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shellytt Senior Member

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Posted: 11 January 2008 at 4:25pm | IP Logged

Name : To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Genre: Fiction (This is a classic Novel)

Story Outline:
This story is told through the eyes of a little girl, Scout. It is set in around 1960's US. The central thread of the book is about Scout and her brother growing up and being raised by their single father in a time when racisim and prejudices was high. One of the major, climatic storylines was her father's defence of a black labourer in court and the effect that this unpopular stance had on the family.

Why do you recommed it? - This book is a great coming of age story of a young girl. It is beautifully written and carries a strong message.

Rating: 5 (Can't improve on a classic and even the author knew that because she never wrote another book after this and her reason was that she said everything she needed to say in this book)

Edited by shellytt - 11 January 2008 at 4:26pm

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shellytt Senior Member

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Posted: 11 January 2008 at 4:30pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by yourmom

Originally posted by xMarauderx

Name: Lord of the Rings

Genre: Fantasy/action/adventure/mystery

Story Outline: The Lord of the Rings is set in the fictional realm of Middle-earth. The complex story concerns humanoid peoples known as Hobbits, Elves, Men, Dwarves, Wizards, and Orcs. It centres on the Ring of Power made by the Dark Lord Sauron. Starting from quiet beginnings in the Shire, the story ranges across Middle-earth and follows the courses of the War of the Ring. The main story is followed by six appendices that provide a wealth of historical and linguistic background material,[4] as well as an index of characters, place names, and terms of note.

Why do you recommend it: The Lord of the Rings is an epic and is considered as a literary masterpiece...JRR Tolkien has not only created a whole new amazing world but also has backed it up with maps of Middle Earth, songs, riddles, cultural backgrounds and one of the best: languages. He has used beautiful descriptions, ornate plots and side plots...and so much more!

Rating: definitely 5!

i agree 100% this is the best book to read. its amazing. its truly a book you'll remember forever.

100% Agree. - A bit of a tedious read at first but so worth it!

lucky_lakshmi IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 19 January 2008 at 3:46am | IP Logged

Name: Crime e Castigo / Crime and Punishment(Eng Translation)
             By Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

Psychological account of a Crime and Criminal

Story Outline: Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished St. Petersburg student who formulates and executes a plan to kill a hated, unscrupulous pawnbroker seemingly for her money, thereby solving his financial problems and at the same time, he argues, ridding the world of evil. The novel portrays the murder of a miserly, aged pawnbroker and her younger sister by a destitute Saint Petersburg student named Raskolnikov, and the emotional, mental, and physical effects that follow. Raskolnikov also strives to be an extraordinary being, similar to Napoleon, who can murder without repercussions (does he succeed? Well U have to read the book to find out). 

Why do you recommend it: bcoz I haven't read another novel so earthy, so subtle and so simply eccetrically human.  Dostoevsky's insight into Human Mind remains unparalleled to this day. Its the greatest piece of art I have read.
In the novel, just when the "punishment" seemingly may start lawfully, for Raskolnikov, he has been thru his Punishment already.

NOTE: This is not a simple fun pass time read. Its a heavy subject and obviously a Heavy read and u gotta take reading seriously for this. So read it if u are prepared to becum upset!WinkWinkLOL
PS: If can sit thru the first 3 chapters, then u know where r interests are going to lie from now on!Wink

Other comment: Read it to understand what and why I say all this...Believe me, This novel does things to u!

Rating(scale of 1-5, 5 being the best):
beyond rating and judgement. But I count it as the greatest novel I have read in my life for I cannot think of another book which affected and intrigued me so profoundly as this masterpiece by the greatest giant in World Literature(acc to me)....

Edited by lucky_lakshmi - 19 January 2008 at 3:52am

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Posted: 08 February 2008 at 7:17pm | IP Logged
Name: Sloppy Firsts [and the series by Megan McCafferty]

Genre: Teenager/High School.

Story Outline:
It's about a girl named Jessica Darling who's in high school. It's about her life. It's just so good. I don't want to give anything way but you will fall in love with Marcus Flutie. Edward Cullen cannot even be compared to him in my opinion.

Why do you recommend it:

It's an awesome book. Simple as that.

Other comment:
Oh, and if you are very sheltered and naive.. this isn't for you :)

Rating(scale of 1-5, 5 being the best):
4.5 [no such thing as perfect].


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Posted: 08 February 2008 at 7:23pm | IP Logged
Name: Namesake

Genre: Drama/Comedy/Romance [kind of]

Story outline:
A Bengali family in America. Parents are immigrants and the kids are born in America. The kids can be called 'white washed'. It's about the family at first. However, it's more about Nikhil/Gogol afterwards.

Why do I recommend it:
It's purely awesome. I can relate to Gogol so much. Him and me are the only Indian people I know who listen and LOVE the Beatles. Also, i'm born and raised in Canada and I can relate to the parent pressures and expectations. Also, trying not to disorientated from my culture.

Other Comment:
I read the book before I watched the movie. Book is definately of my favourite books. Movie was okay but not even as good as the book.

4.5 :D


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Posted: 08 February 2008 at 7:26pm | IP Logged
Name: Go Ask Alice.

Genre: Teenage Drug Abuse [if that's a genre]

Story Outline:
It's a diary based on a real girl. Her name isn't given. She used to be a 'good kid' and came from a 'good' family. However, she got caught up with the wrong crew and started doing drugs. She ran away from home twice.

Why do you recommend it:
If you like diary books, fiction or non-fiction, you'll like it.

Other comment:
Kind of a disappointment though. I had uber high expectations. I think I cried like 2-3 times in the book.. :)

Rating(scale of 1-5, 5 being the best):
3.5 :)


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Posted: 22 March 2008 at 6:59pm | IP Logged

Title: Shantaram
Genre: Fiction 
Story Outline {Back of the Book}
I actually just checked my book and there isnt a story out line there...uhhh so i got this from

Crime and punishment, passion and loyalty, betrayal and redemption are only a few of the ingredients in Shantaram, a massive, over-the-top, mostly autobiographical novel. Shantaram is the name given Mr. Lindsay, or Linbaba, the larger-than-life hero. It means "man of God's peace," which is what the Indian people know of Lin. What they do not know is that prior to his arrival in Bombay he escaped from an Australian prison where he had begun serving a 19-year sentence. He served two years and leaped over the wall. He was imprisoned for a string of armed robberies peformed to support his heroin addiction, which started when his marriage fell apart and he lost custody of his daughter. All of that is enough for several lifetimes, but for Greg Roberts, that's only the beginning.

Why do you recommend it: Its written well, its you really wanna turn the next page to find out what has romance, comedy, drama, etc etc. The best part about it is that it teaches you about the you theories about where we came from, why were here...etc etc.  Its EXTREMELY philosophical...i love it.

Other comment: Its really long and sometimes the details get a bit too much but its not a big deal as long as you have the patience.

Rating(scale of 1-5, 5 being the best): 4.5 IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 08 April 2008 at 10:51am | IP Logged

Name: Princess Diaries

Genre:Romantic Comedy

Story Outline: It is about a normal teenaged girl....who is flat-chested,five feet eight inches tall and has size eight feet...who finds out she is a princess andthen the story goes on...

Why do you recommend it: It is HILLARIOUS and it is sooooo interesting that you can't stp turning the pages!!

Other comment:
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