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"Putting this one on hold for now, having finished the section about admissions. Relevant and helpful advice despite the book's publishing date of 1997. Now I just need to do my part and work hard." Jul 31, 2014 09:11PM

 

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Thomas rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
by Mark Twain
read in September, 2014
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A cute coming-of-age story centered on Tom Sawyer's wild and mischievous antics. Mark Twain shows some of his wit and tone in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Tom, while not exactly likeable, has a consistent voice throughout the book; Twain also charac...more
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
" Everybody should read Tom Sawyer at least once in their lives. It is Mark Twain at his best and his wittiest. Tom Sawyer is the joker in class the teacher hates, the kid who everyone laughs at but secretly admires. He has no concept of rules or r... " Read more of this review »
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
" I loved this book! The pacing of the story was excellent, the characters were compelling and beautifully drawn.

Now I am looking forward to reading the author's back catalog while I wait for her next book. "
Thomas and 1 other person liked Hannah's review of The Girl with All the Gifts:
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
" Usually I'm not really into thriller-y type novels, but even I have to admit that this book is genius. It's so wickedly clever and absolutely terrifying at the same time; a dystopian world in which a zombies virus has regressed the majority of the... " Read more of this review »
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
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A likeable story on so many levels. On the surface it contains a romantic tale about the four March girls coming of age in nineteenth-century New England; when you look deeper, it contains several messages about morality, self-sacrifice, and the pric...more
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What You Pawn I Will Redeem by Sherman Alexie
What You Pawn I Will Redeem
by Sherman Alexie
read in September, 2014
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A good short story by Sherman Alexie that subverts the white man's hero's quest while playing with narrative time. I enjoyed discussing it in class, but the voice did not work for me - the main character felt extraneous to the story, even though the...more
Thomas rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Purple Hibiscus
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
read in August, 2014
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A great coming-of-age story about fifteen-year-old Kambili, an obedient girl who watches as Nigeria falls under a military coup. At the same time her own family struggles to keep their personal cracks sealed. Kambili's father, a man who values religi...more
Thomas rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
The Girl with All the Gifts
by M.R. Carey (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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4.5 stars

People often value confidence in potential partners. After reading The Girl with All the Gifts, I think that preference might ring true for books as well. As I read M.R. Carey's novel, I kept admiring the backbone and certainty of his writin...more
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Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
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I enjoyed reading my friends' reviews of Isla and the Happily Ever After more than I enjoyed reading the book itself. I have always respected Stephanie Perkins and her blog, but if you want to read positive reviews of Isla, you should click here and...more
Thomas added a status update: Just reached 600 reviews and 600 ratings on Goodreads! I know it's quality and not quantity that counts, but I thought I'd make a status because I'm going back to college in three days. I'll have less time to read for fun, but I feel like 600 is a good milestone for now.

(also changed my profile picture for the first time in two years to celebrate, woo)
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