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A Review of Divergent, a Young Adult Science Fiction Novel by Veronica Roth
Divergent Divergent, written by Veronica Roth, is a thrilling and captivating science fiction novel for teens that takes readers on a journey with love and suspense that will keep them glued to the pages. In the first book of this trilogy, Roth puts readers in the life of sc. In this society there are five factions, each w...
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The Theme of Cancer in The Fault in Our Stars, a Novel by John Green
Today cancer has become a very important issue in society, people are discussing about it in a lot of different ways. That is why this fatal illness has reached literature in many styles. The greatest work of the best-selling author, John Green, is The Fault in Our Stars. The author discusses cancer from the very first page...
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A Critical Review of The Fault in Our Star, a Novel by John Green
Critical Review John Green’s The Fault in Our Star is a novel about Hazel Grace Lancaster, a seventeen year old girl with thyroid cancer who carries a portable oxygen tank because the cancer has spread to her lungs. She goes to a support group at her mom’s request. At one of the meetings, she meets Augustus Waters, a seven...
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Ponyboy as a Hero in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton is a great book, and I really enjoyed reading it. This is because I learned how different life can be for other people. In the book we saw how people became heroes and how enemies became friends. I also saw how we don’t have to follow the crowd in making decisions like Ponyboy. While reading this...
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Connecting Cultural and Historical Ideas to Panem in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Ancient Rome Historical Connections When reading The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, I was able to connect a few cultural and historical ideas to the main setting; Panem. Coming from the latin expression, “Panem et Circenses,” the word “Panem” means “Bread and Circuses,” a term used to define the techniques used by the R...
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The Commercialism and Consumer Culture in Feed by M.T. Anderson
“When we got off the ship, our feeds were going fugue with all the banners. The hotels were jumping on each other, and there was bumff from like the casinos and mud slides and the gift shops and places where you could rent extra arms. I was trying to talk to Link, but I couldn't because I was getting bannered so hard, and I...
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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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A Review of The Experimenters: Twelve Great Chemists, a Book by Margery Evernden
The first thing I noted about this book was that it was 400 pages. After getting halfway through The Experimenters: Twelve Great Chemists and deciding to start reading this book at the same time I was not too delighted. The first chapter confused me but I knew immediately that it would be at least remotely more interesting...
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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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An Analysis of Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
FOUND I read the book “FOUND” by Margaret Peterson Haddix. It is about an adopted 13 year old named Jonah who starts receiving mysterious letters with no return addresses. His friend Chip starts getting the same letters and finds out that he too is adopted.In order to find out more about his adoption, Jonah’s parents arran...
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Every Action Has Different Consequences in Whirligig, a Novel by Paul Fleischman.
In the book, “Whirligig,” one theme that is clearly portrayed, is that actions have consequences. This can mean several different things, some good, and some bad. This message applies to many instances in the book. It also has a further meaning in real life, not just within the story. The idea that actions have consequences...
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A Comprehensive Review of the Maze Runner, a Book by James Dashner
The book The Maze Runner by James Dashner is an exquisite book that includes a lot of action along with complex secrets that even I as a reader don’t know myself. My experience of this book is hard to describe, as there were moments where I was thrilled by the action and held by suspense, while there were other times where...
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An Analysis of Social Injustice, False Reality, and Intolerance of Defiance in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Suzanne Collin's "The Hunger Games" is a widely-appraised and renowned
young-adult dystopian novel depicting the story of a totalitarian
government by the name of Panem, who every year forces twenty four children
to fight to the death on live television. The novel primarily focuses
around the main protago...
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An Analysis of the Test of the Boys' Love For Their Grandmother in the Short Story Rudolf's Market by Jeanette Parks
“Rudolf’s Market” – Essay “Now hope, faith, and love remain, but the greatest of these is love.” Perhaps this is the case because love tends to appear in even the most difficult or unlikely situations. This quote applies well to Jeanette Parks’ short story “Rudolf’s Market”, in which two siblings’ love for their grandmothe...
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A Review of the Novel Paper Towns by John Green
Paper Towns Quentin “Q” Jacobsen is a high school senior only weeks away from his graduation. Ever since he as a kid, he has had a massive crush on his beautiful, adventurous next door neighbor Margo Roth Spiegelman. One night, Margo comes to his window, and asks for his help with a few revenge pranks. After some convincin...
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The Utopian World in the Novel, The Giver by Lois Lowry
A utopia is an imaginary place in which everything is perfect. Unfortunately, it does not exist. At least not in The Giver, a novel by Lois Lowry. This story takes place in a “Utopian” world where a boy named Jonas, discovers the truth behind his community only to find out that it is not what it seems. Lowry expresses relea...
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An Analysis of the Struggle in Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian
    “‘Steel’ my father said, ‘is made strong by fire.’” (Bagdasarian pg. 55) Vahan tells the reader through his struggle. In Adam Bagdasarian’s book “Forgotten Fire”, he tells the story of his great grandfather’s struggle through the forgotten Armenian genocide. Bagdasarian’s main character Vahan Kenderian begins the book a...
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