So what will you be reading (or at least trying to find to read) this week? ( September 26−October 3, 2009 )
Let's get some discussion threads going this year! :18: :19:
I've started reading S.E. Hinton's book "Taming the Star Runner". I was kinda startled to find the amount of language it had though, and that it reffered to grass. O.O
You have to remember the time and place when this book was written. The late 60's and early 70's were a time of when marijuana was becoming a huge problem.
I once did an in depth study of the effects of drug use in the hippie reveolution of the late 60's, and truthfully, I found the information very scary.
I hope this helps.
Stay Gold, Karen
I suppose so... But the book came out on 1989. And yeah, I have heard that the hippie era involved quite a bit of drug usage.
Anyway, I finished the book the day I got it. I don't quite understand... what was the meaning of the book? I mean, okay, so Travis has problems at home and stuff, and he loves writting, but there wasn't much about The Star Runner. Frankly, though the writting was good, I don't really see the point of this novel. Am I just blind/ignorant, or was there really nothing to this book? AT least The Outsiders had a splendid, touching moral. What about this one?