Reviews by Tag: classic

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley
4
Rated by
Vikram V.
Sep 28, 2022

Frankenstein is a gothic/science fiction novel by Mary Shelley that takes place in the 18th
century. The main character is Victor Frankenstein who is a aspiring scientist who plays with the
elements of life, and creates a living monster in his ultimate science experiment. Though Victor
had achieved his dream of creating a living person, he had failed to see consequences of his
actions and pays a very harsh price for his doing. The creature is rejected by his creator and

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The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Giver

By Lois Lowry
4
Rated by
Anonymous
Aug 29, 2022

The Giver is a dystopian fiction novel written by Lois Lowry. The book is about a society
free of crime and sadness. In this society everything is chosen from your parents to your
partner. The main character is Jonas and he wants to live in a society that is free of emotions
because all peoples' races and emotions are the same. Then, the story continues as he
becomes the memory keeper as all the 12 year olds get jobs. Next, he has to take in all the

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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye

By J.D. Salinger
3
Rated by
Anonymous
Aug 12, 2022

The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger, Realistic Fiction

Holden Caulfield is a young independent boy navigating the world. He takes us along as he goes
through hardships like getting kicked out of prep school. He has an interesting complex so it is
assumed that he is in some kind of mental hospital but he never quite says where he is. Through
his journey, you realize he's just trying to protect his younger self and innocence. Does he stay
innocent though?

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The Outsiders

The Outsiders

2
Rated by
Victoria O.
Jul 24, 2022

The Outsiders by Francis Ford Coppola is a classic coming-of-age movie. In this movie,
Ponyboy finds himself caught up in the middle of a few too many conflicts. Ponyboy is a
greaser, and being a greaser isn’t easy. He knows he can depend on his brothers, Darry and
Sodapop, and the gang. He also knows not to trust the socs. When Ponyboy’s friend, Johnny,
kills a soc in self-defense, the two boys are forced to go on the run with the help of Dally. Being

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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The Outsiders

By S.E. Hinton
3
Rated by
Victoria O.
Jul 14, 2022

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton is a classic coming-of-age novel. In this book, Ponyboy finds himself caught
up in the middle of a few too many conflicts. Ponyboy is a greaser, and being a greaser isn’t easy. He
knows he can depend on his brothers and the gang and not to trust the socs. When Ponyboy’s friend,
Johnny, kills a soc in self-defense, the two boys are forced to run. Being a greaser means the police

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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The Outsiders

By S.E. Hinton
4
Rated by
Anonymous
Jun 30, 2022

The Outsiders is a book about a 14 year old boy and his 6 friends. They live in an era where two groups are divided by economic and social status. Ponyboy and his friends fall into the “greasers” side, which is the less rich and more tough side. Ponyboy has two brothers, Soda and Darry, and they all hangout with their other friends, Dally, Johnny & Steve. Ponyboy grows close to Johnny but when he commits a crime, their lives all fall down and a series of events that even leads to death happens after.

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Dune by Frank Herbert

Dune

By Frank Herbert
5
Rated by
Nihanth D.
Jun 8, 2022

Dune is a 1965 epic science fiction novel by Frank Herbert. The book follows Paul Atreides, a clever and brilliant young man who has a destiny that is beyond his understanding. When his father, Duke Leto, accepts Arrakis, the most dangerous planet in the universe, from the rival Harkonnen family, Paul starts to transform into something unimaginable as he leads his people into a momentous war.

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lord of the Flies

By William Golding
3
Rated by
Grace K.
Apr 4, 2022

Lord of the Flies by William Golding is about of a group of young boys who end up on a deserted island due to a plane crash, and the book explains how they all act after leaving the structure and normalcy of society back home. Golding critiques human psychology and the ideas of how humans operate when survival is on the line. Although the novel can be a drag at some points, the actions of the boys and the thought processes that occur allow for great discussion and thoughts about human behavior.

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The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

The Golden Compass

By Philip Pullman
5
Rated by
Sophie G.
Mar 15, 2022

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman is the story of Lyra Belacqua, a young girl living at Jordan College, in a world similar to ours. However, in this world, people have companions called daemons that are bonded with their souls and take the form of animals. Lyra, with her daemon Pantalaimon, have to face a dangerous journey to rescue her friend Roger from the Gobblers. These Gobblers take children to perform experiments, and work for the mighty Magisterium.

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