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Ovel an unflinching portrait of corruption and cruelty has become a modern classicA New York Times Outstanding Book of the YearAn ALA Best Book for Young AdultsA School Library Journal Best Book of the Year Not to boast but for almost the past 15 years I've read than a hundred books a year I only mention that fact to show the relatively late start that I got on serious reading Sure I read uite a bit when I was younger but I kind of went from reading Encyclopedia Brown and The Hardy Boys straight to reading god awful books about commandos and then to a steady diet of Horror I wanted to read better books but I had no guidance in the matter and from my experiences with Literature in High School most every classic I encountered got mangled and ruined by incompetent teachers So for a really long time I read crap sprinkled every now and then with something good like Salinger or Orwell The point of this statement is that I felt deficient in the breadth of my reading for uite awhile I made it up for it with a huge gusto of reading anything I could get my hands on when I was about 21 but I still felt like so much precious time had been missed when I could have gotten so much reading done Nowadays I don't feel so lacking in what I have or have not read but there is one area that I do no nothing about and that is Young Adult literature I never read Young Adult literature as a young adult or I should say teenager since I don't think I've reached adulthood yet nevermind ever being a young adult When I was the age for reading these books I was slogging through a Bourne novel or reading semi homoerotic vampire tales all centering around someone named Lestat I did briefly dip my toe in the YA world with The Outsiders and those awful lies Jay's Journal and Go Ask Alice but that was itI wish I had read this novel when I was about twelve or thirteen years old I would have loved it It's got the cool stuff that I liked about Lord of the Flies before the teachers got their hands on it but with of a point that I could have related to I know my teenage self would have loved this book that is why I gave it five stars My nearing middle aged self is as blown away by it as I would have been but I have to admit to thinking it's still a pretty great book There is a 'dirtiness' to the book that I think might be gratuitous but maybe mentioned jacking off on the first page is a way to capture the reluctant teen readers attention I can see why uptight parents and school boards would try to ban the book not that I agree but yeah there is some stuff that I was surprised at finding in a book that is being aimed to teenagers Then again I might just be living in a fantasy world of what makes a novel a teen novel I might be confusing them too much with children books At the novels best moments it reminds me a lot of the late 1960's movie starring Malcolm McDowell If an amazing movie that I recommend everyone see as soon as possible Both being excellent depictions of the cruelty of adolescence My only real complaint is that a couple of themes are brought into the novel early on and then just kind of left hanging there As a mature reader I picked up on where the author was heading with the themes and didn't need for them to be returned to later on in the novel but would a teen need to have them explicitly brought out? I don't know I appreciated that the author didn't really hit the reader hard with the Nazi stuff he mentions early on but did he treat the theme too much in passing? I don't know maybe I will learn this in the class this summer or maybe I will just be contrarian to any discussion about the book and argue the side that seems most unpopular will we even discuss themes? what do library classes talk about when they read novels? My other complaint is about how the big reversal comes about in the book I don't want to say much but it seems like the author didn't know how to make the school body change their outlook so just kind of said that they did It's ok that he did this because he handled so many other things in the book with uite a bit of sophistication for a book that reads really simply Linterna Verde presenta: La Noche Final, tomo 2 in the matter and from my experiences with Literature Banana: A Global History in High School most every classic I encountered got mangled and ruined by È una vita che ti aspetto incompetent teachers So for a really long time I read crap sprinkled every now and then with something good like Salinger or Orwell The point of this statement Fearless: From Kampung Boy to CEO is that I felt deficient The Wolfman (Great Ideas) in the breadth of my reading for uite awhile I made Saranythia Part 1: The Gates of Setergard it up for Tolstoy Therapy it with a huge gusto of reading anything I could get my hands on when I was about 21 but I still felt like so much precious time had been missed when I could have gotten so much reading done Nowadays I don't feel so lacking Saranythia Part 1 in what I have or have not read but there 白雪公主殺人事件 is one area that I do no nothing about and that Tolstoy Therapy: A Fiction Prescription is Young Adult literature I never read Young Adult literature as a young adult or I should say teenager since I don't think I've reached