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    my inglish teacher ask me to pick one of these books

    Black and blue, Anna Quindlen

    Down these mean streets, Piri Thomas

    Samusai's Garden, Gail Tsuyama

    Tulip fever, Deborah Moggach

    Where the heart is, Bilie Letts

    Sea Biscuit, Laura Hillenbrand

    which one has an interesting and not boring story?

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    Havn't heard of any of these, sorry

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    go for Sea Biscuit and then just watch the film to save on having to read the "boring story"

    http://www.indielondon.co.uk/film/sea_biscuit_prev.html

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    It really depends on what kind of story you're interested in. I'm going to be making the assumption you're a teenage male. Of course, I'm only able to talk about the books I've read, as there are a few there I've not heard of.

    Black and Blue is about spousal abuse. Unlikely to be of much interest to you.

    Down These Mean Streets is based in Spanish Harlem, centres around growing up in those conditions. A lot of drugs, street fighting, and armed robbery. May be of interest.

    Where the Heart Is tracks the journey of an unwed and pregnant teenager. Unlikely to be of much interest.

    Seabiscuit is (likely) going to be based on the movie that just recently came out. It's about horse racing. Also may be of interest.

    The others I don't know, although it seems that your English teacher chose books that are likely to appeal to a somewhat broader base.

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    Originally posted by MagicNakor@23 October 2003 - 17:37


    Seabiscuit is (likely) going to be based on the movie that just recently came out. It's about horse racing. Also may be of interest.

    Not to be a boor about it, but it's the other way round.

    First the book, then the film.

    Although horseracing is the primary theme (Seabiscuit was real, after all), the book uses the story of the underdog (weird choice of words, eh?) horse against the reigning champ to highlight the conditions in America at the time.
    I enjoyed it ( and the film too), but if you're not an American ( or a student of) then you may not find it to your taste.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Given the more recent publication dates of a few of those books, I'm assuming that she's chosen the one that came out just before the film did. I hadn't seen a book dedicated entirely to the horse before, although quite often there was a chapter in a few of the racing books or trainer autobiographies I've got.

    Funny thing - Red Pollard's from Edmonton.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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