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Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »

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The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver

faob, July 27, 2010

In her novel "The Giver," Lois Lowry explores the idea of a false utopia. This utopia is free of violence and hatred because people are all (literally) color blind. Everyone in the village have forgotten the joys of freedom & difference. "The Giver" fallows a boy named Jonas, who has been selected to become the next "Receiver of Memory." With the help of his friend and mentor, Jonas soon begins to see the emptyness and falsehood of the community.
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The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver

faob, July 27, 2010

In her novel "The Giver," Lois Lowry explores the idea of a false utopia. This utopia is free of violence and hatred because people are all (literally) color blind. Everyone in the village have forgotten the joys of freedom & difference. "The Giver" fallows a boy named Jonas, who has been selected to become the next "Receiver of Memory." With the help of his friend and mentor, Jonas soon begins to see the emptyness and falsehood of the community.
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Instead of Education: Ways to Help People Do Things Better by John Holt
Instead of Education: Ways to Help People Do Things Better

faob, July 27, 2010

This book lives up to it's name; It helps people do things better. This book helped me give books a secound chance that helped me see books as being as useful as the internet for gathering resources. It also helped me find books that I could read simply for pleasure.
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The Summer of Riley (Joanna Cotler Books) by Eve Bunting
The Summer of Riley (Joanna Cotler Books)

faob, June 30, 2010

"Who say's a dog is a man's best friend?" asks the pillow on Peachie's sofa. Well, to william, his new dog Riley IS his best friend. How valuable is a dog's life? What about a horses? "The Summer of Riley" raises the question of the quality of human law-is it really as flawless as so many seem to think? How do you deal with loss?
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Wit by Margaret Edson
Wit

faob, June 29, 2010

My school chose "Wit" as a fall play a few years back; this decision later helped me understand what one of my teachers went through. My teacher is different from Vivian Bearing; my teacher has always been a fervent supporter of her students. She continues to fight both her cancer, and global warming. She has already come to the valuable conclusion of what makes life worth living that Vivian strives so painstakingly to find.
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