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read the darn book

December 1, 2009
By Dynasty GOLD, Rio Grande, Ohio
Dynasty GOLD, Rio Grande, Ohio
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in my american literaturee class we are reading a book called "White Fang". I personally think it's an awesome book. but most of the other students find the book boring and uninteresting. the thing is i dont believe any of them trully know what a good book is. they dont read often and what the do read is crap about the life of gangsters. its very disappointing to know that not one teenager in my class can apprciate the art of writing. also too many teenagers say they dont even like reading, that is just sad. people need to turn of the tv and pick up a book the more a person reads the more they appricate what they read. and i think its an insult to the millions of good writers to have over 50% of the teenage population never even read their books. c'mon people learn something get smart and read a freakin book

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on Jul. 3 2021 at 6:30 am
CrazyCatLady6 GOLD, New Radnor, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"There would be no shadows if the sun were not shining"

Totally agree! I'm the only one, out of all my friends who reads, and it gets rlly boring.... Then my friend told me she had finished a 4 book series in 2 days.... I got so exited..... Turned out the books were Twilight :((

The~Watcher said...
on Jan. 25 2011 at 5:58 pm
People just have different tastes in book. An old book is not necessarily better than a new book- I know plenty of beautiful modern works. Yes, some students are going to dislike White Fang because they're stubborn and narrow minded, but maybe some gave it a chance and still don't like it. I haven't ever been able to read a whole Jane Austin book- not because it looked boring, but because romance makes me want to puke. People are entitled to their own opinions.

schlage GOLD said...
on Nov. 11 2010 at 3:40 pm
schlage GOLD, Erie, Pennsylvania
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It's sad that some people are going to miss out on some really awesome books just because they feel threatened by the size. Just because you might have to take more time to read it doesn't mean it isn't worth it.

on Jul. 19 2010 at 5:38 pm
BooBoo95 SILVER, Spencer, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
-I'm probably the coolest dork you'll ever meet.
-I'm 99% sure he doesn't like me, it's that 1% that keeps me hanging on.
-The woman came from a mans rib, not from his feet to be walked on,not from his head to be superior, but from the side to be equal, under the arm to be protected, and next to the heart to be loved

lol yeah i read the whole twilight series in a day and a half... wonders of reciepts and wally world ;)

on Jul. 1 2010 at 5:52 am
mudpuppy BRONZE, Orangeburg, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Life is like a box of cheese and flower petal sometimes it's soft and sweet, sometimes it just plain stinks. - M.J.

I couldn't have said it better myself!

Chloe-e-e-e said...
on May. 31 2010 at 7:57 am
Could you maybe write this a little better. I completely agree with you, but maybe take some time and smooth out the wrinkles and make it a little easier to read, instead of lumping it all together. Just a suggestion. :)

J. Rae said...
on Mar. 28 2010 at 7:01 pm
I totally agree! I am a huge reader. I can pick up a 700 page book and be done with it in a day. I try to get all of my frieds to read, because it really helps you later on in life! Do you know how huge reading can make your vocabulary? Reading can even teach youlife lessons!
Have you ever read any Jane Autsin books? No? And why? Because they look boring! fyi people, just because books are old doesn't mean they're boring. Old books have such beauty in them that modern books just don't. YOu just need to know how to appriciate a good book.

on Jan. 6 2010 at 7:41 pm
Shambler92 PLATINUM, Buenos Aires, Other
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Im 17 and the only one in my (former) class that appreciated reading and writing. They all consider me to be the intelectual, but thats coz they've never read a book in their lives. it's almost heart-wrenching to see this diminishing in the passion for literature within the youth. and **** man, how can anybody find White Fang (or any Jack London) boring?

Dynasty GOLD said...
on Dec. 14 2009 at 4:05 pm
Dynasty GOLD, Rio Grande, Ohio
11 articles 3 photos 29 comments
no one seems to appreciate readin at all

Lillith BRONZE said...
on Dec. 10 2009 at 3:23 pm
Lillith BRONZE, Frankfort, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them.
Dr. Martin Henry Fischer

I totally agree with you. It seems today nobody has any appreciation for good writing or the classics.