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Posted 17 October 2008 - 06:17 PM ( #1 )

Just wondering.
Please give reasons. Not just--

"OMG, I HATE WARRIURZ BCUZ IT SUCKS"
"LOLOL I RLLY H8 SHAKESPHERE"
"BOBBY MC BOB IS THE WORST WRITERZ EVAR"
or:
"OMG, TWILIGHT IS SOOO HORIBLEZ, IT HURTS11ONESHIFTONE."

For me, sadly enough, I have to say Warriors... by Erin Hunter. I know, I dislike Twilight, but at least Meyer knows when to stop, and her writing actually has some description, and her characters are likeable... except Edward. Even Bella is half-decent. And I know, I used to run about the roleplay boards posting homages to Erin Hunter and my characters Spottedstone and Stormcloud. -rolls eyes-

I loved, absolutely adored the first six books. It was a lovely balance of love, action, and hilarity. Even with a Romeo and Juliet twist... Silverstream and Graystripe. There was no mention of another series, except for the end of 'The Darkest Hour', I think.
Even when I re-read the first book, I just get absorbed all over again.
But... then The New Prophecy came out. Great, okay.
Manga? Err...
Field guides.
Power of three.
Seekers.
Erin Hunter is leeching this series for all it's worth. And people are buying it. She seriously should have stopped after the sixth book. It had a totally unexpected ending-- I have thought that Tigerstar and Firestar would have an epic fight to the death. But Scourge came in, and that threw me off. Her writing has just gotten worse. It's getting old. She's re-using the same plot devices...
Humph.

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 06:24 PM ( #2 )

Antigua. Antigua is horrible, beyond words. xDD

I only read the preview, actually, but quite, quite awful.


Wait..I think it's called Antigua. Anyways, it's like 3rd grade "WAT I DID FER SUMMER MANZ!" type writing in third person. xD Nuff said.

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 07:01 PM ( #3 )

Sounder. I thought the book would be decent, because it won an award. I was wrong, in my opinion, it was horrible. I mean seriously, the dog came back as a "living skeleton." I didn't get into the book at all.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 09:47 AM ( #4 )

Heartbeat
By Sharon Creech.
The Wole Writing was like this:

I'm Running.
In Barefeet.
My heart is beating.
I am running.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 12:34 PM ( #5 )

The Pearl, by John Steinbeck.
Gawsh, it was so pointless. Kino finds Pearl, Kino is obsessed, trackers want Kino's pearl, people die, Kino kills child. Theme? Something along the lines of things that symbolize hope can be destructive and blah blah blah.
I hated it.

And I greatly disliked Twilight. Bella is just an awful character. No aspirations, no hobbies, no anything. And the vampires like....sparkle. :|
I hate the sparkling most.

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 04:05 PM ( #6 )

Lol.
Bella has no life XD

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 05:31 PM ( #7 )

Geronimo Stilton Lol

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 06:42 PM ( #8 )

Pink Craze, I may be a Twilight fan but the portion of your post dealing with Bella is very agreeable. She may potray the main role in the book, and soon will in the movie as well, but I still find her character to be highly dislikeable at times.
I could make a list of books that I find to be very awful, but I'd rather not at the moment. Later on if I'm in the mood then there's a possibility.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 12:26 AM ( #9 )

Bella is just an awful character. No aspirations, no hobbies, no anything.

Oh my gosh, I agree 100%!... Bella is definitely the most boring character I've ever seen. And I don't really like Twilight in general (yet almost all of my friends are obsessed with it. Ugh...).

And I hate that so many books have a girl main character that's 11 or so and is all like "IM SO COOL CUZ MAI DADDY TAUGHT ME 2 SWORD FIGHT LOLOLOLOL IM GONA RESCUE SOME GROWN UPZ AND MAGICALLY BEAT THE 30+ YR OLD BAD DUDE LOLOLOL WITH HAND 2 HAND COMBATZZZ"
I mean, it's ok the first few times but COME. ON.
Why does it have to be THAT easy to beat the villain!? It just makes books boring and unrealistic. In a bad way.

and Dictionary... I kind of agree with you about Warriors. The first and second series's were really good. But then it went way over the top and started repeating basically the same plot. I stopped reading it after the first Power of Three book because it became boring. Sad, really.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 01:54 AM ( #10 )

If i really didnt like a book, i wouldnt continue reading it.

But anyway, i dont really like the ''Go Girl'' series. Im not sure why, i really didnt like it.

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 02:00 AM ( #11 )

'Back Home - Michelle Majorian' It sucks. Its boring with a happy ending. Grrr. And its so 1950's

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 01:27 PM ( #12 )

The book "The wave" it was so boring and had a bad ending along with "nothing but the truth" The wave was about a replay type thing of the holocaust it's like they were making fun of it when it was a serious issue. Nothing but the truth is about this boy humming the National Anthem and expressing his feelings and his teacher sent him out and suspended him for class disruption really boring and had a terrible ending and didn't answer the important things only the minor things. If that made sense anyway lol.

