother is ill with cancer.  Conor is haunted by a recurring “nightmare” that makes him do and think unspeakable things to find out the truth about the thing he fears the most.

           I was originally attracted to this book because of its cover artwork.  It looked mysterious and a little scary and just different.  Most of the teen books that I see in the bookstores…

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Added by Leanna Rice on September 30, 2013 at 8:39pm — 8 Comments

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