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Post  blue. on Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:47 pm

Here's the official synopsis:

"Meet Ed Kennedy—underage cabdriver, pathetic cardplayer, and useless at romance. He lives in a shack with his coffee-addicted dog, the Doorman, and he’s hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence, until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That’s when the first Ace arrives. That’s when Ed becomes the messenger. . . .

Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary), until only one question remains: Who’s behind Ed’s mission?

I am the Messenger is a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists, and love."

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Post  Maggie on Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:50 pm

Oooh! I'm intrigued.

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Post  blue. on Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:06 pm

It's very interesting. It reminds me of Thirteen Reasons Why sans the suicide.
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Post  Shahira on Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:09 pm

Thirteen reasons Why was such an amazing book.
My sister read the Hunger Games trilogy &is forcing me to read them. Still haven't gotten to it though. Smile

I'm currently reading Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver which is pretty good so far. Smile Has anyone else read it?
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Post  Maggie on Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:20 pm

Haven't read that one! And you should definitely read Hunger Games, Fearless. The first book especially is GOOD. And if you like romance of any sort, you'll really enjoy it too.

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Post  Amanda on Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:38 pm

I just finished rereading the Wind on Fire Trilogy by William Nicholson(amazing!), and I'm starting a reread of Sabriel, of Garth Nix. They're some of my inspiration books, to keep me going while I finish the mega rewrites of my first novel. Next to be reread, after the Abhorsen trilogy is done, is The Goose Girl, and then the Ranger's Apprentice series, though I might switch those last two if I need to refresh my knowledge of the workings of bows. That's how I do my research--read authors who've already done theirs. Because I'm lazy like that. Wink

p.s. So as not to present the appearance of sacrilege, I've already checked off Harry Potter on my rereading quest. There's plenty of new books out there that I'm dying to read, but I must wait for the funds to go out and get them.
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Post  Sarah on Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:39 pm

The Messenger sounds really good! I haven't read 13 reasons why but I've been wanting to. I read Before I Fall though and it was so amazing!!!
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Post  Shahira on Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:21 pm

@Lizzy I LOVE romance. Love stories are my favorite. Smile My sister says I'll like it because there's romance in it lol. I'll definitely give it a go.

@Sarah I'm on day three so far &it's just amazing. She really makes the characters come to life.
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Post  Sarah on Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:35 pm

It gets even better the further you get into it! I love day 5 the best (or at least most of it) but the ending... no words, you'll see Smile
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Post  Maggie on Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:45 pm

@FearlessChick - you love romance? READ IT. I get so caught up in it. I cried my way through half of the 3rd book because I was so involved. 'Nuff said, just read it! Very Happy

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Post  sinyr on Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:33 pm

Teen Angst? Naaah... by Ned Vizzini.
I've also read It's Kind of a Funny Story.
He's fun to read.
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Post  Maggie on Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:04 am

I was just researching Ned Vizzini the other day because a movie came out based on "It's Kind of A Funny Story" - would you recommend him?

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Post  sinyr on Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:35 am

I haven't read all of It's Kind of a Funny Story for over a year but I have good memories of it. It's not amazingly mind-blowing but it's enjoyable and has some great ideas I'm jealous of - like the protagonist's hobby of drawing people like city maps, especially their heads and brains. It's about depression, but it's not very dark, or too light. The protag's relatable, it's funny... it's a good book.

I don't know what you're interested in, but I'd give it to someone fairly interested in realistic YA.
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Post  DianaIlinca on Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:31 am

Holy carp fish, this thread exploded, didn't it! The writers I mentioned, waaaaaay back on page one, well, one is new and the other has been around for a while. John Flanagan, author of the Ranger's Apprentice Series, is the one who's been there for a bit. Kevin James Breaux is a debut author, though, again, Soul Born is adult fantasy and not appropriate for the youngins.

I never read the Hunger Games either, though I know I should. At first I thought it was about werewolves and I refuse to pick up anything vampire/werewolf anymore affraid flabbergasting, ain't it? But, after finding that it's NOT about any of that, I have put it on my TBR list Smile
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Post  Maggie on Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:27 pm

At first I thought it was about werewolves and I refuse to pick up anything vampire/werewolf anymore flabbergasting, ain't it?

Not at all! Usually first sign of vampire/werewolf and I've lost interest too.

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Post  Mayaah on Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:37 pm

I'm reading The Picture of Dorian Gray. I absolutely adore Wilde's writing style! <3
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Post  Maggie on Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:36 pm

@Mayaah didn't they make a movie called "Dorian Gray"? It looked kinda scary. I don't know if that's the same thing. What's the book about?

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Post  DianaIlinca on Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:15 am

Not at all! Usually first sign of vampire/werewolf and I've lost interest too.

Oh good, it's not just me then Smile
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Post  Shahira on Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:33 pm

@Sarah Day 5 was really good! I just loved the end of, Day 6, was it? When Kent drives her home. I couldn't believe the end. I just thought somehow things would end different, you know?

@Lizzy I'm such a crier, I'm thinking I'll like it lol. I'll definitely get to it soon. Smile
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Post  Maggie on Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:18 pm

Good! Be sure to let me know what you think.

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Post  Shahira on Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:01 pm

I will! Smile
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Post  Mayaah on Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:21 pm

Lizzy wrote:@Mayaah didn't they make a movie called "Dorian Gray"? It looked kinda scary. I don't know if that's the same thing. What's the book about?

Mmm...I don't know if they made a movie! I have to look it up. But I can see how it could be kinda scary. The book's about this guy named Dorian Gray who is really pure in the beginning, and "sells his soul", so to speak, to keep him young as a picture/portrait of himself grows old and reflects all the bad things he did in life. Wow, that was a bad summary, but I think that's how the story goes. I'm only half-way into it. It's quite psychological and intriguing. Wink
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Post  Maggie on Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:57 pm

Yeah, that sounds about right! It looked like that kind of thing. I always feel so un-writerly when I don't realize a movie was a book. Shocked

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Post  Stephen on Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:50 pm

Lizzy wrote:What's currently half-finished on your bedside table at the moment?

unfinished books?

well I've got:
- the host, by Stephenie Meyer
-le père Goriot, by Balzac
-Pride and prejudice, by Jane Austen
-Waylander by David Gemmell

I think that's all (not sure) xD
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Post  Maggie on Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:48 pm

Wow! *is impressed* Do you read many French books, Stephen? And if so, are there any easy reads you could recommend? I should probably be adding French (fiction, please) to my repertoire.

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