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Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon (intergalacticbookdragon) This is just like Explain a Film Plot Badly but with books instead of movies, I'll start
Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo a crippled teen and his friends try to make some money

Note you are allowed to use a book someone else already used if you explain it differently


message 2: by Lisa (last edited May 27, 2018 10:44AM) (new)

Lisa | 49 comments Sounds like fun :)

The Martian by Andy Weir - A man can't stand living on his own, so he trys to get back home


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Hunter | 51 comments Haha!

Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline - Obsessive gamer with no social life embarks on a heavily trivia-laden quest to find a digital treasure before a corporation is able to ruin his dreams.


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Cendaquenta Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire Alice in Wonderland Group Therapy (also there are murders)

No Name by Wilkie Collins - Victorian inheritance law was messed up, man.

A Dog's Purpose (A Dog's Purpose, #1) by W. Bruce Cameron - GOOD BOY 😭

The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente - Brontë Children in Wonderland!

Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery - Orphan girl is adopted. Orphan girl will not shut up good lord child. ... Reader reluctantly loves her anyway.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë - Maltreated orphan girl grows up, becomes governess, falls in love with her employer WHO IN NO WAY DESERVES HER.

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare - King suspects his pregnant wife cheated on him. King attempts to murder his best friend, imprisons said wife and has the baby left for dead. Don't worry, there's a happy ending. Exit pursued by a bear.

Circe by Madeline Miller - If your family are all AWFUL PEOPLE, become a witch and live on an island with your pet lion. Live your best life.


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Lisa | 49 comments The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass - The Bachelor with a love triangle and crowns

Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1) by Sara Raasch - Seasons are fighting and Spring wants a jewelry from Winter

The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1) by Holly Black - The Last Airbender in school while eating mushrooms


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Gabi | 11 comments This sounds hilarious!

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (The Montague Siblings, #1) by Mackenzi Lee

-A trio of teens rebel against their parents by reeking havoc across the continent.

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

-A prince and a princess hate each other's kingdoms so much, that they team up on a treasure hunt to find an ancient artifact that will destroy both.

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5) by Marissa Meyer

-A lonely girl tries to make her crush fall in love with her by hypnotizing him.

Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard

-A girl accidentally starts a revolution that spans across several kingdoms because she created a love triangle.


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Kristen Peppercorn  (kiwicanread) | 62 comments The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien - A really short dude walks for several years to drop a ring in some lava.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling - A closeted nerd runs into a wall and thinks he's a wizard.

The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30; Tiffany Aching, #1) by Terry Pratchett - A young witch teams up with three inch tall drunken, blue, alcoholic, thieving Scots to save a fat lil prince from an evil queen.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1) by Douglas Adams - The world is ending and only a towel can help you. 42.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë - Crazy people fall in love and forget how to be normal.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Rich people and middle class people aren't supposed to like each other that way but they do anyway.

Death Note (All-in-One Edition) by Tsugumi Ohba - A sexy sociopath finds a notebook that can kill people and gets a God complex and a weird sugar fiend tries to stop him.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - Boring stick in the mud is forced to become a burglar for a team of hairy short dudes who want to steal a pretty, shiny rock from a talking dragon.


message 8: by Ann aka Iftcan (last edited May 27, 2018 03:49PM) (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 194 comments Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Kids are warned that all relatives except parents are evil and cruel.


Cassie    'The Thinker Go Go Go Go' Mis. Roben Goodfellow'\Isabelle Lightwood (cassiecrow) | 160 comments Nevermore (Nevermore, #1) by Kelly Creagh - A emo dude and a Preppy Blond team up once they realize that they are stuck in a messed up dream world.


The Vampire Stalker by Allison van Diepen - Old Vampire dude is out to kill everyone while a girl reads about him in a book


Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard - Girl almost falls to her death but doesn't and ends up thinking 'Why aren't I dead?'



The Mortal Instruments, the Complete Collection City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass; City of Fallen Angels; City of Lost Souls; City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare - Girl cerebrating her brithday at a club sees a guy kill someone, an her friends thinks she's lost her mind. After words she meets said guy an then wonders if she really is going crazy after almost dying.


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Kristen Peppercorn  (kiwicanread) | 62 comments Twilight (Twilight, #1) by Stephenie Meyer - Awkward teenage girl thinks boys are just whatever but wants to give her soul to a sparkly 108-year-old man.


Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon (intergalacticbookdragon) Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse, #1) by Leigh Bardugo orphan girl gets a free education at an exclusive boarding school
Legend (Legend, #1) by Marie Lu detective falls in love with the number one suspect in her brother's murder
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan middle schooler converts to Helenic paganism
The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner pubescent boys meet a girl
The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1) by Rick Riordan a hobo dies


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Gabi | 11 comments LOL @Kristen each one of those made me laugh!

Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2) by Victoria Aveyard

-A girl and a guy refuse to acknowledge their problems, past events, or their feelings for each other in favor of traveling the world to pick up hitchhikers.

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan

-Two best friends race to save their third best friend from getting married.

After You (Me Before You, #2) by Jojo Moyes

-A lady who refuses to find out what she wants to do with her life falls off a building.

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1) by Tahereh Mafi

-A girl keeps forgetting to keep her hands to herself.


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Susy (susysstories) | 126 comments Kristen wrote: "The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien - A really short dude walks for several years to drop a ring in some lava.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling - A closeted nerd runs into a wa..."


Hahaha, you're really good at this Kristen!! 😂 😂 😂


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Sha Brothers in Arms (Vorkosigan Saga, #5) by Lois McMaster Bujold
manic-depressive midget with split personality issues accidentally validates his secret assassin clone. Also, a father and son have conversations about grandchildren.

Paladin of Souls (World of the Five Gods, #2) by Lois McMaster Bujold
middle-aged widow has a crush on a married zombie and proceeds to kill him and eat demons.

Kushiel's Scion (Imriel's Trilogy, #1) by Jacqueline Carey
hot emo prince with family issues goes to rome.


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Sha Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
a house burns down. everyone is now depressed.

alternatively;
deranged husband kills wife and child bride helps him cover up the crime.


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Lisa | 49 comments @Frank: i really loved "a hobo dies" 😂🤣


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Brianna (nifflerlover) | 577 comments Everything, Everything: A sick girl finds out she's not sick.
Hunger Games: Death
Insurgent: Main character loses her head and thinking skills
Paper Towns: ROAD TRIP!


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Audrey (niceyackerman) | 324 comments Wow, you guys are good.

Dracula: a girl takes a long time to die of blood loss


Cassie    'The Thinker Go Go Go Go' Mis. Roben Goodfellow'\Isabelle Lightwood (cassiecrow) | 160 comments The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1) by Holly Black - Crazy blood fae kills parents of three girls. Then the one girl plots to get revenge on him years later for wrecking her life while also seeking revenge against her sister for being with the guy she liked without telling her.



Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1) by Kendare Blake - Girl ghost is covered in blood. Guy is hunting her, ends up sort of falling for her.



Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls, #1) by C.C. Hunter - Magic people live in a camp run by a fey an a vampire later on.


A Week of Werewolves, Faeries, and Fancy Dresses (My Time in Amar #1) by Nicki Chapelway - What the hell has our lives come too??


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Cendaquenta Audrey wrote: "Wow, you guys are good.

Dracula: a girl takes a long time to die of blood loss"


Alternately: Victorians didn't know how blood transfusions work and it's reeeeaaaally gross. 🤢


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MC Turner | 121 comments Eliza and her monster-girl with a webcomic


Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon (intergalacticbookdragon) Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth indecisive high schooler must decide on a career or be homeless,
The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1) by Marie Lu a girl who's a part of a minority fights for equality
The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1) by Rick Riordan a guy gets hit by a brick, in the head, several times


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Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 194 comments Dark Lord of Derkholm how to ruin your marriage

The Sioux Spaceman cowboys and indians in outer space

The Beast Master playing with animals


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Audrey (niceyackerman) | 324 comments Illuminae – Zombies on a spaceship


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Brianna (nifflerlover) | 577 comments Frank wrote: "Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth indecisive high schooler must decide on a career or be homeless,
The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1) by Marie Lu a girl who's a part of a minority fights for equality
[bookcove..."

Lol! Jason Grace!!!


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Emma (theharlequinbat) Kristen wrote: "The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien - A really short dude walks for several years to drop a ring in some lava.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling - A closeted nerd runs into a wa..."


Hahaha, Kristen your answers are cracking me up! XD


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Kristen Peppercorn  (kiwicanread) | 62 comments Emma wrote: "Kristen wrote: "The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien - A really short dude walks for several years to drop a ring in some lava.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling - A closeted ner..."