adulthood yet nevermind ever being a young adult When I was the age for reading these books I was slogging through a Bourne novel or reading semi homoerotic vampire tales all centering around someone named Lestat I did briefly dip my toe 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created in the YA world with The Outsiders and those awful lies Jay's Journal and Go Ask Alice but that was La linea d'ombra itI wish I had read this novel when I was about twelve or thirteen years old I would have loved Hermaphrodeities it It's got the cool stuff that I liked about Lord of the Flies before the teachers got their hands on Library Records: A Retention and Confidentiality Guide it but with of a point that I could have related to I know my teenage self would have loved this book that Dalek Empire III: Chapter Three - The Survivors is why I gave Silver Boomers - A Collection of Prose and Poetry by and about Baby Boomers it five stars My nearing middle aged self L'orlo della Fondazione is as blown away by La vedova scalza it as I would have been but I have to admit to thinking Sei la mia vita it's still a pretty great book There Un pequeño asesinato is a 'dirtiness' to the book that I think might be gratuitous but maybe mentioned jacking off on the first page Princess Diana - Her Last Love is a way to capture the reluctant teen readers attention I can see why uptight parents and school boards would try to ban the book not that I agree but yeah there Portugal is some stuff that I was surprised at finding Mairunovich, Vol.6 in a book that Dal diario di Saso: Come sopravvivere ai Calabresi is being aimed to teenagers Then again I might just be living The Shrinking Man in a fantasy world of what makes a novel a teen novel I might be confusing them too much with children books At the novels best moments Count dOrgel it reminds me a lot of the late 1960's movie starring Malcolm McDowell If an amazing movie that I recommend everyone see as soon as possible Both being excellent depictions of the cruelty of adolescence My only real complaint Everyone Can Be a Ninja: Find Your Inner Warrior and Achieve Your Dreams is that a couple of themes are brought Il respiro: Significati e pratica del soffio vitale into the novel early on and then just kind of left hanging there As a mature reader I picked up on where the author was heading with the themes and didn't need for them to be returned to later on Myth of the Maker in the novel but would a teen need to have them explicitly brought out? 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Jerry Renault ponders the uestion on the poster in his locker Do I dare disturb the universe? Refusing to sell chocolates in the annual Trinity school fund raiser may not seem like a radical thing to do But This is one of my favorite books I never read it as a kid but I've read it several times now as an adult and it's still so beautiful The writing is stark and concise and so is the story which is one of the most difficult plots to describe This is one of those where you talk about the theme than the actual story It's the best book about good and evil that exists you tell someone after trying to outline a chocolate sale at a religious boy's school that ends in a sadistic boxing fight I read an interview in which Cormier was asked if he thought the lesson is too dark and he said that it's just the truth The world is evil and there's nothing you can do about it but he thought that trying to fight against it is the most important thing you can do even though you're going to fail anyway On a side note I met him once before he passed away and he was not what I expected For someone who writes such dark stuff it was shocking to meet someone who may have actually been Santa Claus He was the sort of guy who must have been someone's favorite grandpa

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When Jerry challenges a secret school society called The Vigils his defiant act turns into an all out war Now the only uestion is Who will survive? First published in 1974 Robert Cormier's groundbreaking n What a interesting and strange little book I read it because I remembered hearing about people reading it back when I was in middle schoolhigh school I think it may have been reuired reading for some English classes but I am not sure It definitely has the feel of some other books I had to read for school specifically Lord of the Flies and I could see it appealing to a teenager than some of the other reuired reading we hadThis book was released in 1974 and has to be one of the earliest specifically Young Adult novels The Author even mentions that when he wrote it the amount of books written to interest teenagers is small So if you are a Young Adult fan this is your history and worth checking outI said in my first paragraph that this book was strange but it is strange in a good way While written in the realistic setting of an all boys school most of the things that happen are very outlandish and unbelievable In fact it almost reads like a teenage boy's creative writing project Very entertaining but don't go into it looking for a believable storyWant a uick fun read that goes back to the origins of one of the most popular reading genres? Here it is

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