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City of Saints and Thieves, and it's Slightly Childish Comparison to Pocahontas



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While reading City of Saints and Thieves, I, admittedly, thought about putting the book down more than I should have. It is quite slow moving and cliche, but certain parts of the book I found interesting when isolated and taken out of the context of the story. A lot of Tiny Girl’s story can be compared to an extreme version of a struggle a lot of people face. The differences she finds within…

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Added by Cameryn Peknik on May 19, 2017 at 11:07pm — No Comments

No, He Can't Read My Poker Face

“You must control your emotions. You must control your feelings. If there is any fear or insecurity, you must destroy it before it destroys you. It is not the size or the strength of your opponent that matters. These can be measured. It’s what cannot be measured . . . courage, determination . . . that count.”

- Yassen Gregorovich, Russian…

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Added by Joey Gaulin on May 19, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Play it Safe or Risky?

In Shuffle, Repeat, by Jen Klein, June is desperate and excited to exit the halls of high school and enter the real world by senior year. After her on again, off again, romance with her boyfriend who she nicknames Itch and dealing with plastic people who go to her school, she can’t wait to finally leave start over with brand new people. However on the other hand, Oliver Flagg, the high school's golden boy, wants to savor every moment of…

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Added by Rachel Wu on May 19, 2017 at 10:56pm — No Comments

KING KONG LOVES ECONOMICS

The book Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner has a lot of quotes that deal a lot about people's behavior and morality since it is a book about economics.The quote that I have chosen is  "The problem with crack dealing is the same as in every other glamour profession: a lot of people are competing for a very few prizes. Earning big money in the crack gang wasn’t much more likely than the Wisconsin farm girl becoming a movie star or the high-school quarterback…

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Added by Somto Agboifoh on May 19, 2017 at 10:47pm — No Comments

Stitch's Ohana means family in "Fake ID" by Lavar Giles



Dear Tony,

I have not abandoned YOU. I cannot say the same for Nick, or Steve, or Logan, or Tyler. This life of ours isn’t living. It’s masquerading. A never-ending ball where no one’s our friend and we can’t step outside for cool air no matter how bad we want to. Safety has cost us everything, and I no longer care to be ‘protected’.

I wanted to take you…

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Added by Josh Bennett on May 19, 2017 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Trust Your Gut

Thomas Han

E108 - 3rd Hour

5/19/17

Q4 - IR Blog

Trust Your Gut

 

So tell me what mortal needs my protection, Great Ancestor. You just say the word and I'm there” (Mulan,…

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Added by Tom Han on May 19, 2017 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Love Can Make Us Such Fools

By Emily Barker

“She moved to pinch me again but I blocked her hand. I'm no expert on girls, but when one tries to pinch you four times, I'm pretty sure that's flirting.”

― Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

 

The relationship between Chip and Joanna, and Jacob and the peculiar children…

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Added by Emily Barker on May 19, 2017 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Please Let Me In... No.

In 1q84 by Haruki Murakami, the story revolves around parallel universes. The main characters go through series of questionable events, and they end up questioning almost everything that they do.The idea of the book is based on the nonsense that is shown throughout the novel. One juxtaposition that is constant throughout the novel is the juxtaposition of the ordinary inside the extraordinary. The regular with the abnormal. “Using the food still left in the refrigerator, she made…

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Added by Joohee H on May 19, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Power of Friendship

“Two cops questioned me… He…

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Added by Ananya Singh on May 19, 2017 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Slaughterhouse 90210

Andrew Son

Slaughterhouse 90210

5/19/20





 

Am I really going to do this? Well, yeah. What other choice do you have?”  (Lyga 101).

 

In The Walking Dead, Glenn and Noah find themselves trapped in a…

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Added by Andrew Son on May 19, 2017 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Bass Over Treble

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Added by Lucy Jiang on May 19, 2017 at 10:03pm — No Comments

How twentieth century wizards and nineteenth century naval officers overlap in the meaning of home

(Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

"The last few hours were certainly very painful...but when pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure. One does…

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Added by Alice C on May 19, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Truth is beyond the Eyes

 

Your eyes see the truth, and your ears hear the truth but if no one but you believes in the truth then did it really happen or was it just imagination? The book The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware is about a girl named Lo Blackwood, a travel journalist, who gets an once in a lifetime opportunity to go on a luxury cruise to boost her career. Lo, a strong independent woman takes this opportunity to create a better position…

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Added by Sanjana Gorre on May 19, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Confronting your Problems

Everybody has their own unique and different problems, but the difference lies in how a person handles their problems or…

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Added by Ani K on May 19, 2017 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Friendship is what keeps you going

 

“Which is why it pays to pretend you’re just like everyone else, even if you've always known you’re different. It’s your own fault, I told myself then- my fault I can’t be normal, my fault I can’t be like Romer or Ryan or Charlie or the…

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Added by Dylan Cardoza on May 19, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The Upside of Taking Flight

I’d like to give off the impression that I’m a deep and cynical person (well, relatively deep, and cordially cynical, given my age,) but that’s rather hard to do when you’ve got a book and TV show that’s actually the media equivalent to- well- vanilla frosting. The kind that comes in a can, flavored radioactive blue and covered with sprinkles, that you eat straight out with a spoon when you have a bad day. But this what happens when one puts off a…

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Added by Cindy on May 19, 2017 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Friendship Heals

“‘Yeah, but broken isn't the same as unfixable’” (Meyer 472).

 

     Greetings, Lunar Chronicles lovers and fandom friends! For those of you not familiar with the fantastic series…

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Added by Denise Carlson on May 19, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Innocent Evil

 

Innocent Evil

 

 

“Your demons are always with you,...Don't you understand that by now? Always with you, impossible to escape. But you never can guess how they might manifest themselves. Be wary, my children” (Dashner 326).

 

Jordan…

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Added by Justin Chang on May 19, 2017 at 8:17pm — No Comments

“A Thoughtful Connection of Little Brother by Cory Doctorow and Arrow Usaid Mazhar- The Fremd English Ning- 4.10.2017

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-TV Show Arrow Reference

 

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“She'd told me what my path was to freedom to the world, to my parents ­­ and that had given me hope. Now she'd threatened to send me away, to take me off that path, and my hope…

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Added by Usaid Mazhar on May 19, 2017 at 8:16pm — No Comments

“places, everyone”

“And I can say goodbye to you smilin’/I found my island/I been on it this whole time/I’m home! (Miranda, In The Heights, “Finale”)

 

Yes, that is a screenshot from The Bee…

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Added by Ayushi Tripathi on May 19, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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