So What Book(s) Are You Going To Read This Week?

September 26−October 3, 2009

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So What Book(s) Are You Going To Read This Week?

Jenn_K
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26 Sep 2009, 21:41 #1

So what will you be reading (or at least trying to find to read) this week? ( September 26−October 3, 2009 )

Let's get some discussion threads going this year! :18: :19:
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johnnyandsodalover4life
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04 Mar 2010, 01:43 #2

I've started reading S.E. Hinton's book "Taming the Star Runner". I was kinda startled to find the amount of language it had though, and that it reffered to grass. O.O
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04 Mar 2010, 02:37 #3

You have to remember the time and place when this book was written. The late 60's and early 70's were a time of when marijuana was becoming a huge problem.
I once did an in depth study of the effects of drug use in the hippie reveolution of the late 60's, and truthfully, I found the information very scary.

I hope this helps.
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johnnyandsodalover4life
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06 Mar 2010, 06:05 #4

I suppose so... But the book came out on 1989. And yeah, I have heard that the hippie era involved quite a bit of drug usage.

Anyway, I finished the book the day I got it. I don't quite understand... what was the meaning of the book? I mean, okay, so Travis has problems at home and stuff, and he loves writting, but there wasn't much about The Star Runner. Frankly, though the writting was good, I don't really see the point of this novel. Am I just blind/ignorant, or was there really nothing to this book? AT least The Outsiders had a splendid, touching moral. What about this one?
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