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Ava Sennett has commented on (10) products.

On the Beach by Nevil Shute
On the Beach

Ava Sennett, August 4, 2012

This is a really well written book. It blends traditional novel with sci-fi to great effect. Examines the different ways people cope with difficult truths. Stands the test of time.
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On the Beach by Nevil Shute
On the Beach

Ava Sennett, August 4, 2012

This is a really well written book. It blends traditional novel with sci-fi to great effect. Examines the different ways people cope with difficult truths. Stands the test of time.
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Pulphead: Essays by John Jeremiah Sullivan
Pulphead: Essays

Ava Sennett, January 2, 2012

I loved this collection of essays. Sullivan is a fantastic writer. His essays are thought provoking, funny (really funny! The lol kind of funny), and informative. He is sympathetic to his subjects, while still remaining critical. My favorite essays were the ones about the Real World cast, the Tea Party, and the Christian rock festival.
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Twenty-One Balloons, the (Pmc) (Puffin Modern Classics) by William Pene Dubois
Twenty-One Balloons, the (Pmc) (Puffin Modern Classics)

Ava Sennett, February 24, 2011

This book is extremely creative! Engaging for kids and adults alike. It has tons of invention diagrams, wild ideas and fun adventures. I read this for the first time when I was 21 (it was a gift) and I enjoyed it immensely.
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Freedom: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen
Freedom: A Novel

Ava Sennett, February 4, 2011

After reading the Corrections I absolutely could not wait to read Franzen's follow up book. While his writing style shines in "Freedom" I found the characters somewhat uninteresting and I felt no real drive to continue reading once I started. I'm glad I did finish it, because the book picks up near the end, but overall I was frustrated and bored while reading this book. It felt somewhat childish and whiny. While The Corrections was a beautiful illustration of family dynamics, and how our families shape who we are as people, Freedom felt like it was merely making excuses and blaming family for annoying personalities.
Read The Corrections first. If you love it read Freedom, its still a pretty good book, just not on the same scale.
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