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Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #120 on: March 01, 2012, 10:41:49 AM »

I need a new book. Preferably something like Gone, Divergent, The Maze Runner, etc. Any suggestions?
You should read Scored by Lauren McLaughlin.
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It's in a future society where instead of standardized tests(SAT or ACT) you(with a proper registration) are watched by eyeballs(cameras) that are almost EVERYWHERE, they are hooked to a software program and they know you, how you think, and they score you based on certain qualities of "fitness". Such as Peer Group(interacting with your fellow score groups, which are by 10s, so if you are a 67 then you are in the 60s), Rapport, Behavior(decisions), Determination, etc. The score is a way for anyone to be successful, no matter what their background. After a certain line of score then you get free schooling to anywhere for anything you want to do. Imani is a high scorer who has to question her loyalty and society when she is faced with the decision of dumping her friend who has now fallen in the scores or fall herself, just for staying with her friend who is now out of her peer group.(THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING THOUGH!!)
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Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #121 on: March 01, 2012, 11:00:27 AM »

Huh. Sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out.
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« Reply #122 on: March 01, 2012, 11:02:25 AM »

I love it. Oh and, just a plus, Scott has a review quote of it that is featured on the cover.
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Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #123 on: March 01, 2012, 11:07:41 AM »

Then I must look into reading it! c:
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Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #124 on: March 01, 2012, 12:46:16 PM »

I need a new book. Preferably something like Gone, Divergent, The Maze Runner, etc. Any suggestions?
You should read Scored by Lauren McLaughlin.
What's it about?
It's in a future society where instead of standardized tests(SAT or ACT) you(with a proper registration) are watched by eyeballs(cameras) that are almost EVERYWHERE, they are hooked to a software program and they know you, how you think, and they score you based on certain qualities of "fitness". Such as Peer Group(interacting with your fellow score groups, which are by 10s, so if you are a 67 then you are in the 60s), Rapport, Behavior(decisions), Determination, etc. The score is a way for anyone to be successful, no matter what their background. After a certain line of score then you get free schooling to anywhere for anything you want to do. Imani is a high scorer who has to question her loyalty and society when she is faced with the decision of dumping her friend who has now fallen in the scores or fall herself, just for staying with her friend who is now out of her peer group.(THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING THOUGH!!)
Cool :)

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For Harry Potter fans - Name of the Wind
Ohh!! What's it about?!

http://enwp.org/The_Name_of_the_Wind
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Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #125 on: March 01, 2012, 01:03:28 PM »

THANKS!!
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Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #126 on: March 01, 2012, 01:03:47 PM »

Welkie!
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« Reply #127 on: March 01, 2012, 01:04:13 PM »

 ;D
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« Reply #128 on: March 01, 2012, 01:05:12 PM »

Are you going to read/
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Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #129 on: March 01, 2012, 01:10:28 PM »

I have alot of homworks to do right now but ill see if I can get around to it.
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« Reply #130 on: March 01, 2012, 01:14:05 PM »

Kay
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« Reply #131 on: March 01, 2012, 01:15:27 PM »

Kay kay!  :D
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