Monthly Archives: January 2013

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

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Hi everyone, Ash here. Have you read Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld? It’s an amazing book about a somewhat dystopian society, set after Rusties (old, evil humans like us) destroy themselves and a new world is created inside carefully marked boundaries: When you turn 16, you are made a Pretty, which means you can leave your boring past in Uglyville and start your dramatic future as a new Pretty, going to parties every night and getting free everything, from outfits to food to fun.

Uglies

Being a Pretty is all Tally has ever wanted, so when her newly discovered best friend Shay runs away, Tally couldn’t care less–until Special Circumstances shows up and tells her that if she wants to be Pretty, she has to betray Shay. Tally sets off to do it, and is ready to betray Shay when she discovers a terrible secret about being Pretty and has to argue with herself. Do the benefits of being pretty outweigh the benefits of being free?

Hope you like!

~ Ash

The Sky Inside by Clare B. Dunkle

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Hi everyone-

It’s me, Ginger, here to tell you about my dystopia challenge.  We were introduced to 10 different dystopias by our librarian, and we’re required to read three of them.  So, I choose to read all ten!  I just finished number nine, The Sky Inside, which I would encourage you to read.  It’s about a boy named Martin who has to find his sister after she’s taken away.  This book fascinated me because the technology in the society is completely reliant on robots. So go out and read it!

The Sky Inside

The Selection by Kiera Cass

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Okay: I’ll admit it. I am a TOTAL sucker for dystopian romance books. But this one isn’t like all the other books. It’s a ton better! It’s even starting to surpass The Hunger Games as my favorite book… Crazy, right? It’s called The Selection by Kiera Cass. If you’re wondering what it’s about, I’ll tell you. There’s this girl named America, and she’s a lower ranking citizen on the metaphorical food chain. She is chosen to compete in a competition for the prince’s hand in marriage so that she could be the princess. But America’s not wanting to be in the competition because she is perfectly happy with her life back home, and her true love. You have to read it to find out the rest!

TheSelection

I love this book!!!

Xo,
-Ginger

Literature by P2P

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Hi everyone! Ash here. Ginger and I are working on some stories together–once we start one, we can never stop! One has been in progress for about 6 months now, and another for about one month, and a third was just started about 10 days ago.

Here they are:

  • Future Story Write (FSW for short. We’re still brainstorming names.)
  • Future Story Write 2 (FSW2 for short. We’re still brainstorming names and yes, this is the sequel to FSW.)
  • Eyes Awakening (This was formerlye referred to as Aki’s Story, because Ginger and I were still thinking up names for the second main character, whom we decided to dub Laika Maerie.)

Enjoy!

~ Ash

Welcome!

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Hi everyone,

Welcome to Pencils To Paper, the blog made by literature freaks, for literature freaks.  The team has started this blog to help all of you writers and readers out there with your lives as we share our failures (and triumphs) with reading and writing.

We hope you enjoy this blog!

Thanks,

The P2P team