OK PEOPLE I NEED YOU HELP!!!!!!!

I just finished reading a book series and I don't know what I am going to read over spring break. So I want to here what your favorite book is and a breif description. I need new books to read before this friday. No Twilight I allready read the series and it was horrible. I will uprate all comments and the person who said the book I choose will get 50% in my next good post that I am confident about. cut off date for 50% is March 25 but you can still get points for comments after that time. remember to get 50% (or more) you need the following.

* Tittle of a good book
* Breif discription
* have it down no later then the 25 of March

There can also be no winner if all the books don't sound good but I don't think that will happen.

  • ember
  • March 22, 2010, 11:07 am
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    The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discworld

    The most popular book series you'll never hear of. Been going over 20 years and now at over 30 novels. Started off as a satire against fantasy fiction in the 80's. They're soooo funny and you can start anywhere in the series and it won't really matter.

    • Ruleb
    • March 23, 2010, 1:15 pm
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    BAWLS

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    Bartimeus Triology by Jonathan Stroud - Follows the life of an orphaned boy dropped into the hands of a wizard who then rises to political power. Quite dark.

    Duma Key, The Green Mile or The Shining by Stephen King - Duma Key documents a family's stay beside the sea, the weather and occurances dictated by the duaghters drawings.
    The Gren Mile is about a man falsely put on death row for murder. Whilst in jail, he uses his healing powers to cure those around him, including the guard. He becomes good friends with the guard, but it is he who must ultimately pull the switch.
    The Shining follows an author suffering writers block as her and his family decide to look after a hotel in the winter months for some extra cash. Snowed in from the rest of the world, Jack (the 'blocked' author) begins to get murderous impulses.

    The Demonata or Vampire Saga by Darren Shan - In the Demonata Saga, we follow Grubs Grady as his life is torn apart by a family demon ritual.
    In the Vapire Saga, we come across a yound Darren Shan and his encounter with the Cirque du Freake and the ever ghostly Mr. Crepsly.

    The Book Theif by Markus Zusak - Death narrates during World War II in Germany. He become particularly interested in the life of one little girl living with her state-assigned foster parents and he addiction to reading. Don't be put off by it's size. The levels of description are unmatched. This is easily one of the most awe-inspiring and enjoyable books ever written. Better than Harry Potter.

    Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - If you haven't read it, you've been in recluse. All about a boy wizard and his experiences at a wizarding school as well as his constant battle with Voldemort, a dark wizard rising to power.

    The Da VInci Code by Dan Brown - The riddle and mystery of the Holy Grail unwrapped in a fast paced book. Starts in the Louvre at the scene of a gory albeit unusual murder of the curator.

    If none of these take your liking, read some classics, like Sense and Sensibility, Much Ado About Nothing or Pygmalion. They not be that interesting, but they are valuable in their age. Also, if you're still at school, examiners like references to them. ;-)

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    'Digital Fortress' by Dan Brown.

    Chillingly current and filled with more intelligence secrets than Tom Clancy, Digital Fortress transports the reader deep within the most powerful intelligence organization on earth--the National Security Agency (NSA)--an ultra-secret, multi-billion dollar agency which (until now) less than three percent of Americans knew existed.

    When the NSA's most classified technological wonder--an invincible code-breaking machine--encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls in its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant and beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power.

    The NSA is being held hostage... not by guns or bombs, but by a code so ingeniously complex that if released it will cripple U.S. intelligence.

    Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Susan Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in. Betrayed on all sides she finds herself fighting not only for her country, but for her life, and in the end, for the life of the man she loves.

    With a startling twist that leaves the agency scrambling to avert the biggest intelligence disaster in U.S. history, Digital Fortress never lets up.

    From the underground hallways of power, to the skyscrapers of Tokyo, to the towering cathedrals of Spain, a desperate race unfolds. It is a battle for survival -- a crucial bid to destroy a creation of inconceivable genius... an impregnable code-writing formula that threatens to obliterate the balance of power. Forever.

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    The Maximum Ride Series, by James Patterson
    Story of 6 genetically modified kids (98%human, 2%bird) so yeah they can fly, who are trying to evade being captured by the bad guys (wolf people and nut job scientists) sound's silly but they really are awesome books :)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximum_Ride

    • SuDoku
    • March 23, 2010, 1:09 pm
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    His Dark Materials 1,2,3
    1 golden compass
    2 subtle knife
    3 amber spyglass

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    Why the FUCK would you read during spring break?

