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Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:39 PM ( #52 )

The Dark is Rising. Enough said.


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Posted 20 March 2009 - 06:38 PM ( #53 )

Just wondering.
Please give reasons. Not just--


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.
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...

-raises hands up- I totally agree about the Warriors. I plan on re-reading the first 6 just so my thoughts of Warriors aren't permanently damaged.

But it's definately not the worst I've read.
The worst books I've read I had to read for school, and they were:

The Luck of Troy
The Golden Goblet

The Luck of Troy had such LOOONG chapters and lame plot that I skipped a few pages and lied about reading a few of the chapters.

The Golden Goblet got mildly interesting in the last chapter. That's all I can say.


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Posted 20 March 2009 - 06:45 PM ( #54 )

"What kind of monster are you"?

Excuse me, no 12 year old girl HAS to fantasize about a fake vampire sweeping them off their feet.

We're not monsters if we don't like a fad.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 07:56 PM ( #55 )

Not Fair, Clare by whatsherface.

It's just dumb D; There is no plot and all this girl wants is for some guys to kiss her. Seriously, how did this get in Red Maple? DD; The world is coming to an end. -sigh-

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 10:14 PM ( #56 )

The Twilight Series.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 10:21 PM ( #57 )

Clifford the big red dog.


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Posted 01 May 2009 - 10:54 PM ( #58 )

Actually, I dunno.

I'm the type of person who only reads books I like. If I start reading a book and don't like it, than I don't bother even reading another word. Haha, so most of the books I've read I like.


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Posted 02 May 2009 - 11:31 AM ( #59 )

The worst book that I've read was " Bridge to Terabithia " ....
and New Moon by Stephenie Meyer.... I still like her, but I don't
really like that book :S.


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Posted 02 May 2009 - 02:06 PM ( #60 )

It would have to be the Twilight series. I havent read the whole series, but I tried.
Here are 5 reasons why:

1. On the back of the book, it says, "First, Edward was a vampire."
Um...Didn't we just spend the first half of the book trying to find out WHAT EDWARD WAS??!!!!!

2. The sparkly vampire thing was one of Meyer's DREAMS. IT WAS A DREAM.
"I woke up (on that June 2nd) from a very vivid dream. In my dream, two people were having an intense conversation in a meadow in the woods. One of these people was just your average girl. The other person was fantastically beautiful, sparkly, and a vampire. They were discussing the difficulties inherent in the facts that A) they were falling in love with each other while :angry: the vampire was particularly attracted to the scent of her blood, and was having a difficult time restraining himself from killing her immediately."
That's exactly what Meyer herself says. Proof: [link]

3. Bella is insane. If she loves Edwart, then why did, when she kissed Jacob, thinks she WAS IN LOVE WITH HIM. WHAT. THE. CHEESE. SHE GOT MARRIED AT 18. AND HAD A BABY. WHAT. THE. CHEESE. AGAIN. She is depressed when Edwart leaves her. GIRLS ARE NOT TOTALLY DEPENDENT ON THEIR BOYFRIENDS. SHE JUMPS OFF A CLIFF JUST TO HEAR EDWART'S VOICE. That is not love, that is insanity. At least Kristen Stewart makes her looks good.

4. Edward is not a vampire. He has no fangs. He can survive in daylight. He doesn't sleep in a coffin. He loves a human. he doesn't drink human blood.

5. The whole thing has no plot. It's just repeating everything we've already heard.


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Posted 02 May 2009 - 06:36 PM ( #61 )

I have a few:

Ralph S Mouse by Beverly Clearly-Loved by many children? Yeah, THREE YEAR OLDS!
The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling-STUPIDEST BOOK EVER! Wow, a kid eats ONE chocolate and everything he puts in his mouth turns to chocolate. EVEN HIS MOM.
Pinky Pye by Elenaor Estes-It just went on and on w/ no plot.

Yes, that last one requiered caps.
Oh, and I am an official in-between on Twilight. And team of Japanese scientists are studying me as I type this.


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Posted 03 May 2009 - 09:25 AM ( #62 )

Oh gosh. I hate The Silver Child by ...um, some author. Really dumb ending. I liked it, but then I finished it, and I was really disapointed. >~<


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Posted 03 May 2009 - 11:10 AM ( #63 )

Amazingly, Twilight isn't the worst book ever.
The plot in Twilight is great, the characters (Edward and Bella mostly) are just awful. Their obsessiveness is annoying 3<

Worst book ever... Rumble Fish by S.E Hinton


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Posted 03 May 2009 - 02:08 PM ( #64 )

Have I posted? Eh. Who cares.

I hate Twilight, but it's one of my least favourites. I really, really don't like Tuck Everlasting by..something Babbit.

It went on and on about how no one in the world should want to live forever. Too bad, I do. It really just dragged on and on, I always skipped to the part when Winnie got kidnapped, and then read nothing else. That's all I like about it.


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Posted 03 May 2009 - 06:23 PM ( #65 )

^ That book was awful. I expected so much more out of it.


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Posted 03 May 2009 - 06:25 PM ( #66 )

... The Twilight Saga. I made it to breaking dawn, but I stopped halfway through. It was bascally just Jacob visiting Bella over and over.. and Bella was sooooo boring. All she does is talk about Edward's beauty and whenever Edward isn't there she complains about something.
With a bunch of werewolf and vampire action scenes randomly thrown in places.
(No offense to anyone who likes it, I'm just not the kind of person who can stand those kind of stories)


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Posted 03 May 2009 - 07:25 PM ( #67 )

The worst books I've ever read would have to be the Twilight series.

Bella is disrespectful to pretty much everyone that isn't the Cullens and she seems so stuck-up, shallow, whiny, and just so special that practically everyone falls head over heels for her including Edward -- and even he can't read her mind because of said specialness. Edward is manipulative and controlling; forging Bella's signature, preventing her from visiting her best friend, and using his eyes to persuade her. Why Bella and Edward "love" each other is beyond me... other than the fact that Edward is hot and Bella smells good. BELLA is also willing to give up everything and everyone to spend forever with Edward... even though she knew him for only a few months. I have a million other issues with these books too, but this is getting kind of long. Sparkling vampires? Please.

Another book I dislike would be 13 Reasons Why. I hated how the Hannah chick pointed her finger at all those people and blamed them for her suicide. The reasons were pretty pathetic... and it was her own fault for doing something so selfish (killing herself).

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 03:32 PM ( #68 )

By Sharon Creech.
The Wole Writing was like this:

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

HAHAHAHA I hated that book.

The Scarlet Letter was unbelieveably boring. Definately the worst I've ever read. I'm lucky my teacher was lazy and didn't force us to finish it.

I'd just like to say that although I did not particularly enjoy anything about Twilight, there are definately just as many books worse than Twilight as there are books better than Twilight.

Edited by Bobo!, 22 May 2009 - 03:33 PM.