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Call Me Hope by Gretchen Olson
Call Me Hope

Allie Kanter , May 12, 2011

From family problems to outdoor school, Call Me Hope will always keep your eyes glued onto this book. The main character Hope Elliot struggles to get along with her two-faced mom, who verbally abuses her too much. Call Me Hope takes you along the days in school, where Hope reads The Diary of Anne Frank, as well as learning about how Jews were treated during WWII, where she compares that to her life. She develops a point system for every time her mom decides to call her mean names like, “hopeless”, but that doesn't hurt her as much as the word “stupid”. I thought this book was very well written, but I think it could have gone on a little more, because it kind of left me hanging. This book makes it easy for pre-teens, and teenagers who get verbally abused to relate to. Call Me Hope gets you thinking on what you have in life, like having an “angel mom”, who doesn't treat you badly. It really provokes your feelings by how you see her get treated, and how she just puts up with it.
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Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
Just Listen

Allie Kanter , January 14, 2011

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen is a book about what happens to a teenage girl, Annabel Greene who goes through a lot of drama in her everyday life. The main theme, is teenage drama, because of everything she goes through in the book. It all started out with the falling out with her now, ex-best friend, Sophie. She has a major family crisis, when her sister develops an eating disorder. Sophie always confronts Annabel in a very nasty way, where it always attracts a crowd at school. After one of those confrontations, she meets Owen, a music obsessed freak. "'Silence is freakin’ loud!'" is a quote from Owen, because he went through his parents getting divorced, and when his parents didn’t talk for hours, the silence was even louder than yelling. I actually agree that silence is really loud. This book was amazing, because I can actually relate to this, because I go through friend problems just like she does. The down part about this book is that sometimes, some parts just go on way too long, with details that could be taken out. But overall, I could not put this book down.
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Specials (Uglies Trilogy) by Scott Westerfeld
Specials (Uglies Trilogy)

Allie Kanter , November 30, 2010

Specials By: Scott Westerfield, is the last book of the epic Uglies Trilogy. It takes you on the journey of being a special "Special". A superhuman who is pretty much unbeatable, unbreakable, and has an extremely fierce appearance. In the book, you face challenges with a city, who has no rules on appearance what-so-ever, Diego. With having the "Crims" and the "Specials" following them, the first war in centuries unfolds, which causes danger to New pretty Town. Like they say in the book, "Freedom has a way of destroying things. It doesn't take much convincing to get someone to believe their better than everyone else." So, if you escape being Pretty, you slowly start to destroy the new world, that took a long time to perfect. This book was very intense, with all the emotion, and the five senses being used. I just wish that some parts were written in a way that were more understandable, and less wordy, because some parts were really confusing to read. Overall this book was excellent.
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