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    The Shadow Children seriesis really good.Its about a futuristic country which suffers food shortages due to a drought and the effects of the government's attempts to control resources as a way to solidify its power. The Population Police enforce the government's Population Law, killing or imprisoning "shadow children," any third child in a family. There are 7 of them so it might take longer than spring break but its worth it.

    • Foghol
    • March 22, 2010, 1:53 pm
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    i agree with peace the lightning theif series is really good im on book 4 :D

    • jonski
    • March 22, 2010, 5:07 pm
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    any warhammer 40k series they are sci-fi combat books http://www.blacklibrary.com/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Library

    the sword of truth series they tried to make a show of this but failed horribly its a fantasy series where it starts there are three lands seperated by walls of death but they fall and allow the dh'arans (prop spelled wrong dont have any of the books on hand) to continue there conquest of the world and it goes from there first book in the series is "wizards first rule"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sword_of_truth

    another series is the "wheel of time" series another fantasy series im feeling lazy so ill give u a wiki page

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wheel_of_Time

    any books by mathiew reilly they are military fiction where you follow either a marine recon named scarecrow or an australian named jack west website is
    http://www.matthewreilly.com/
    ill add to the list later theres way to many books i like to have them all here

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    more books anything by R. A. Salvator he writes fantasy books
    Drizzt Do'Urden series is a good intro
    summery- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drizzt_Do%27Urden

    also anything by Clive Cussler who writes books that take history into present day and twists it to create a story
    - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Cussler

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    "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D Salinger or "Catch 22" by Joseph Heller

    Both amazing books, changed the way I look at life

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    personaly i hated "Catcher in the Rye" because the plot line wasn't clear most of the time albiet the author is an alumni from the school i went to and the book is about the school itself
    never read "Catch 22" though

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    Tell me what you like first, genre?

    • Dannyl
    • March 23, 2010, 1:06 pm
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    slaughterhouse-five, by kurt vonnegut.

    its about a guy in WWII that gets ubducted by aliens and travels through time. I know, it sounds wierd. But its alot of insightful religiose and political references. its a good book.

    1984, by George Orwell. This is deffinately my favorite book of all time. it was written in 1949, so its a futuristic book about "big brother" or the goverment always watching you. this is deffinately a must read. it will really make you think. other books you may think is a good story, but this book will make you think of the world differently. its about a man and how the goverment is really crazy. the wath you sleep and read your thoughts and stuff. he eventually falls for a girl and then the book is all about them and the goverment. its really deep.

    • Zink
    • March 23, 2010, 2:23 pm
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    ZANE these books are amazing mainly because of their sexual content they have great details of what happenes =) not gonna say how i got hooked on to these books... i love my gf lolz

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    one big damn puzzler - by john harding.

    Hilarious and thought provoking.

    enjoy.

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    have you read the cirque du freak series? if you haven't then it is about a kid who is 12 at first,i think. he goes to a circus of freaks and eventually becomes a vampire and joins. lots of battles and some blood and there are 12 books in the series. if you have read them then my all time favorite series that i have read in my whole life is a 3 book series called "vampirates." that series is about 2 twins, 1 boy and 1 girl, who get separated out at sea and will stop at nothing just to get back together. the girl is named grace and the boy is named connor. they are both 15. 1 of them goes to a pirate ship, the other goes to a vampire ship. if you have read both of those series then im sorry i couldn't be of more help.

    • Kings
    • March 23, 2010, 3:55 pm
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    I have read them. The guy who wrote cirque du freak has another series out can't remember how to spell it umm domentiea look up the auther and you should find it. It is a very good series.

    • ember
    • March 23, 2010, 4:12 pm
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    you read both my suggestions?

    • Kings
    • March 23, 2010, 4:33 pm
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    yes. and I bought vampirates... OMG there is three of them skim reading is not good. I have to find the other two!

    • ember
    • March 23, 2010, 4:41 pm
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    Going after Cacciato by Tim O'Brien

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    well then i suggest atherton and the house of power. there are currently two books in the series. it is about a much, much, much, much, smaller world that has 3 levels. i cant quite remember what the top part is callled but i do know that ALL of the people are as rich as people can get and very smart. the king lives and rules up there. i cant remember what the middle part is called either. all the people there are very very poor farmers who get almost all of their food and items taken from them from the rich people. they work for the rich people. the bottom part is called the flatlands. there are no people down there but there are some monster type things that will eat anything that is tossed down. the main character is a 11 year old boy called edgar. the biggest law you can brake in that world is to go from 1 part to another. have you read this book yet?

