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Old 07-29-2013, 03:19 PM
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I know that the title sounds intensely boring but I think this might be a some what successful thread. Maybe.
It's about lessons and morals in books (I know still boring). You can talk about things a certain book made you realize. For example, I just finished a book called Three Cups of Tea. It's about a man named Greg Mortenson who builds schools in Pakistan and Korphe and a few other places. It made me look at things differently. I am really lucky. I have a school to go to, I have a house to live in with electricity and plumbing. I'm lucky just to be doing this right now. It slips my mind sometimes that some people don't have those things. I always think of what I have as necessities. But the people in Pakistan, Korphe and Afghanistan get by just fine. In fact some of them think of themselves as lucky. I just think that Greg Mortenson is a really inspiring person who made a difference in my mind. The book was really good and I recommend it.

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Old 07-29-2013, 04:14 PM
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I like this thread. Thanks for making it.

I can think of a book/movie that I read/saw that fits this thread. It's called Coraline, and it's about this girl that just moved away from her friends to an apartment with her parents, who don't pay much attention to her because they spend more time working on their at-home job. She wishes for better parents and then finds a little door that leads to a parallel world, except everything -parents, food, neighbors, her room, etc- is better, but it's a trap. The moral is to be careful about what you wish for because if you aren't you don't know where you'll end up.

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Old 07-29-2013, 04:32 PM
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I like this thread. Thanks for making it.

I can think of a book/movie that I read/saw that fits this thread. It's called Coraline, and it's about this girl that just moved away from her friends to an apartment with her parents, who don't pay much attention to her because they spend more time working on their at-home job. She wishes for better parents and then finds a little door that leads to a parallel world, except everything -parents, food, neighbors, her room, etc- is better, but it's a trap. The moral is to be careful about what you wish for because if you aren't you don't know where you'll end up.

I'll probably post again later.
I've read Coraline and I thought it was really good!
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:57 PM
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I've read Coraline and I thought it was really good!
I've read the book and seen the movie. I love it!
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:08 PM
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NO

NOT THREE CUPS OF TEA

LIES
ALL OF IT
LIES

I do not like Greg Mortenson. I do not like Three Cups of Tea.
https://www.byliner.com/jon-krakauer...cups-of-deceit
Read the excerpt.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:12 PM
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NO

NOT THREE CUPS OF TEA

LIES
ALL OF IT
LIES

I do not like Greg Mortenson. I do not like Three Cups of Tea.
https://www.byliner.com/jon-krakauer...cups-of-deceit
Read the excerpt.
*points* Yes. Thank you for clearing that up. Someone needed to say it.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:51 AM
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The Fault in Our Stars promptly changed my life.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:22 PM
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NO

NOT THREE CUPS OF TEA

LIES
ALL OF IT
LIES

I do not like Greg Mortenson. I do not like Three Cups of Tea.
https://www.byliner.com/jon-krakauer...cups-of-deceit
Read the excerpt.
I don't really get it. Can someone help me out?
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--The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:01 PM
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I don't really get it. Can someone help me out?
aslgkjasehf HE LIED
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:57 PM
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Hwut.
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