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PostSubject: Recent Reads   Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:15 pm

For all the people that like to read, you can type the names of books that you've read recently here. You can also give a summary (without giving away the ending please Razz) and recommend the one's you like if you want.

I've read:
"Go Ask Alice" by Anonymous- This book is about a 15 year old girl that was slipped a drug in her drink while playing a dangerous party game. After her first experience with drugs, her life goes in a downward spiral and she becomes an addict... don't wanna say anything else before I ruin it for you. It's supposed to be a true story but I did my research online to see if it really was and I don't think it is. The story is really sad though and shocking at certain parts.

and I read "Hannibal Rising" by Thomas Harris. It's by the author of Silence of the Lambs, and it's the first of four parts (I'm not sure but I think that silence of the lambs is the third part).
^ I wanna see the movie for that one.

Right now I'm reading
"The Night Trilogy" by Elie Weisel which is about the Holocaust (and the author was a holocaust survivor). The book is based on his experiences during the holocaust and in different concentration camps.

I haven't finished yet but it's really sad and it's painful to think that he, along with many other people, went through this. The cruelty that people are capable of is crazy Sad.
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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:50 pm

omg i love those books by Elie Weisel. the first i read was "Night" in Junior High. I met him a while back and you know sometimes when i think about the holocaust i still cant believe it. eleven million people died. wow..thats all i have to say.
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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:16 pm

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omg i love those books by Elie Weisel. the first i read was "Night" in Junior High. I met him a while back and you know sometimes when i think about the holocaust i still cant believe it. eleven million people died. wow..thats all i have to say.

Yea, I can't believe it either, it's crazy. Wow, that's so cool that you met him.

I'm reading Night right now, almost done with it. The trilogy has Night, Dawn and The Accident.
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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:36 pm

yupp i went to the University of Boston with my brother to meet him. he was telling us about his experiences in the Holocaust and he had tears in his eyes. he's a really strong man i must say. Speaking of the Holocaust recently one of the victims diary was handed over by her friend to some profesors. the girl was in her teens at the time of the Holocaust and she wrote about what the torture she went through each day.she didnt survive the holocaust . i will try to find the article and post a link to it.
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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:50 pm

I have alot of favourite books that i enjoy but some that I can read over and over and never get tired of are:

Secret Window----- Stephen King

Nightmares and Dreamscapes-----Stephen King

The Prince ------ Niccolo Machiavelli

To Kill a Mocking Bird----- Harper Lee

Wuthering Heights----Bronte

The Da Vinci Code----- Dan Brown (undoubtedly one of the best authors around)

Angels & Demons-----Dan Brown

Satanic Verses----Salman Rushdie

A Time to Kill-----John Grisham

A Brighter Sun ----- Sam Selvon

I am also a very very huge fan of William Shakespeare and have read most of his work and JK Rowling with her Harry Potter Series, love them
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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:21 pm

Flame Angel..it's nice to see you're taking an interest in history by reading up on Elie Wiesel's novels, you really dont find youngsters interested in what happened during the holocaust out of their history class. I think by reading the survivor's personal experiences and by listening to them speak about what they experienced is the closest we'll ever come to to experiencing the holocaust ourselves.
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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:23 pm

Like Ammelia said, Elie Wiesel is indeed a strong man. Kudos to him for starting a new life and climbing to the top after he had to live through such a tragedy.
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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:02 am

ballinyouth88 wrote:
Flame Angel..it's nice to see you're taking an interest in history by reading up on Elie Wiesel's novels, you really dont find youngsters interested in what happened during the holocaust out of their history class. I think by reading the survivor's personal experiences and by listening to them speak about what they experienced is the closest we'll ever come to to experiencing the holocaust ourselves.

Yea, I know. I remembered my cousin talking about the book and she said it was good. She told me about it and it sounded interesting so when I came across it in the library I had to borrow it.

I agree with you, his strength is extraordinary. As painful as those books are to read, we can never know the pain they felt.

Asho, out of all the books you listed, I've only read Wuthering Heights. They sound pretty interesting though so I'll try to read some of them.
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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:04 am

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yupp i went to the University of Boston with my brother to meet him. he was telling us about his experiences in the Holocaust and he had tears in his eyes. he's a really strong man i must say. Speaking of the Holocaust recently one of the victims diary was handed over by her friend to some profesors. the girl was in her teens at the time of the Holocaust and she wrote about what the torture she went through each day.she didnt survive the holocaust . i will try to find the article and post a link to it.

That's cool.

Sounds interesting. Hopefully you find the link.
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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:25 pm

flame angel likes evryones messages :d
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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:28 pm

uh huh

does text books and work reports count???????
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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:30 pm

hmmm thats a god question should ask her that :d
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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:34 pm

lolzz...

To Kill a Mocking Bird----- Harper Lee

That book is quite interesting, I enjoyed reading it.

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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:45 pm

lol william shakespear complete works.
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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:49 pm

lolzz.yeah...

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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:10 pm

yeh shakespere works nice
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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:42 am

angel_gurl wrote:
uh huh

does text books and work reports count???????

Hey... if that's what you read and you liked it then yea lol... although I was really going for novels.
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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:01 pm

lol no didnt like em. i guess is because i had to write over 2 and they had like ove 100 pages so no didnt have fun lolzzz
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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:56 pm

oh that sucks... lol well this thread is mostly for posting books that you read that you like so maybe if you find it interesting, other people might wanna read it too.

Don't wanna be puttin people to sleep with this post... but then again I probably am because a lot of people hardly read these days anyway... unless it's reading their e-mail lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:54 am

but im not a reader i hate reading
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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:05 am

I read:

Treacherous Love by Anonymous (edited by Beatrice Sparks, the editor of Go Ask Alice). This one's about a 14-year-old that got taken advantage of by her teacher. It's her diary entries.

Annie's Baby by Anonymous (also edited by Beatrice Sparks). This one's about a 14-year-old that got raped and pregnant. It's also the girl's diary entries.

Oh and I take back what I said about "Go Ask Alice". I think it really was the girl's diary entries as well, I guess the thing I read that made me think differently was misinformed.
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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Sat Jul 14, 2007 8:05 am

Interesting....if I did get to go out I would go yo the library but I don't...those books sound really interesting tho...

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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:18 am

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Interesting....if I did get to go out I would go yo the library but I don't...those books sound really interesting tho...

awww. Yea they are interesting. They're a lot more complicated than the little sentence summaries I gave up there. Like in Treacherous Love, the teacher told her whatever she wanted to hear and she believed him and fell in love with him.

In Annie's baby, she liked the guy that raped her but he was violent to her and he didn't respect her. Still she liked him so much that she went back to him and did whatever he wanted her to do.

I'm halfway through reading another one called "It Happened to Nancy" also by anonymous and edited by Beatrice Sparks. It's about a 14-year-old girl that liked this guy that was 18 but he date raped her and left. Then she starts feeling weak and stuff and she finds out that she got AIDS from the guy. She died from it but she decided she wanted to share her diary with other people so she can help them Sad

After I finish that one I have one more to go. There was another one too but I searched for it and I guess the library doesn't have it (about a girl that was struggling with anorexia).

They're pretty depressing but if I ever have a child, when the time is right I wanna have them read them so they know what could happen and hopefully they learn something from the books.
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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:12 pm

Aww...so depressing. I really gotta to stand up to my father now and start going to the library cuz I want to know too.

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PostSubject: Re: Recent Reads   Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:06 pm

wow beverly goin to the library...wat a miracle.........
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