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The Time Capsule by: Lurlene McDaniel

Discussion by: 17marukyann on Fri, 2013-04-26 10:25 with 0 comments

This week I finished the book The Time Capsule by: Lurlene McDaniel, with 224 pages. This book is about a set of twins, Adam and Alexis, who, as seniors in high school, have just been invited to a reunion to open a time capsule created in kindergarten. Back then, Alexis wanted to help others, while Adam dreamed of becoming a fireman. But Adam's first bout of leukemia at age eleven splintered the family that rallied around him, and their parents now spend more time at work than at home.

17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma

Discussion by: 17marukyann on Wed, 2013-04-24 10:35 with 0 comments
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I am abandoning the book 17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma. I read until page 67, and then stopped reading for many reasons. The author's writing style is very unclear, and you have to read a sentence over and over again to understand what the author is trying to say. There was a couple of times where I found myself, reading the same over and over again because everything was so confusing. Also, the author tells the story in a very dramatic way, she emphasizes the same point again and again.

Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

Discussion by: 17marukyann on Thu, 2013-04-04 10:37 with 0 comments

This week I finished the book Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza, with 470 pages. This book was about a girl names Mila who lived with her mother in a small Minnesota town (Clearwater), when she discovered that her whole life was a lie. She was never supposed to find out her true identity, and she was never ever meant to find out about her past. But she did, and she learned that she was built in a computer science lab by her mother, who was actually the scientist who was behind creating Mila.

Perfect Escape By: Jennifer Brown

Discussion by: 17marukyann on Fri, 2013-03-22 21:00 with 0 comments

"For three years he'd been scrabbling at the sides of that hole - sometimes coming oh-so-close to getting out - but he always fell back in. It was like watching someone you love be buried alive. (pg 33)

Perfect Escape by: Jennifer Brown

Discussion by: 17marukyann on Sat, 2013-03-09 15:26 with 0 comments

This week I read 296 pages of "Perfect Escape" by Jennifer Brown.

Candor By Pam Bachorz

Discussion by: 17marukyann on Mon, 2013-03-04 11:37 with 0 comments

This week I finished the book "Candor" by Pam Bachorz. I really enjoyed this book because it was a science fiction genre. Candor is taken place in Candor, Florida (which is a real place). In Candor, everything is perfect, teenagers respect their parents, they do all their chores, and enjoy doing their homework, and never do they break any rules. You might ask: How is this possible? Well the answer is, everyone is controlled by subliminal messages that the creator of the town invented. These messages brainwash people in to doing whatever the messages tell them to do.

The Color of Water by James McBride

Discussion by: 17marukyann on Wed, 2013-02-20 11:37 with 1 comments

This week I finished the book “The Color of Water” by James McBride. It was 291 pages long. This book was a biography, which was written by James McBride as a tribute to his white mother (Ruth Jordan). I really enjoyed reading this book because it was a series of stories from both the white mother (Ruth Jordan) and one of her sons (James McBride).

“You don’t need money. What’s money if your mind is empty! Educate your mind! Is this world crazy or am I the crazy one? It’s probably me.” (McBride 33).

After by Amy Efaw

Discussion by: 17marukyann on Mon, 2013-02-11 11:36 with 0 comments

I finished reading the book “After” by Amy Efaw, it was 350 pages long. This book was about Devon Davenport, a 16 year old high school student who had a perfect school life. She was a straight A student, and she was one of the best goalies in her soccer team. But one of the most important things that she didn’t have was a family. Devon could cover up the topic of her family by talking about her school grades, and her soccer career, but she couldn’t do that forever. And it really hurt inside knowing that she couldn’t have a family that supported her, a family that she could rely on.

After by Amy Efaw

Discussion by: 17marukyann on Fri, 2013-02-08 11:24 with 0 comments

I finished reading the book "After" by Amy Efaw. This book taught me a lot of things about the way people work. It taught me about how denial can be so strong that the lies become the truth. It taught me that no matter what you say or do, they all have consequences. I learned that it's not only the so-called 'bad people' who do these types of things, but the perfectly 'normal' and average people. That anyone can fall and that it's important to get back up again. It taught me that panic is fear and vice versa.

What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton

Discussion by: 17marukyann on Tue, 2013-01-15 11:35 with 0 comments
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I finished reading the book "What Happens Next" by Colleen Clayton. I thought that the main character (Cassidy Murphy) dealt with a lot of problems that many teenagers in high school face today. Some of the problems mentioned in the book were emotional problems, eating disorders, family life, and high school. Throughout ththis book the author kept me entertained and hooked on to what happen next. There were a lot of things going in this book, which made it a little hard to keep up. But the author made all the events and characters very interesting which was why I liked this book very much.

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