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Nov 15, 2010 06:43PM

17941 I really liked Mr. Green's voice in this book. I usually don't enjoy these type of books but there was something about his writing style that kept me hooked all the way to the end. It was emotional and raw and I just loved it.
Sarah Dessen (9 new)
Jun 11, 2010 09:20PM

17941 Yes I would definitely read both Just Listen and The Truth about Forever! They are 2 of her greatest!
17941 Award Winner: Kira-Kira by:Cynthia Kadohata
The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #1) by: Micheal Scott
Apr 29, 2010 08:22PM

17941 I second Maggie Stiefvater, I would also love to meet Kristen Cashore, Sarah Dessen, Ann Brashares!, and Ally Carter.

And I've met Shannan Hale and she's a great author to meet! Very friendly and loves to chat.
Apr 29, 2010 08:05PM

17941 Impossible was a really gread read for me. I am really familiar with Scarbouragh Fair so I loved that Nancy Werlin made a story from it. I think she did a great job with it. I stayed interested the whole time and I liked the realistic fantasy element to it...if that makes any sense.
Sep 09, 2009 09:09AM

17941 It is really interesting to compare author's backgrounds with what they write. It brings to light many things about what they're putting in the text.
Sep 04, 2009 09:49PM

17941 Haha! Oops, I should have caught that one! Sorry DragonEyedOnePieceFAn! I'll fix it. And I agree, the last one needed more help than it got.
Sep 04, 2009 09:03AM

17941 Tiffany wrote: "I downloaded the books from my library, and I wonder if the audio vs. the paper version makes a difference in enjoyment. Perhaps I was more easily able to gloss over long passages because I was just listening. The narrator was fantastic and had voices for the characters and great drama."

I read the first two and then listened to TSFT. It was the first book I listened to on tape and I loved it. I didn't find any difference in reading than listening with these novels. (though generally, I don't like to read books on tape.)

Sep 01, 2009 02:29PM

17941 I would just like to comment and say, Catching Fire is out today!! I can't wait to read about what develops between the characters and what happens with the capitol. I'm excited to get inside Katniss' head again!
Aug 29, 2009 09:02AM

17941 Yes, we are. Quite a bit! ;)
Aug 29, 2009 09:00AM

17941 When I finished the book I was completely team Peeta. He was perfect for her, but it might have been just during the games. Now that the book has kind of settled in my mind, I keep going back to Gale. Even though I don't know much about him, I'm starting to think that maybe it could have been hurtful to him to see Kat and Peeta like that. What I hope Collins gives us in "Catching Fire" is Gale's emotions during that time. Whether subtely or if he finally tells Katniss. I'm still not a hundred percent sure he has those kind of feelings for Katniss, but it makes sense.
17941 I wouldn't mind doing the same...if it's not too expensive to ship. And of course if I can get through it fast...which I think I might be able to sqeeze it amongst my school work.
17941 This is great! I just checked out Gathering Light at the library! But I wasn't part of the group when you chatted with Neil so I'm not sure how this works...could anyone explain? And Fiona, anytime would work.
Aug 26, 2009 01:58PM

17941 I completely second Madeleine! Foxface completely flew under my radar. Thank you Heather for pointing that out. It really is interesting!
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Aug 24, 2009 12:43PM

17941 embroidered
Sarah Dessen (58 new)
Aug 24, 2009 12:41PM

17941 Definitely read "The Truth About Forever"!
Aug 24, 2009 12:39PM

17941 I think that in a way this stunt gave Katniss the oppurtunity to feel a romantic interest. Because she had to pretend it, she had to let herself throw down some barriers and actually feel. It might have taken her a long time to do that if she wasn't forced. When it comes to Gale I think that it really is a brother/sister kind of relationship. It seemed like Collins just threw that romantic possibility in the end just because she wanted to. It didn't seem like it belonged there. At least not yet. I am very curious to see where it goes and how Collins will develop it. Sept. 1st can't get here fast enough! :)
17941 Heather wrote: "Thank you, Tahleen. I can see that. I think I was just stopped in my tracks by such a strong word.

I agree also, it blew me away when he said that. But I can see his point about killing the memory of his mother. Especially since Artie is a writer and that is all he has of his mother voice, like Tahleen said. But it still disturbed be a bit to see Artie act so nicely towards his father in the last few comic strips and then turn around and call him a murderer.

Aug 22, 2009 09:33PM

17941 Shine at the bottom of the lake. She hung her wig on the tree and....
Word Association (6424 new)
Aug 22, 2009 09:28PM

17941 ball
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