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#171 AshleyL

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    Posted 09 November 2010 - 07:22 AM

    Sorry this review has taken so long to write. But here it is...finally

    Room: I really enjoyed this book. At first I was thrown by having the story told through Jack's POV, but in the end I think it was interesting and effective. It made me see things that I probably wouldn't have considered if the story were told through Ma.

    The breastfeeding thing didn't seem strange to me. I don't have children, but it seems that Ma had so little that she could give Jack and I think it was a comfort for them both. Also, she probably had to keep it up longer than what would typically be considered 'normal' because I doubt that Old Nick would have bought formula for him.

    One thing I found strange was that Ma had only made one other escape attempt before Jack. Also, I found it interesting that Ma didn't really show signs of Stockholm Syndrome. She was submissive to him, but it was more out of a desire to protect Jack than any Psychological dependence.


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    #172 TonyandTricia

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      Posted 09 November 2010 - 12:38 PM

      I'd like to keep my same suggestion. Looking forward to hearing the next selection!



      #173 Birdie07

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        Posted 10 November 2010 - 07:06 PM

        I kept everyone's same suggestion. Random number generator gave me 11 which is Geralyn who chose Suzanne Collin's "The Hunger Games".

         

        We open book discussion for Sarah's Key on Friday the 12th. We will read The Hunger Games and discuss it on December 12th.

         

        Brief synopsis on The Hunger Games:

         

        In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival.

         

        Happy Reading!!!!



        #174 Banksnelson

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          Posted 10 November 2010 - 07:14 PM

          ooh i just found this thread can i get in on this? I've been wanting to read the hunger games anyway...heard it was good now I have motivation



          #175 Birdie07

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            Posted 11 November 2010 - 06:57 AM


            You sure can! PM me a suggestion for NEXT month's drawing. We give one month for reading. And we just chose The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collin's.


             

            Originally Posted by Banksnelson 

            ooh i just found this thread can i get in on this? I've been wanting to read the hunger games anyway...heard it was good now I have motivation





            #176 Crystalballl

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              Posted 11 November 2010 - 10:20 AM

              Awesome.  Just ordered it.  Look forward to reading it!



              #177 TonyandTricia

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                Posted 11 November 2010 - 11:38 AM

                Cool. I picked up this book about a month ago and have been looking forward to reading it. I hear that you want to read the next as soon as you finish! It was $7 at target if anyone else wants to buy it.



                #178 Birdie07

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                  Posted 11 November 2010 - 11:56 AM



                  This is true! Actually had someone PM me to see if we would read book 2 next. So if you guys read it and want to we could do all 3 books. They are short and fast but totally worth it! We could do a 2 month one this time so we would finish on January 12 instead? Pass the holidays up! There are 3 books..The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. Let me know what you guys think.

                  Originally Posted by TonyandTricia 

                  Cool. I picked up this book about a month ago and have been looking forward to reading it. I hear that you want to read the next as soon as you finish! It was $7 at target if anyone else wants to buy it.





                  #179 lyndsay_h

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                    Posted 11 November 2010 - 04:58 PM

                    I looooved this series!  For you guys who haven't read it yet you're lucky... I had to wait a year between each one for the next to come out!



                    #180 Canadiansandy

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                      Posted 11 November 2010 - 06:57 PM

                      Just picked up the first book today. Doesn't sound up my alley at all, but after all the reviews I've read I can't wait to read it!! This is why I love book clubs :)


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