Thank you, thank you. I aim to please. lol :)


message 28: by Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon (last edited May 29, 2018 08:35PM) (new)

Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon (intergalacticbookdragon) The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien law biding citizen is peered pressure into committing theft, breaking and entering, and other crimes
The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1) by Rick Riordan a rich man grounds his arrogant son for getting people killed
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer a group of dangerous fugitives crash the royal wedding
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak death reads someone's diary
Six of Crows #3: reasons to live


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Tasya Dita (giselatasya) | 37 comments Frank wrote: "The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien law biding citizen is peered pressure into committing theft, breaking and entering, and other crimes
The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1) by Rick Riordan a rich man grounds his arroga..."


AHAHA i love all of your answers! :D


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Brianna (nifflerlover) | 577 comments I like the one for “Cress”!


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Brianna (nifflerlover) | 577 comments Scarlet: Beauty and the Beast except Beauty is a redheaded, spaceship pilot and Beast is a tomato loving wolf hybrid.


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The Last Beginning (The Next Together, #2) by Lauren James - girl flirts, discovers family secrets and is a trail blazer


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Lora | 227 comments Twilight (Twilight, #1) by Stephenie Meyer weird vampire that loves random girl but also wants to kill her


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Shadowland (The Mediator, #1) by Meg Cabot teenage girl gets unwelcome roommate and a mentor in her principle. also pizza


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Hunter | 51 comments Coraline by Neil Gaiman - Doki Doki Literature Club! but family-oriented.


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Keira (keiram03) | 75 comments Harry Potter and the philosopher stone

A boy whos hitting puberty gets taken by a big hairy man to a castle in the middle of no where


Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon (intergalacticbookdragon) Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk a babysitter goes on strike
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1) by Rick Riordan some kids move in with their father's rich friend and his pet monkey
The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3) by Rick Riordan how to make someone cry in one page or less
The Death Cure (The Maze Runner, #3) by James Dashner The Death, by James Murderer


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Brianna (nifflerlover) | 577 comments Your one for The Death Cure is awesome😂


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JENNY (just-jenn) | 6 comments These are hilarious!


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Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare girl moves to live with her brother, finds out she can act well and culture crashes with some of her new friends


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Audrey (niceyackerman) | 324 comments Cress: a star-struck fangirl hikes through the desert


message 42: by Clare (last edited Jun 02, 2018 03:48AM) (new)

Clare Snow (claresnow) | 97 comments Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne Collins War: what is it good for? So so much


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Brianna (nifflerlover) | 577 comments Turtles All the Way Down: A teen with anxiety worries about getting an illness from kissing


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Clare Snow (claresnow) | 97 comments These plots are really making me want to add to my TBR 😂

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Cancer sucks. Let's go to Amsterdam!

Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts Cancer sucks just as much in Australia. Aargh my foot. Road trip!


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Brianna (nifflerlover) | 577 comments Lol!!! TFIOS!


message 46: by Ann aka Iftcan (last edited Jun 10, 2018 12:28PM) (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 194 comments Podkayne Of Mars brothers suck
Essential Beginnings let's visit Yellowstone--while in Washington state
Witch and Wombat Crow turns into wombat while house hunting with a witch
Bobby's Girl I wanna be Bobby's Girl, that's the most important thing to me
Meet the Thradons! Inlaws!
Three Against the Witch World There is nothing to the wes--er, wait, where did you ask about again?
Through the Eye of a Needle be careful when swimming--you never know what you are going to pick up.

Most of these are older, but I thought I'd do them and maybe stir someone to read them.


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Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1) by Rachel Hawkins girl tries to help a girl at her school instead she gets expelled, then she gets moved to a bprading school where suprise suprise she learns more about her dad


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Lora | 227 comments Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1) by Stephanie Perkins Girl goes to boarding school in Paris then falls in love with the first boy she sees


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Zofia (nebelmeer) Kristen wrote: "- A sexy sociopath finds a notebook that can kill people and gets a God complex and a weird sugar fiend tries to stop him."

That's not even a bad description, it's the actual plot. Lol.


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Gabi | 11 comments @Frank "James Murderer" anyone who has read that book will completely agree XD

Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver

-Girl doesn't want to fall in love, but runs away with guy she's in love with anyway.

The Siren by Kiera Cass

-The Ocean employs a select band of girls to murder people.

A Wrinkle in Time Barnes & Noble Exclusive Collector's Edition by Madeleine L'Engle

-Three ladies chat and have fun while they let a young girl, a young boy, and a little kid travel to an evil planet.

The One (The Selection, #3) by Kiera Cass

-Girl FINALLY makes a decision. Also, there's a wedding.


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