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Title: Miscellaneous Book Reviews
Posted: October 08, 2007 (06:35 PM)
The Outsiders (by S.E. Hinton):
It's been a long time since I've read this one, and, coming back to it, I realize what a good book this was. It was the first real look at gang life in the durty South, and the lifelike characters really made the story come alive. It was a little... unrealistic, though. I mean, gangsters who rarely swear, don't wear tatoos, and don't cut themselves? Oh, well, all that came about in the '80s and '90s. 9/10.

Sphere (by Michael Chricton):
Like the previous novel, I had read this book a while back, but only now reread it. While unrealistic in places (Time travel? Controlling stuff with thoughts? Giant squids attacking undersea habitats? Uh, no), it was a great drama that was thrilling and fast-paced. 9.5/10.

Pay it Forward (by Catherine Ryan Hyde):
Dang, this book was hokey. Touching, and a good read, but hokey. 8/10.

NOTE: It was good enough to get a 9, but I hate hokey books, so it lost a point. Still great and moving, though.

honestgamerUser: honestgamer
Posted: October 08, 2007 (07:02 PM)
I loved "The Outsiders" and I've probably read it 10 or 20 times. I first got it in the third grade and it was just such a great book. Have you read "That Was Then, This Is Now?" Also a good book by S.E. Hinton, with a cameo reference.

GenjUser: Genj
Posted: October 08, 2007 (07:47 PM)
I loved Sphere when I was in Junior High. Somehow I doubt I'd like it as much today.

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