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EmbraceURawesomeness posted this thread...
Jun. 4, 2013 at 5:49 pm

I need books like some people need a constant stash of peanut butter and popcorn under their bed to live.
I devour books, they are the love of my life- no creepiness intended- but when you live near the world's smallest library, and you've read through every single book on its shelves, and you've requested every one of your friends' favorite books, you must resort to larger resources.
Unfortunately, the googlish response to "books for a teenage girl?" is this:
TWILIGHT <3 <3 <3

First of all,is it really necessary for me to bash the Hunger Games now? Why wont the world recognize it's obnoxiousness?? If you've read it properly, a rant from me is unnecessary. Twilight at least can claim a good romance, and Harry Potter has some awesomeness to it- though I've never fallen for it's magical spell. But the Hunger Games. Really. Number one?
I am begging thou- thou who is scanning the screen of your iphone/computer/laptop and not considering that there is an actual real person (i.e. Me) sitting on the other end of the screen, utterly bookless- to share with me the best books you have ever read.
(And now you can't turn me down, for I have used the magic word.)

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dragonsandthree replied...
Jun. 21, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Okay, here's a list:
Dragon's Kin, by Anne McCaffrey
Chalice, by Robin McKinley
Eragon, by Christopher Paolini
The Ranger's Apprentice, Book One. (Sorry, I forget the artuhor's name and the name of the book)
Pegasus, by Robin McKinley,
Dragonsong, by Anne McCaffrey.
Sorry for the fact that the list is mostly fantasy. Also, what do you have against the Hunger Games? Just wondering.

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Jun. 21, 2013 at 7:49 pm

thanks, I'm gonna place holds for some of those.
btw, just realized your avatar name: dragonsandthree, sso yeah, your book list is appropriate. 
The Hunger Games. Well, I admit that when I first read it I got all cought up in the hubub and excitement and thrill and gory murder (which btw shows that we're not so different from the greeks in the olden days who used to watch people get shred apart by lions in their ampitheaters. so we don't see it live. We love reading about it, though. k, total tangent, back the the Hunger Games..) and of course, there's the love triangle.
But then I decided to reread it, since I realized when I'd read it I hadn't really READ it, you know? And in my second reading I discovered that:
There were about three adjectives in the entire trilogy.
Similes and Metaphors were as scarce as my little sisters when it comes time to clean. (Here's me trying to be funny. Ignore it.)
The characters were totally flat- Katniss was all brave and wonderful (and obnoxious), Peeta was lovey and kind and strong, Gale was the aloof distant one, Primrose was sweet and innocent, President Snow pure evil... The only likable (and round) character in the entire story was Hamish.
Then there's the fact that Suzane Collins did zero research for her books. (Am i going on too long. This is the problem with me: people innocently ask questions like "whats wrong with the hunger games" and i go off on a three page ramble... you know what, just stop reading whenever you want, and I'll keep writing, in case your interested.) The economy of District Twelve made no sense. They were all dirt poor, yet there was a BAKERY with CAKES and a CANDY SHOP. who exactly was buying from these stores to keep them open?
Also, Katniss is a snob.
Allow me to end now, and give you a break. I'm going to google Pegasus.

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dragonsandthree replied...
Jun. 22, 2013 at 3:36 pm

That's okay. Have you ever seen the movie? Also, I've got another book idea: Confessions of a Murder Suspect, by James PAtterson.

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Jun. 23, 2013 at 8:34 pm

thanks, I just watched a book trailer and it seems pretty awesome...

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dragonsandthree replied...
Jun. 23, 2013 at 8:50 pm

What book trailer?

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DifferentTeen replied...
Jun. 23, 2013 at 11:11 pm

I believe everyone in the world needs to read the following book at one point in their lifetime:
Tuesdays With Morrie.
I have no words to describe how wonderful it is. I love it so much.
I also really enjoyed A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. It's a classic, but a really amazing read, I would also highly recommend it to you.
I for one, love Harry Potter, aha. I tried to read it when I was like ten and could not even stand to read past the first chapter. But as I got older I realized you really need to read a little bit further to determine whether or not a book is for. Just in case of a slow start. I'm so glad I picked it back up a year and a half ago, I couldn't stop reading. Ahh, well let me stop fan-girling.
And I'm not sure about The Hunger Games, I couldn't put it down for some reason but I hated the last book. I loved Gale and HATED Peeta. Fnsdlvgukrnfjkas, oh my god how I hated him so. Holy cow, the guy can bake a loaf of bread, marry him and have his babies. (To me that pretty much sums up their romance, I need more than that!) So that pretty much explains my feelings towards how it ended. It was a pretty good storyline otherwise, but Katniss just always felt like there was something missing. Not much of a personality if you ask me. And I never thought about the whole 'cake shop in a dirt poor district' thing, but I couldn't agree more!
Well anyway, I hope you consider my suggestions! They're my favorites.

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Jun. 24, 2013 at 9:48 am

Hi, thank you!
I LOVE MITCH ALBUM! yay, we have similiar taste in books. I love finding that. So yeah, I never actually read Tuesdays with Morrie- it's one of those books that you're always planning on reading, but never actually do- but this is the final push (ah the pains of birth and motherhood- no kidding, don't freak out) and i'm gonna take it out of the library.
And I already read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I love old classics. Anne of Green Gables? oh lord, I can quote that book by heart.
The whole Team Peeta/Team Gale thing is kind of annoying, but yay, you even share my hatred of Peeta and (teeny) crush on Gale! Peeta is such a loser, in my opinion. First of all, I hate the whole pining away thing, how he was always in love with her, blah blah blah. Then he's willing to DIE for a girl he doesn't even know?! That's not courage, it's patheticness. Talk about school boy crush. Gale is awesome. 
K, now that I dissed the teams thing and then proceeded to tell you my position on them.... 
Thanks fo the book ideas though!
(and I love that you wrote "Holy Cow."

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DifferentTeen replied...
Jun. 24, 2013 at 2:03 pm

No problem! I totally agree with everything you said there. And I'll have to check out Anne of Green Gables, I love classics as well!
Oh man it seems that we do have a lot in common. I creeped on your profile (sorry! haha) And I love Matisyahu! "Got No Water" "King Without A Crown" "Beat Box"? Yhuss I love those.
Also, I just watched A Walk To Remember yesterday! Such a great movie.
And Danny's Song?! Are you referring to the Irish song? Cause if so, geez louise I just can't. O_o

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Jul. 26, 2013 at 4:03 pm

my favorite matisyahu songs are "do you believe in miracles" and "we will walk."
I'm glad you like A Walk To Remember, but doesn't Mandy Moore annoy you? I feel like she's too much of a flirt for her character... wtvr, personal dislike, feel free to love her.
and Danny's song isn't irish. wait, maybe I got the name wrong. Let me check it up...
k, maybe Kenny Loggins is irish??? 
don't know.
oh, another thing about myself- I'm a grammar nazi! Are you? 

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