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I have an oral book report that is due in a few weeks and I would like your recommendations of any good books you know. Keep in mind however, it needs to be on level with an honors 10th grade lit class, and I would prefer something in the fantasy adventure or sci-fi genres. So shoot me your ideas!

EDIT: I also hate books that are too allegorically complex X( (i'm not good with symbolism and ****)
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you could read Dune.
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read one of the Halo series of books, but if you do, i recomend starting witht he first one, The Fall Of Reach, it takes place before teh game, and kinda tells you how master chief came to be, and even if you havn't played hte game, it's still an amazing story
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#11
lol, oral.


right, now thats out of the way....


...erm, dont read a lot of books, sorry!


1984?
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#12
haha from i think dune is a bit TOO long for this
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Quote by C.C. Deville
I have an oral book report that is due in a few weeks and I would like your recommendations of any good books you know. Keep in mind however, it needs to be on level with an honors 10th grade lit class, and I would prefer something in the fantasy adventure or sci-fi genres. So shoot me your ideas!

EDIT: I also hate books that are too allegorically complex X( (i'm not good with symbolism and ****)


You said ORAL!
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haha from i think dune is a bit TOO long for this


nonsense. I read it in a week
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oral

olololololol

Anyway, do something short and easy to analyse in detail; also rather obscure and uncommon.

Something different, interesting and very thought provoking (on so many levels) would be "Roadside Picnic". You'll see about the title. A great sci-fi story, from which the STALKER movie and game are based. It's not overflowing with symbolism, like you said. It spends much more time developing themes and raising questions, if that makes sense.

Even if you don't report on it, read it anyway. It's great. I think you can find it as a free e-book too.

EDIT: OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOGM THEY ARE MAKING A FILM OF IT!!!! Starring John Travolta, of all people.
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Sabriel

I thought it was good. There's Lirael and another one which I forget the name of after.

Edit: Abhorsen is the last! Doubt it's spelt that way though.
#18
I second on Life of Pi

idk how simple the book can be (cause this one is a bit, not severly under youre level, but i liked it for some reason) but i liked the book Shades Children, i did a report on it last year and got detention for ending the report "oh, and here's a count of how many times they said f**k in the book =]", but clearly you dont have to be dumb and do that haha
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Northern Lights? Reasons: amazing book, fairly short with some great concepts and inventions.
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#20
anything by Michael Crichton, I recommend The Andromeda Strain, Timeline, State of Fear, and Jurassic Park
Anything by Isaac Asimov, I recommend Caves of Steel, The Foundation Trilogy and The Stars, Like Dust.
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
LOTR
and if you wanna get a little rough, Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
#21
I have one due in a month or so for 10th grade British Lit. class.

I read Heroin Diaries.
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i'm kinda liking "a clockwork orange" it seems like something i would be interested in but after reading some reviews it seems like the slang in the novel is hard to get by. Any opinions on that?
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#23
Enders Game.
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#24
If you're into scifi read some Philip K Dick.
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep is a bloody good read.
Better yet, read I Am Legend, my Richard Matheson.
#25
The Stand, Cell, Christine, Misery, Carrie etc...All by Stephen King.
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If you're into scifi read some Philip K Dick.
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep is a bloody good read.
Better yet, read I Am Legend, my Richard Matheson.

im guessing thats what the movie coming out is based on... seems interesting ill look into it
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im guessing thats what the movie coming out is based on... seems interesting ill look into it



Read Enders Game. Just go do it. Now.
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#29
Definitely Agree with Enders Game by Orson Scott Card

Great read, and I recommend picking up the other books in the series as well. I'm on Xenocide myself, book 3.
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A Brave New World...
Clockwork Orange
1984

also a book that is really gaining popularity at the moment is "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini, the first novel published in English by an Afghani writer. Takes place in Afghanistan and brings marvelous perspective to things happening in the Middle East today. He just released another book which I haven't read but The Kite Runner was really good so I'm going to go after it.. think it's called like "A Thousand Splendid Suns."

Anyway, good luck.
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man so many good looking books suggested here haha idk which one to go with
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#32
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man so many good looking books suggested here haha idk which one to go with



Enders Game.
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Life of Pi, just cause it's an amazing read.


I want to read that book so bad...

Anyway, I would go for A Clockwork Orange. It's my favorite book, but you may find yourself re-reading parts of it 'cause of the nadsat. It's not hard to understand though, and you'll get a feel for it as you read the novel. That was one of my favorite parts while reading it.

Dune is also good. Read it! And maybe Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. Or if you want a more comical approach, pick up Slaughterhouse 5 or Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.
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i'm kinda liking "a clockwork orange" it seems like something i would be interested in but after reading some reviews it seems like the slang in the novel is hard to get by. Any opinions on that?


It can be bemusing at first but after a few chapters the language is quite easy to understand. It's an amazing book though.

I think you'd like Fight Club too... read both!
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1984 BY GEORGE ORWELL

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I concur. If you want a fantasy book but with lots of references to the actual real world, try any of the Discworld series. His latest book, 'Making Money' is spookily similar to what's happening in Britain right now. His best book is probably 'Thud!' though.

Other sci-fi type books that might be useful to you are 'Brave New World' or 'Slaughterhouse 5'.
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