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Great MUST READ books with powerful messagesI know there are so many books to choose...

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shubh4ever2 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted December 6, 2010 at 1:34 PM via web

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Great MUST READ books with powerful messages

I know there are so many books to choose from but any way which book do you think is really good. For my 10th grade HN class i have to pick a book with above 100 pages and lots of literary elements. I am not into books but when I tend to like books which keeps you thinking until the end and after the reader finishes he/she still keeps thinking about the book. Any book which i could read in a WEEK WITH LOTS OF LITERARY ELEMENTS WHICH ALSO KEEPS YOU THINKING TILL THE END. LIST YOUR TOP THREE CHOICES. Please give me one sentence on why i should read that book.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted December 6, 2010 at 1:56 PM (Answer #2)

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If you don't like to read and you want something that is short but makes you think, I would go with Of Mice and Men.  This is a book that is famous and well respected but is not too hard to read.  The plot is simple but interesting.  There is a lot to think about because you have to wonder about the relationship between George and Lennie and about why Curley's wife stays with him and about why she acts as she does towards the other men and on and on.

I think there are enough relationships and tensions and moral issues in the book to keep you thinking and yet the book is short enough to be digestible for someone who doesn't love to read.

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shubh4ever2 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted December 6, 2010 at 2:19 PM (Answer #3)

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I does not have to be "short", It just has to be reasonable amount of pages to be acomplished in a week. But i will look into that book, thanks, any other books.

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 8, 2010 at 7:30 PM (Answer #4)

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There are tons of threads about book recommendations.  If you do not get the answers you are looking for here, try searching the discussion forum for "book recommendations" or "favorite books."

10th grade?

  • Elie Wiesel's Night (Holocaust memoir, quick read, full of lit. elements, powerful)
  • Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game (not short but you could read it in one sitting, one of my favorite books, also good for lit. elements, EASY to read, science fiction and adventure)
  • Anything by Mitch Albom (his books are just quick easy reads that have always satisfied me, they do not lack depth nor literary merit, good stories)
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reeja | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted December 17, 2010 at 8:43 AM (Answer #5)

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You can think of Bernard Shaw,s Pygmalion also..

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