so i need a book that i would be able to find a lot of info bout online

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for my lit class i was supposed to do this book report, i have to present it on monday... i dont even have a book yet. So what I've decided to do is to find a book then just google all the information i need (plot, settings, characters, etc.) and just put it all together without actually reading the book. The problem is that I don't know of a lot of books. So I need a book that would be on level for a 10th grade honors lit class and one that i can find a lot of info about online.

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#3
why dont you pick up old man and the sea by ernest hemming way. you could read it in an hour and half, two tops, then do a proper job on your book report.

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#6
lol... oh yeah i also have to relate it to a school subject, the ones ive already done are math, science and geography and it cant be about literature, there is an "other" section. so if you can figure out a way to work books around to that subject.
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#7
The Catcher in the Rye has sooo much stuff about it online.. its kinda long though. The Great Gatsby also does, and it's shorter.
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#8
Do Animal Farm by George Orwell. Plenty of info, and just relate it to a political science class.
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#9
^i cant do animal farm, i did it earlier in the year
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^i cant do animal farm, i did it earlier in the year

To Kill a Mockingbird, and relate it to a history class then.
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#11
Mein Kampf
Relates to Political/History/Autobiography class.
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To Kill a Mockingbird, and relate it to a history class then.

we read that last year and i absolutely hated it haah
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#15
actually we have to read the great gatsby over the summer for Honors American Lit next year, so im not gonna do that one...
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#17
i'd prefer it if it was a short book, it would be easier to summarize probably.
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#18
Alright because I was going to say the Autobiography of Malcolm X.

What about plays? I'm kind of a Shakespeare fan. The Crucible by Arthur Miller is pretty interesting as well.
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i hate plays haha =/
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#21
a clockwork orange? its only like 200 pages long and the text is huge and there are many info sources of whatever on it. plus its a good book but the slang might throw you off if you really want to get into it fast
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#22
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i hate plays haha =/

Read some Marcus Garvey or some W.E.B. DuBois...
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#23
Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde...you could link it into a class that deals with how people in society are viewed and talk about how they were viewed in the Victorian era?
Though you are from America, if you can make it work I say that.
If not, An Insepector Calls by JB Priestly, same idea for the linkage though, but it's a play set in the UK

aaaah 'Of Mice and Men' ...history.
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I can't think of anything else right now

EDIT:
Jekyll and Hyde is only 88 pages long
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#24
read jekyll and hyde at the beginning of the year =/. a clockwork orange seems a bit complex for me to form a summary of considering i wont be "reading" the books
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read jekyll and hyde at the beginning of the year =/. a clockwork orange seems a bit complex for me to form a summary of considering i wont be "reading" the books


Ok, well 'Of Mice and Men' seems like the best bet, in my opinion, only about 200 pages max. (If my memory serves me right) and a **** load to talk about.
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Ok, well 'Of Mice and Men' seems like the best bet, in my opinion, only about 200 pages max. (If my memory serves me right) and a **** load to talk about.

Or any Steinbeck for that matter. Steinbeck is such a good author.
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#27
He's an amazing author.
On a less conventional idea, could you analyse a poem?
#28
I second the "Of Mice and Men" recommendation.
It ticks all the boxes and it;s only a hundred and six pages long.
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#29
Seconding To Kill A Mockingbird. It's not too long and is easy to relate to history/social studies/whatever your school calls it, so you could read it today (any library worth the name should have it) and write the paper tomorrow. An appropriate theme to pick out of it that has modern stuff to relate back to the book would be minorities and the justice system.

BTW, whatever you choose, you might want to mark things you think would be relevant to your paper with stickies as you're reading since you won't have a lot of time to go back through the book.
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#30
no it cant be a poem and i've said i already read tkamb
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#31
one idea I came up with yesterday is on 'Of mice and men'. You could relate human nature to the hierachy you see in nature.
The boss that everyone looks up to, the alpha female (Curly's wife) that nobody respects but daren't insult, the disabled guy who has no real use but the rest of the workers look after him anyway and then the general workers.

Just a thought.

EDIT:
There are more that can be seen but you should find them yourself, this idea can link to Steinbeck's use of animal imagery
#32
this isnt really an analysis so much as it is just telling a summary and about the characters and settings, not the underlying allegory of the book haha
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#33
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no it cant be a poem and i've said i already read tkamb



Crud. Would Brave New World work? I read it in 10th grade honors back in the day.
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#34
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this isnt really an analysis so much as it is just telling a summary and about the characters and settings, not the underlying allegory of the book haha

Its still a good, short book. You could do some brown nosing and analyze it anyway.
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#35
aaah right I see, Of mice and men would be ok, there aren't many places-just the ranch and 'pool'.
same characters pretty much all the way through.
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#37
religion isnt a school subject...
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#38
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religion isnt a school subject...



Haha, you're so hard to please. After every suggestion its, 'no, not that for x reason' lol.
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#39
i know =/ i just need something simple that i can relate to history or some other type of social study
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#40
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religion isnt a school subject...


it is if it ties into what the book is about. obviously.

furthermore, why not just read a book. there are plenty of short books in the world. i mean you've got a whole day to read it in! that is a lot of time.
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