Monday, November 28, 2011

adam shulman

  • Question:-I need help choosing a book for summer reading?
    Okayt, so I'm going into 8th grade, and for summer reading they gave me a 2 lists of books, and i have to choose one from each list. The first list is:
    Nonfiction: (name, author)
    across five aprils, irene hunt
    code talker, joseph bruchac
    diary of a young girl, anne frank
    catherine called birdy, karen cushman
    true confessions of charlotte doyle, avi
    adam of the road, erizabeth grey
    woods runner, gray paulsen
    fever 1793, laurie halse anderson
    uncle toms cabin, harriet beecher stowe
    roll of thunder hear my cry, mildred taylor
    within my reach: my everest story, mark pfetzer
    the gadget, paul zindel

    second list: (name, author)
    the grimm legacy, polly shulman
    heir apparent, vivian vande velde
    watership down, richard adams
    running out of time, margaret haddix
    the throne of fire, rick riordan
    ender's game, orson scott card
    the hobbit, j.r.r. tolkien
    incarceron, catherine fisher
    the sword and the circle, rosemary sutcliffe

    SO, which two books do you think i should choose? im used to reading girly books like pretty little liars and stuff, lol. so i have no idea on what book i should choose. help!!(:

    Answer:-I would go with Diary of Anne Frank and Ender's Game. Both are really good, Ender's Game is one of my all time favourite and since most of the books in the fiction list seem to be sci-fi/fantasy it is a good book to get into the sci-fi genre. It is like light sci-fi, but really good.
  • Question:-Which of these books would you prefer? look inside, theres a list?
    which book & why?
    The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury
    Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
    The Friendly Persuasion, by Jessamyn West
    The Fantastic Voyage, by Isaac Asimov
    I Am the Cheese, by Robert Cormier
    Death Be Not Proud, by John Gunther
    Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes
    All Creatures Great and Small, by James Herriot
    The Teahouse of the August Moon, by John Patrick
    My Name is Asher Lev, by Chaim Potok
    Where Are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark
    And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie
    Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer
    Tuesdays With Morrie, by Mitch Albom
    Dracula, by Bram Stoker
    Rocket Boys (October Sky), by Homer Hickam
    The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros
    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
    Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster, by Jon Krakauer
    The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
    West Side Story, by Irving Shulman
    I, Robot, by Issac Asimov
    Gifted Hands, by Ben Carson

    Answer:-Lord of the Flies, great book. I love reading about the boys and how they would deal with things when civilization isn't there for them. Also if it's for school it's one of the easiest books to write reports on because there's so much symbolism in it.

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