An opportunity for Silver Creek High view and discuss books of different genres. It is a forum for Raptor book lovers to share their ideas and stories!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Consciousness Explained by Daniel Dennett

The book is mainly about the author talking about all things that we so far know about the mind and how it works. He analyzed the history and theories of other scientists, but came to the conclusion that we are not yet at the level needed to even come close to explaining how consciousness work. It's a great book to read - abstract and thought-provoking.

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Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin

A great nonfiction book about a man, John, who becomes a black man through medication. He travels through the south, learning how blacks are treated. His journey changes not only his skin, but his entire being.

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Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Stargirl is a story about a normal guy who is struck by the new girl in school, who is zany and completly unique. She stands out, everything from her flower and table clothe desks, to singing on your birthday. Because of her uniqueness she is loved, at first. Later, her peers beceom to ostracize her because Stargirl and Leo (the normal guy) are dating. Leo is ostracized as well. This story is about his struggless


Excellent book! I would recommend it to anyone.

Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Hawksong is about a hawk named Danica. She and her family have been fighting against the serpiente named Zane and his own family. Both royal families are done fighting as to many people have been lost to the war. So the only way for peace would be for Zane and Danica to get married and end the war between the two families.

I give this book five gold stars!

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Crank by Ellen Hopkins

This interesting story proves extremely hard to put down. Crank is a poetry book about a female who gets involved with a drug called crank.

I would definitely recommend this book. I love how this book gave a great perspective through the main character's eyes.

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War All the Time by Charles Bukowski

War All the Time is a collection of very dark and cynical poetry. The poems deal with love, life, death, alcohol and writing.

I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to explore a mature lifestyle.

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Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

Twilight is an intense book that leave you questioning what is going to happen next. One of the most popular books at the moment, it is about Vampires. The beginning is a bit hard to get into, but with all the relationship troubles and mystery you can't help but fall in love with this book!

Bella Swan can't help but draw the attention of Edward. Bella and Edward's relationship struggles on and off through the entire series. Will their love overcome everything else?

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