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 08:17 PM ( #13 )

Idk.....OH um probably that biography I read about Zac Efron. XD This is like exactly how it went.

When Zac was little, ice cream was his favorite dessert! Maybe that's why he's so sweet!

I don't know if it was supposed to be funny, or if it was supposed to make fangirls' hearts stop, but it was downright annoying.

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 08:47 AM ( #14 )

The book "The wave" it was so boring and had a bad ending along with "nothing but the truth" The wave was about a replay type thing of the holocaust it's like they were making fun of it when it was a serious issue. Nothing but the truth is about this boy humming the National Anthem and expressing his feelings and his teacher sent him out and suspended him for class disruption really boring and had a terrible ending and didn't answer the important things only the minor things. If that made sense anyway lol.

Oh, The Wave? I have to read that for school this year.

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 09:13 AM ( #15 )

So far none. :huh: I read a lot of good books like Junie B. Jones and Judy Moody. I'm in 6th grade and still read those books.

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 05:26 PM ( #16 )

The book "The wave" it was so boring and had a bad ending along with "nothing but the truth" The wave was about a replay type thing of the holocaust it's like they were making fun of it when it was a serious issue. Nothing but the truth is about this boy humming the National Anthem and expressing his feelings and his teacher sent him out and suspended him for class disruption really boring and had a terrible ending and didn't answer the important things only the minor things. If that made sense anyway lol.

Speaking of the wave, I watched the movie in my g+t class...the acting was horrible. xD
But parts of it were actually funny though.

Anyways, back on topic. Worst book I ever read?
I've read too many books, I can't tell.

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 06:22 PM ( #17 )

Just wondering.
Please give reasons. Not just--

"OMG, I HATE WARRIURZ BCUZ IT SUCKS"
"LOLOL I RLLY H8 SHAKESPHERE"
"BOBBY MC BOB IS THE WORST WRITERZ EVAR"
or:
"OMG, TWILIGHT IS SOOO HORIBLEZ, IT HURTS11ONESHIFTONE."

For me, sadly enough, I have to say Warriors... by Erin Hunter. I know, I dislike Twilight, but at least Meyer knows when to stop, and her writing actually has some description, and her characters are likeable... except Edward. Even Bella is half-decent. And I know, I used to run about the roleplay boards posting homages to Erin Hunter and my characters Spottedstone and Stormcloud. -rolls eyes-

I loved, absolutely adored the first six books. It was a lovely balance of love, action, and hilarity. Even with a Romeo and Juliet twist... Silverstream and Graystripe. There was no mention of another series, except for the end of 'The Darkest Hour', I think.
Even when I re-read the first book, I just get absorbed all over again.
But... then The New Prophecy came out. Great, okay.
Manga? Err...
Field guides.
Power of three.
Seekers.
Erin Hunter is leeching this series for all it's worth. And people are buying it. She seriously should have stopped after the sixth book. It had a totally unexpected ending-- I have thought that Tigerstar and Firestar would have an epic fight to the death. But Scourge came in, and that threw me off. Her writing has just gotten worse. It's getting old. She's re-using the same plot devices...
Humph.

I'll agree with you on that. I was in love with Warriors during the first twelve books, but then they went a little to far. Plus, it's a sad excuse for Manga.

But what's new? People get hungry for moola and spoil something that was once sweet.

Anyway, knowing me...I have to say Twilight. No explanation. It just makes me ill. <_<

Edited by Aerostella, 26 October 2008 - 06:28 PM.


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Posted 26 October 2008 - 07:49 PM ( #18 )

Well.
Twilight Series.

Because, the character development, the plot, and the general ;everything goes our way in the end' really bugged me.
For the love of god, I could hardly stand to tread the book- I did, because I needed to have a good arguement against all the fans who are like "OMG THIS BOOK SO HAWT I LOVE JACOB/EDWARD/EMMETT/JASPER/I WANNA BE LIEK BELLA OMG." And dont have any reason to tell my why the book is god other than the characters are hot.

Bella, right off the bat, everyone likes her and for no reason.
The vampires are not even vampires, for gods sake- okay, so come of the things in vampires are steriotyped, but come on! They dont even have fangs, she cant bring herself to make them have any faults at all >.>
She even said herself that Bella is what she wanted to be, the person she always wanted to be- She was writing down her lifes wishes, in the form of a fairey tale.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 06:32 PM ( #19 )

The Summer Of The Sky Blue Bikini.

Most retarded book I have ever read. The girl is a total airhead, and cares about nothing but getting a boyfriend.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 06:44 PM ( #20 )

Surviving the Applewhites. It was confusing!

But I <3 Twilight!