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What is this?

Welcome to the East Hollywood High School reading list and comment threads.

Follow the link at the top of the page to find the list of approved books you can choose from.

After you’ve read your book, write up a review according to the parameters set by Matt or Mike, and come here to post it in the comment thread for your class.

Don’t forget to browse your classmates’ comments to help you find your next book!

Happy reading.

— Matt and Mike

PS: Our reading list is a work in progress! By “work in progress” I mean Mike is working on it while I (Matt) “progress” to the Sev to buy Slurpeeeees. What I’m saying is, we love suggestions. So, students, random blog readers, creepy high-school-kid stalkers who are reading this: Send along your suggestions for high-quality reads that can capture the fickle attention of the average high school kid and we’ll consider adding it to the list. Cheers!

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  1. Aleinna Smith
    November 19, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Aleinna Smith

    The Other Boleyn Girl a novel based upon the reign of King Henry VIII, an excellent portrayal of a fascinating era in English history. From the moment Anne and Mary could walk they were taught how to charm for money and status. Soon after Mary is arranged into a marriage at age fourteen, she is put forth for the King. The English Court becomes a puppet to the wants of King Henry, as the Boleyn family pawn the king and others status. Annulling the marriage between Henry and Katherine of Aragon breaks England from the Roman Church.
    “Whatever she needs to ensnare the king, you give her. Whatever arts she needs, whatever goods she should have, whatever skills she lacks, you get them for her. We are looking to the two of you to get her into his bed. Don’t forget it. There will be great rewards. But if you fail, there will be nothing for us at all. Remember it.”(pg. 30) From the beginning Philippa Gregory shows how the Boleyn family is willing to sacrifice anything for status. It’s a page turner because the intensity builds from the family gambling their lives as the stakes get higher. There’s really nothing I can find to change about Philippa Gregory’s writing. The story is intriguing and she portrays it brilliantly.

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