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Cassia's Questioning of the World in Matched, a Book by Ally Condie
The Beginning of a Better World? “Matching Department –  goal:  to provide the healthiest possible future citizens for our Society, and to provide the best chances for interested citizens to experience successful Family Life.  It is of the utmost importance to the Society that the Matches be as optimal as possible. “ C...
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The Hero's Journey in S.E. Hinton's Novel The Outsiders
In the novel The Outsiders by SE. Hinton, Ponyboy discovers that Greasers and Socs are not as stereotypical as the Greasers think, and that each are unique people with varied interests. The heroes’ journey is a framework upon which all stories dating back to Greek mythology follow, and the main character(s) embark upon. Thi...
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Single White Male: Normality in Girls Like Us by Gail Giles
Single White Male: Normality in Girls Like Us The fate of normality is perpetually in question. The novel Girls Like Us, by Gail Giles, attempts to address the issue of normality and finds that normal people are white males. As the representation of minority groups in the media continues to increase, the line between norma...
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A Review of The Giver, a Novel by Lois Lowry
Removing Societies Blindfold: The Giver More than 10 million copies of the 1994 Newberry Medal winning book The Giver have been sold, which raises the question of why it is so popular. I, myself, read the book in middle school English and immediately fell in love with the work. I have always been fascinated by utopian soci...
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Lowry's The Giver and Davidson's My Mother's Case od Dementia: Ignorance Is Bliss
If a girl likes chocolate cake yet monitors her calorie intake very
closely, she would be happier not knowing the fact that a whole cake is
about 3,000 calories. Someone telling her that the thing she loves has a
lot of calories would make her unhappy as she would worry about it. This
real life example shows that ignorance...
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A Summary of Rush by Jonathan Friesen
Jake is a daredevil who feels the constant need for an adrenaline rush, without it he feels confused, clouded, he can't think straight, it's all for the rush and all of his reckless stunts have made him infamous in his town; he's hurt other people and gotten himself expelled. When he feels like his life is slowly falling ap...
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The Admirable Qualities of Melinda Sordino in Speak, a Book by Laurie Halse Anderson
Have you ever pondered about what qualities a person needs in order to be admirable? Melinda Sordino is an admirable and inspirational character in the book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, who has three exceptional qualities. These qualities are courage, honesty, and perseverance. These qualities are admirable because, with...
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The Lessons I Learned in Small Steps, a Book by Louis Sachar
The impacts of reading on my life know no bounds. Everything that I have ever read, created the human being that types before you today. The endless worlds that exist in the simple bindings of books has always amazed me beyond belief. In my middle school days I was reading several thousand pages a week. I never stopped read...
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An Analysis of the Themes in Divergence, a Novel by Veronica Roth
Political science can be a complicated, multifaceted area of study with hard to grasp concepts. However, analyzing popular fiction can make learning this discipline far easier. Most fiction novels contain elements of political structure which, when analyzed, make learning political processes far easier. Such a process can b...
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A Comprehensive Analysis of Go Ask Alice, a Novel by Beatrice Sparks
Alice begins as a typical high school teenager whose insecurities about physical appearance, parents, and social status is quite common. Although her death was just one of the many of that year, the reason for her shortcoming drove this point home. However, Alice conceals her feelings and emotions within her diary. She seek...
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