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Silas Hoffman
02-29-2016
03:47 PM ET (US)
I have currently finished "The Only Thing To Fear" by Caroline Tung Richmond, the book had 280 pages. I think my dad would most enjoy this book. Though a book for young adults, the book was very interesting and would fit the genre that he likes most. The book was a mix of science fiction and action but it also had some drama. I think my dad would also enjoy this book because the characters are interesting and the concept of this book is gripping. I think he would love to see how the American people rise up and over through the Nazi government. I think he would enjoy this novel because it shows a great story of courage and valor. Overall I think this is a great book and I think my dad would agree. I would suggest this book to anyone who likes science fiction and action, or books about the future.
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Jaida Horrell
02-26-2016
12:23 PM ET (US)
I am reading Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King, this novel has 436 pages and today I stopped on page 200. I believe that my mother would surely enjoy this book. Although, I don't think she has read much Stephen King, or has liked any of his books. Since this book deals with mystery and murder, this would appeal to her. She enjoys reading books with this type of plot. The only thing I believe she wouldn't find attractive, is the way these characters switch their P.O.V. every other chapter. Since this book is in third person, it does make it a little confusing. Nonetheless, she would enjoy the story and the writing style of this horror author.
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Emily Nelson
02-26-2016
10:02 AM ET (US)
I am reading A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. It has 357 pages and I'm on page 314. I think my dad would like this book the most out of my family. We both really like science fiction anything. This book is cool, with all the skipping dimension and multiple versions of everybody and every event, it makes you think. The plot in this book twists away right after you think you get a grip on it. My dad probably would act like he didn't like how the author plays fate into the book, but I know he actually would. Gray doesn't do it in a cheesy way, but a serious way where the same characters seem to keep meeting in the different dimensions somehow, like fate. I think my dad would like this book.
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Branzon Underwood
02-25-2016
04:31 PM ET (US)
I just finish the book I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior and just got the book Little League by Matt Christopher. I was not able to read any of my book today. Im going to write about my last book. If anyone in my family could read this book and enjoy it I think it would be my dad. The reason for this is because he is really interested in the military and is always open to new books. Also when he was a kid he had the dream of going into the military but couldn't because he had brain surgery. In this book they talk about how military life can dramatically change your outlook on life. Finally my dad has mass respect for military members and he would have even more respect after reading this book. That is why I think my dad would enjoy this book,
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Brittany Vaughan
02-25-2016
04:30 PM ET (US)
I am reading The Secrets We Left Behind by Susan Elliot Wright. The book has 374 pages and I am currently on page 163. My best friend would really like this book because I think it can relate to her life, a little bit. She also likes mystery and suspense novels. She likes books that make you wonder what is going to happen next. I think she would also like the main character because of her personality. She would like how the character acts and talks to people. I also think the character would give her hope because the character has been through some obstacles. The character was homeless and now has a family and a nice house, and a really good job. She as a really good story to share, which she does with people who are in the same situations.
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Shane Spencer
02-25-2016
04:27 PM ET (US)
I just finished Pretties and now I am reading Specials by Scott Westerfield. The book has 372 pages and I am on page 203. My friend Emily would like this book a lot. I think she would like it because it has a female heroine. I think she would like it also because of the dystopian world society that frequents the plot of the book. I am not sure if she likes the whole love triangle thing that the book has. Even with this I still think she would like them. I think Emily would like this book for the simple fact that the story is very different than most modern teen books. And finally I think she would like it because it has a "Save nature and the Earth" message and she is very much into that sort of thing.
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Tyler Renken
02-25-2016
04:27 PM ET (US)
I have just finished the book The Kings of Clonmel, it had 355 pages. Now I am reading The Colossus Rises. It has 348 pages and I ended on page 90. I think my brother would probably enjoy this book the most. Why you may ask? Well because none of my friends or family reads as much as I do my brother comes close though. I know my brother reads close to Is same type of books I like to read. Like sports and science fiction books. Mystery books with adventure to them. Thats Is reason why I think my brother would enjoy this book out of anyone.
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Jordan Goldammer
02-25-2016
04:26 PM ET (US)
Prompt: Which of your friends or family members would MOST enjoy the book you are currently reading and WHY?