    • Kings
    • March 23, 2010, 5:04 pm
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    Damn! you beat me to the punch on one of my favorite authors; The Cleric Quintet is a great five part tale that he has written, the dwarfs crack me up.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cleric_Quintet

    • Smokey
    • March 23, 2010, 5:21 pm
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    Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell, the summary on the back is this..... On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous Pakistani border. Their mission: to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader. Less than twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs remained alive.
    This is the story of fire team leader Marcus Luttrell and the desperate battle in the mountains that led, ultimately, to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history. But it is also, more than anything, the story of the men who fought ferociously beside him until he was the last one left. Luttrell recalls their valiant efforts in one of the most powerful narratives ever written about modern warfare-a stirring tribute to his teammates, who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country..............This is actually a true story too, I've read this book many times and it still gives me goosebumps

    • Smokey
    • March 23, 2010, 5:27 pm
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    hahaha. Calvin and hobbes

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    do you think that you would like it?

    • Kings
    • March 23, 2010, 6:09 pm
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    Paul Doswell - Powder Monkey , Prison Ship, Battle Fleet. It's about a boy named same who joins the navy at a young age. its a great series ! :D my favourite books so far. Powder monkey is first and battle fleet is last. its such a great read ! :)

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    Read the Divine Comedy, its the story about a Dantes journey through hell, purgatory, and heaven. the original version is sorta hard to understand so i recommend an abridged version of some sort. its a classic read.

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    Two suggestions:

    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

    A sci-fi novel written about a young boy who is sent to military school (in spcae) to fight off invading aliens. Sounds ridiculous, but is one of the best books I've ever read... the characters are stunning.

    The Road by Cormac McCarthy

    Came out very recently, widely acclaimed as the best book of the past decade. Post-apocalyptic journey through America to find hope, possibly redemption, and maybe even survival. Follows a boy and his father as they encounter cannibals, prophets, thieves and others on "the road." My favorite book.

    Enjoy yourself!

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    well the whole story is based around the week after he got kicked out school and stayed in New York city alone because he didn't want to go home early. I found the plot very clear, you just have to keep in mind that it is narrated by him a couple of years in the future in a mental hospital.

    It's a really good book man, I'd give it another chance. It's not packed with action or anything, it's just not one of those books.

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    Magician by Raymond E. Feist - about a young boy who is brought up in the keep of a town called crydee who discovers magical talents buried deep within him and it leads him across the fabric of space and time two a distant world via a rift very very very good book :) good luck

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    We are in agreement

    • Jozzoh
    • March 23, 2010, 10:51 pm
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    I found it pretty boring. all to his own though

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    Sniper One by Dan Mills is the best book i've ever read.
    It's about a sniper platoon on combat tour in CIMIC house, Al Amarah, Iraq, in 2004. The book follows their incredible true story of life in combat over their 6 month tour. you'll be more than satisfied if you read this.

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    They recently made a video game based loosely on the first section of that- Dante's Inferno.

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    ya i know and i understood how the book was written and why but it was not the kind of book i would read by choice again

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    any book by dale brown is good they are based-sort of in present day and take things that happened then put a twist on them to create a story its military fiction mainly super advanced heavy bombers based out of Dream Land aka a bunch of other things i would suggest you pick up Flight of the Old Dog first because thats his first book and explains alot of what happens later on heres the wiki page on him http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Brown

    also from this point on ill add an author or 2 per day when i can come up with there names and what they have written

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    ok dued it sounds like u are kinda sad if u want a good book go to your local library they are sure to have something u will enjoy.

    but to make a post of this dont ever read a book would be my decision go watch a movie
    if u have read the book the movie is like 2000x better so you like the book jaws? go see the movie it has a 20 foot mechanical shark! book has pages yay! harry potter u get to read spells!
    movie u get to see the spells in action! forget reading books and go watch a movie.

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    Becuse there will be snow outside and I need to look like I'm doing something so my dad and his wife will leave me alone. Oh! did I say wife I ment whore.

    • ember
    • March 24, 2010, 10:11 am
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    the thing is movies leave out alot of important things or twist and alter them to be diffrent which if you read the harry potter books first you would see and you can create your own view of the characters in the books and the movies image doesnt agree with the individuals

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    Read Compound by S.A. Bodeen, it's a amazing book.. it's about a family who survives a nuclear explosion and have to live in a compound for 10 years.

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    THE Rangers apprentice trust me u will fall in love with this series im on book 5 and im hooked its by john Flanagan!

