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    adventure that dives deep into the Tartarus, you will find yourself gripping your seat. 7. Wonder by R.J.Palacio Wonder is number one Best seller on the New York Best Sellers List. It is the book that inspired the Choose Kind Movement. Over 3 million people have read this book, and fallen in love with August Pullman a 10 year old boy who likes Xbox and Star Wars. August Pullman is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. He is home schooled, and joins public school for fifth grade. He is not the only one changed by the experience. August Pullman’s internal dialogue and interactions with family and students hold true. This is a rare gem of a book. 6. The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry A 1994 Newbery Medal winner, The Giver, by Lois Lowry has become one of the most influential books of all time. It is a haunting story that centers on Jonas, a twelve years old boy who lives in an apparently ideal if colorless world of contentment and conformity. He only begins to understand the dark and complex secrets surrounding his fragile community when he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of memories. This is an intriguing and profoundly thoughtful story. This is a wonderful book written by a highly versatile and inventive writer. 5. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowlings Harry Porter had never even heard of the Hogwarts Magic School when his admission letters started dropping on the doormat at number 4, Privet Drive…

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  • The Importance Of Individuality In The Giver By Lois Lowry

    What would it be like if you lived in a world free of war, fear, or pain? Where everything is perfect and under control? What if you did not have the freedom to make your own choices? What can we learn about the importance of individuality by reading The Giver by Lois Lowry? The dystopian novel follows the life of a young teenage boy, Jonas, and his impact on the area he lives in, called the Community. In the Community, everything is perfect. Jonas’s lives, and all of his community members’, are…

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  • What Is The Purpose Of Animal Farm

    Animal Farm is the Orwell’s least personal of all of his writings. It is due to the unknown narrator who is notable for being prejudiceless and eccentricity. It is the only Orwell’s work where the author is not a major character or a narrator himself. The story is set in an unspecified time period and without many historical references but it is a short allegorical, satirical fable on the political situation around Russian Revolution which was, assumably, the time setting of the story, and it…

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  • Juror 3 Analysis

    The formation of the group is more in task orientation which all twelve jurors have common goal to be achieved. In the movie, the jurors are choice based on difference background and experience and the reason for the teams form is to fulfil his civic duty and social responsibility. The jurors have no relationships between each and other and they will not retain any relationship after the trial. It clearly show the negotiation process is a one off with served the short term purpose. The…

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  • The Theme Of Friendship In Holes By Louis Sachar's Holes

    ”A lot of people don 't believe in curses. A lot of people don 't believe in yellow-spo 'ed lizards either, but if one bites you, it doesn 't make a difference whether you believe in it or not.” With a cursed family that follows generations; one boy is destined to change it all. Stanley Yelnats, aided by history, let’s his future become apparent. A story that represents an everlasting friendship is brought together by fate. Holes takes us through Stanley’s life as the kid who has always been in…

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  • Discrimination In Shashi Deshpande's The Dark Holds No Terrors

    GENDER DISCRIMINATION IN SHASHI DESHPANDE’S THE DARK HOLDS NO TERRORS Sarikhada Pradip Ph.D. English Scholar Rai University, Ahmedabad :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Shashi Deshpande’s novels are strong voice for the women’s cause. In her novels, Women are seen under the patriarchal clutches but her women try to liberate themselves from that suffocating male-dominated environment. This paper explores the themes of…

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  • The Giver Utopia

    A Desirable Place “It’s the choosing that’s important, isn’t it” (Lowry). In The Giver by Lois Lowry, the community is designed to be a utopia, where other people decide fate, and keep the citizens from discovering the truth. In this community, the previous memories are taken away, leaving every citizen the same, no love, color, music, or freedom. The article “Haiti in Crisis” by Bryan Brown and Patricia Smith, is about a country that lives with endless disaster, sarvation, and it has a weak…

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  • Materialism In Fahrenheit 451

    (AGG) Things have been lost, forgotten, and damaged, yet the people in Fahrenheit 451 have always known where these things are, as it is the only thing they care for. (BS-1) They have a desire for possessions which is shown throughout the novel, mostly using technology. (BS-2) Relationships and happiness have been substituted with these material items. (BS-3) Traits that have been lost have been restored once people have been distant from artificial items. (TS) In the novel Fahrenheit 451, the…

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  • Comparing Dystopian Literature In The Giver And Anthem

    Teens love that Dystopian Literature Throughout the years, teens have favored different types of literature; thus, teens are able to find their favorite type and dive into it. After Harry Potter and other types of fictional series had their time in the spotlight, but a new type of literature has come into it’s place. A darker, more serious matter, is in favor of teens, dystopian literature. Apart from utopian societies, dystopian societies show a darker, more sinister type of literature, which…

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  • The Westing Game Character Analysis

    One Murderer. One Game. Sixteen heirs. All these things are involved in the Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. When Sam Westing dies, his will is very different than you might normally hear, to get the inheritance, 16 heirs compete to figure out who killed Sam Westing, the heirs all get paired and get one set of clues each. They all have to figure it out by a deadline or else none of them will get the inheritance. When reading the Westing Game it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. The…

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