I started to read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, it has 550 pages and i stopped on page 105. The person who would enjoy this book the most in my family is my Dad. I think that he would enjoy this book because he likes to learn new things and see things in a new way. So far this year he has read every Honors English book we've had this far. When he was in high school he didn't read Gatsby, The Grapes of Wrath, or Of Mice and Men. (He is currently using my copy of The Grapes of Wrath sorry i haven't turned it in yet Mrs. Renner :). ) He also enjoys history, he reads a page out of my great great grandfathers journal every month. He only reads one page because my grandfather is currently try to decipher my great great grandfather's hand writing. My dad is also the biggest reader I know, he reads overnight before he goes to bed, and when ever he travels (which is quite often for his job. I'll probably recommend this book to him after he finished The Grapes of Wrath.
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Macallister Hoffman
02-25-2016
04:26 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading Star Trek The Next Generation: Chains of Command. I a on page 169 of 278. The one person this book reminds me of is my father. It reminds me of him because as a child he was largely into Star Trek. He even had a poster of Spock taped to the ceiling where he used to sleep in my grandma and grandpa's old house. Sometimes as a child myself, my dad would watch re-run marathons and I would watch with him. My father has always enjoyed books of science fiction. It is hard to believe that at some point in time, he too would have read a Star Trek book as I am now. He grew up around the time in which Star Trek was most popular. It awed many people as I am sure it did him as well.
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Makenna Maras
02-25-2016
04:25 PM ET (US)
I am reading The Child Called It. I started it last class period there are 153 pages and I am on page 148. My brother actually said that I should read this book. He really liked it because it shows people what life could really be like. We don't appreciate the lives we have all the time. In this book there is a child that is starved by his mother because he is a "bad boy." She abuses him but treats the rest of her family perfectly well. David, the boy, he endures a terrible childhood but finds a way to fight through. He is an inspirational person. I want to introduce this book to my dad because he likes reading books about this type of stuff. He realizes how lucky our family is.
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Katelynn Urness
02-25-2016
04:25 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare. The book has 507 pages and I ended in page 291.
The type of book that I am currently reading is a fantasy book. I am the only one in my family that likes these types of books. If I had to chose one person though, it would be my aunt. My aunt has read the series that relates to this book. So I feel like she would like it. Me and my aunt have read a lot of the same books. Plus she was the one who introduced me to the series that my book is connected too. So she would like to read this book.
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Emma Aasen
02-25-2016
04:24 PM ET (US)
I just finished Once and now I am reading Then. It has 196 pages and I am on page 46. Felix is the main character along with Zelda. They have to hide from their problems. Sometimes they even run away from them. I do that all the time with my problems that are overwhelming. They also have trust issues and don't trust a lot of people. I have that I can't trust people very easy. Him and Zelda aren't actually brother and sister. But, hey act like it. I have some friends that I call my sisters because we are that close.
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Alexa From
02-25-2016
04:24 PM ET (US)
The book I am reading is Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver and I am on page 221 of the 375 pages.

L=Laughable, loving, leader,lost, likable
E=exciting, eager, ethical, exotic, easy-going
N=nice, needed,nurturing,naturalistic, nineteen
A=active, ambitious, angry, amazing, adept
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Cassidy Eidsness
02-25-2016
04:24 PM ET (US)
I am reading Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen, I am on page 119 of 417. I think my sister would enjoy this book the most out of my family. She likes romance and drama books. I think another reason she would like this book is because the main character has to deal with many family issues. Saint Anything makes you more aware of how some kids are living. Some of the events in this book are actual issues with kids now, with drugs and alcohol. The main character explains some of the events and why they happened. The main character reminds me a little of myself. She is really quite around her family, and keeps mainly to herself.
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Haley Vettrus
02-25-2016
04:23 PM ET (US)
I just started reading the book Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'roark Dowell, this book has 211 pages and today I stopped on 42. I just finished the book Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott, and hope to read another one of her books. This book reminds me of myself becuase I moved too and was so excited to move and thought it would be great. And it was great for me but for Janie, the main character in my book, it wasn't so great. Now she is trying to mkae her high school career normal, or as normal as high school can be. And in a way you could say I am trying to do that too, I am trying to make high school fun and enjoyable. I can't really relate to Janie very much because I don't live on a mini-farm or I don't eat lunch by myself by my locker and then go to the library. But I guess there is one more way I can relate to her, which is having a best friend. She has her best friend Sarah and they share everything and love hanging out and I too love hanigng out with my friends. There is so many differences between me and Janie though, one being when she moved and lived in the country and her best friend still lived in town. They didn't grow apart, they were still best friends. But when I moved away I wasn't able to stay in touch with my best friend like she did. But dispite the differences we are both trying new things, trying to at least get to have a somewhat normal life.
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Christian Hackett
02-25-2016
04:23 PM ET (US)
I am reading the book Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen, the book has a total of 158 pages and I stopped on page 34 today. I just finished the book Outlaw Platoon and am now just starting this new book.

S- smart, scrappy, screwball, selfless, sensitive
A- abnormal, acceptable, adversity, adventurous, amazing
M- majestic, mean, mysterious, manly, modest
U- unadvised, unalike, utilizer, useful, unpredictable
E- elegant, eager, easygoing, educated, energetic
L- lost, lethal, loving, legendary, lonesome
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