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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Follow Friday #26



This Weeks Follow Friday Question:
Summer Reading. What was your favorite book that you were REQUIRED to read when you were in school?
 
Hmm... lets see. I would have to say that it was Go Ask Alice By Beatrice Sparks and Anonymous. 


January 24th After you've had it, there isn't even life without drugs... It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game. Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city. It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence, her youth -- and ultimately her life. Read her diary. Enter her world. 
You will never forget her.  For thirty-five years, the acclaimed, bestselling first-person account of a teenage girl's harrowing decent into the nightmarish world of drugs has left an indelible mark on generations of teen readers. As powerful -- and as timely -- today as ever, Go Ask Alice remains the definitive book on the horrors of addiction. 
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Ah! Literally you will never forget her. It has been so long since I read this novel, but I have never forgotten it. This is such an amazing and haunting novel. I seriously love it. I am pretty sure that we did read it in 8th grade, but I do know for sure that the first time I read it my mom bought it for me to read. So just in case I didn't read this as a mandatory read, though I think I did, I will add my second favorite mandatory read...
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That would be The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short of "social") has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back. Ponyboy is a greaser, and he;s always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against the gang of socs for the sake of his fellow greasers -- until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc. The murder gets under Ponyboy's skin, causing his bifurcated world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc or a greaser. This classic, written by S.E. Hinton when she was 16 years old, is as profound today as it was when it was first published in 1967. 
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Yes, definitely my second love. And definitely one of my favorite movies =D I read this one the same year as Go Ask Alice. She was definitely one of my favorite english teachers =D 
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35 comments:

  1. Wow! Great choices. The Outsiders was great, and I still have to read Go Ask Alice. New GFC follower!
    This is my FF. Follow back, please?

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  2. Donna/BLHmistressJuly 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    omg! I can't believe I forgot The Outsiders, I should have picked that one it was my fave in High School

    My FF

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  3. Now your school reads sounds loads better than what was required at MY school. So unfair, haha.

    Old follower & thanks for stopping by my FF :0)

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  4. The Outsiders was one of my picks! I wish we'd have read Go Ask Alice in school! It was a great one too!


    My TGIF / Follow Friday!

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  5. Much better than the boring crap I had to read!! :)

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  6. Thank you and of course ill follow back =D

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  7. How can you forget it!! lol Thank you for stopping by =D

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  8. Just that year in 8th grade was good lol. amazing teacher =D


    You are very welcome and thanks for returning the stop!

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  9. Just that one year was that good. All the rest was boring crap except senior year we could pick off a list and I choose the catcher in the rye =D

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  10. I've never heard of Go Ask Alice before! It sounds really cool though.


    New follower!
    My FF

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  11. Brunette LibrarianJuly 26, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    I never actually got to read Go Ask Alice, but I remember all of my friends just devouring this book :)
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

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  12. Ah you must read it! So good!


    Thanks for following =D

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  13. You gotta get to it! lol Thanks for stopping by =D

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  14. The Outsiders is also on my list! I really want to read Go Ask Alice. Old Follower!


    Feature & Follow | TGIF Lisa @ Shatterbooks

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  15. You have to read it!


    Thanks for stopping by =D

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  16. I don't understand how people cant =]

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  17. Jessica@a GREAT readJuly 27, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    Nice! Don't think I had to read that one. I remember the Outsiders from grade school or middle school. Cannot recall which!

    Here's my Friday Hops



    Have a GREAT weekend!



    Old Follower :)

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  18. Happy friday! Hopping through!





    New follower!


    ~Keegan Shayne


    http://thepaperparadise.blogspot.com/2012/07/feature-follow-3.html

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  19. Have a great weekend as well =D

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  20. Thanks for stopping by and following =D

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  21. I have not read Go Ask Alice but I keep meaning to... I'm a new follower. Ashley Booksaremylove.blogspot.com

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  22. Michelle L. LynnJuly 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    I have heard of the outsiders, but not the other one. It was so long ago for me, this one has been hard. :) Old follower
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  23. I've not heard of Go Ask Alice, but I loved the Outsiders (and the movie was filmed in my hometown and high school.
    I'm a new follower via GFC. You can find my FF at
    http://madhatterreads.blogspot.com
    I'm having my blog launch and Giveaway!

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  24. I've not heard of Go Ask Alice, but I loved the Outsiders (and the movie was filmed in my hometown and high school.
    I'm a new follower via GFC. You can find my FF at
    http://madhatterreads.blogspot.com
    I'm having my blog launch and Giveaway!

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  25. Can't believe I have never read either one of these books!!! Yikes!!

    Angie
    Angela's Anxious Life

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  26. Thanks for the follow! And you need to read Go Ask Alice! lol

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  27. Yea, I am sure there were others I loved, but these two are the only memorable ones. Thanks for stopping by!

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  28. That is so awesome! Thank you for the follow!!

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  29. Ah! You need to!! Thanks for stopping by =D

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  30. I really want to read Go Ask Alice...sounds absolutely brilliant. I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Outsiders :D Even though I didn't read it for school...great post and I'm new follower :)


    Rabiah
    Confessions of a Readaholic

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  31. My Summer read was...Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe
    Hi,
    I found you on Follow Fridays Hosted By
    {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}. I am a New Follower, Please
    Follow me back.
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  32. Thanks for the follow!! And you must read Go Ask Alice!

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