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    His 200 fly time is 20 seconds faster than my 100 fly :)
    About 2 months ago
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    Sky Brown is like a 1 in a million. To be able to skateboard like that?! There are so many people that she's better than.
    About 2 months ago
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    Swimming is obviously the best :)
    About 2 months ago
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    Wow. The swimmer though!!! I'm a swimmer and his 200 fly time was only like 20 seconds slower or something (I forgot my time) than my 100 fly time! A whole OTHER 100 and he's only 20 seconds faster. And no mean to brag but I am a good flyer....
    About 2 months ago
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    So cool how she just is told the origin and knows how to spell it!
    About 2 months ago
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    4 months ago
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    Wow. It's so cool when people make discovery's like this because humans just kind of assume they found everything about the past, or they knew everything that happened at when it happened and when something like this is found it just opens up a whole new world of possibilities and a lot of trouble because they have to figure out how this plays into other events in the worlds history.
    4 months ago
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    aisforarlo added a book review.
    This book is really magnificent. It is really hard to grasp when reading it, that this was some children's lives. I am the kind of reader that after I finish a book, it sticks in my head for a couple of days. I always imagine what I would do in the position of the main character. This book was one of the firsts where I couldn't do that. It is written so well that it is hard to imagine different endings, or different ways that different parts could have gone. This was also probably the very first book that I cried during (granted I was reading this at 10:00 at night and that is not my bedtime so that could had something to do with it) and it is amazing. It is told as a very very long letter that the main character Viji, wrote to her sister (who isn't with her but I'm not telling you why) Rukku, who has a developmental disability. She writes, the story of them living under a bridge with 2 boys. She writes about how they would scrounge through garbage piles looking for things to trade in for money. They were living under the bridge because they were forced to runaway when there father, who mainly abused there mother, started abusing them. It is a story of trust and surviving. I loved this book and think everyone should read it. It is again really hard to grasp that all of this could've happened to some children. That there is a majority of homeless, orphan children living on the streets. It is a great book as I've mentioned and think that everyone (as I've mentioned) should read it.
    7 months ago
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    aisforarlo has read this book.
    By Padma Venkatraman
    7 months ago
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    I can see how you would think this is confusing. Yes it is very violent and should probably be a YA book, and yeah, some parts are not the most appropriate. I do agree with you that Tris however is not a good role model. She get's recognition because she had an aptitude test for 4 out of the 5 factions. I have to agree that she is not the best of role models. But I can see how people can agree with her. She is not a hero as most people in books are. That may be why she isn't a good role model. She is not incredibly smart, strong, brave, kind, or anything. She is just an average person. People sometimes read books because they want to get a sense of someone different, and when you come to this book, you find a main character that's just like you or me, but living in a dystopian universe. That's why some people like this book because they see themselves in Tris. I know that sounds super corny but it's true. I also understand the Dauntless situation. Dauntless isn't like the rest of the factions, and Veronica Roth, I think made it that way. She wanted Dauntless to be different. She wanted to show that while there is peace, and harmony in the world, there are also people like the Dauntless, who are violent. That is basically our world now. We are not looking at something that is different than our world today, we are looking at the same thing, just set in a different time. Think about how separated they are. They have a choice of what trait they want to be known as. The selfless, the smart, the brave, the peaceful, the honest. They can make that choice. Why I really like this book, is because of the concept. There are other books like the Hunger Games, which I love but it is a world where you don't make a choice. You are stuck with what your stuck in and theirs rarely something you can do about it. Divergent however you have a choice. You can choose your faction. Tris chose Dauntless, because she wasn't honest enough to be in Candor, she felt that compared to her brother and her parents, she wasn't selfless enough to be in Abnegation, and she didn't want to be in Erudite because of her fathers grudge against them. She didn't see a point in going to Amity. Her main choices were to stay in Abnegation or go to Dauntless. It's a unique idea, that hasn't been placed in a book I have read before. I think that it is a type of book you either hate or love. I don't think Tris is the best role model and I think the story line can get fuzzy, but I think it is a unique concept, and you should read the series. And in my opinion the second 2 are better.
    9 months ago

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