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    lol

    • Jozzoh
    • March 25, 2010, 1:39 pm
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    I am currently reading BADASS a relentless onslaught of the toughest warlords, vikings, samurai, pirates, gunfighters, and military commanders to ever live. By Ben Thompson. Definitely worth a look. I also suggest The Alphabet of Manliness by Maddox. Best alphabet book ever.

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    must know who has won!! and i think im gonna go pick up lightning thief series next time i hit a book store i have seen it but been to busy buying W40K books to get them to try em out but with so many good reviews here ill have 2 try it

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    A maddox fan ey? nice

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    the guy is a professional asshole. what's not to like? I wish he would update his site more often or write another book.

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    He's pretty much quit on his site hasn't he. Have you ever heard of Tucker Max?

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    I also recommend The Hunger Games & Catching Fire.

    :3

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    farther than any man..its about captain james cook

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    The lightning theif 5 books in the series

    • peace
    • March 22, 2010, 12:46 pm
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    My friends told me to check it out. I might go with what you say. It is saposed to be amazing:)

    • ember
    • March 22, 2010, 12:57 pm
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    It is amazing

    • peace
    • March 22, 2010, 1:36 pm
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    I like satirical and horror novels.

    • ember
    • March 23, 2010, 3:34 pm
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    no didn't know it existed.

    • ember
    • March 23, 2010, 5:45 pm
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    I'm not allowd to wach tv or movies where I'm going

    • ember
    • March 24, 2010, 10:06 am
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    ill second Ender's Game and at least speaker of the dead havn't gotten around to reading the rest of that series thats first and 3rd book in the series but i don't suggest reading much other stuff by him i heard its really dull

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    exactly. they messed up cirque du freak. the monkey girl is a lie.

    • ember
    • March 24, 2010, 11:08 am
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    i agree with supermariokid..........by the way,cool name, supermariokid!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Ender's Shadow and the subsequent series is also fantastic, and yes, his only other good book in my opinon is entitled Lost Boys.

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    Ok it's the 25th who wins?

    • peace
    • March 25, 2010, 12:35 pm
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    well i know a book where the main characters are dead at the beginning....and there halfway to heaven and halfway to real life

    • 720Z
    • March 25, 2010, 12:53 pm
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    I don't have time right now I'm only on here for a little bit I'll let you know when I get back I'll give you a hint three people wons name starts with a p might be one of them. and fyi they will get points on a cople of post I make.

    • ember
    • March 25, 2010, 3:26 pm
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    ^
    This.

    The City Watch ones are the best.

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    Aye, specifically Nightwatch.

    But ember said somewhere she likes satire and horror, so something like Carpe Jugulum?

    • Ruleb
    • March 26, 2010, 12:39 pm
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    I saw that, it looks like a god of war look alike, but still awesome!

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    love those books some of my favs

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    they tried to fit all the books into the first and it failed .... badly it made me want to cry i love darren shan

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    sounds interesting. how funny?

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    Ok if you actually end up reading this you won't regret it. You really won't regret it if you read this book


    The Majestic Twelve: The True Story of the Most Feared Combat Escort Unit in Baghdad

    This is a story about a special group of Marines and Soldiers in Iraq. It is 100% true and interesting. He doesn't sugar coat things in the story. He gives a ground troop's perspective of the war that the media won't give you. It is a story of brotherhood, bravery, sacrifice, and selflessness. But I must say that I am kind of biased because one of the main characters in the story is my own father.

    http://www.sharenator.com/A_war_story/

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    MORT!

    • Math
    • April 27, 2010, 1:37 pm
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    before i read post... it seemed like it wanted my attention, has over 70 responses and only 11points. im guessing i lost the game. =S

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    if your dads wifes a whore hes gona be leaving you alone alot you dont have to read. cause stress for him so he has a really to relieve his issues on the whore

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    ummmmm, ok why do i care?

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    TWILIGHT saga!!

    Description: A Stupid Self-Obsessed vampire falls in "love" with a "normal" teen girl. Both of them realize that they love drama as much as they love each other so they put themselves in situations that they dont need to be in. SSO Vampire repeatedly abandons her, leaving her to take advantage of a "were-wolf" that likes her for the good he sees in her but once again she returns to her dramatic ways like the weird masochist she is....blah blah blah more drama....They eventually get married and she continues to abuse the feelings of the "were-wolf" boy..... more drama.... everyone continues a non-living exsitance for the rest of their "lives".

    (sorry, i personally like the books im just not obssessed to the point that "im looking for my edward cullen")

    • Kiiwii
    • March 25, 2010, 9:43 pm
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