What is a good novel, RL 7 and up, which is short and not "fluffy"? ASAP please!?
Topic: What is a good novel, RL 7 and up, which is short and not "fluffy"? ASAP please!?
July 16, 2019 / By Zillah Question:
By fluffy, I mean not anything lovey dovey and "oh! my boyfriend borke up with me" or "i NEED those shoes" just a short novel straight and to the point, with a reading level of RL 7 or up, which is VERY complex and has a DEEP meaning to it, and something that an essay could be written on. Please and Thank you, but please answer asap.
Best Answers: What is a good novel, RL 7 and up, which is short and not "fluffy"? ASAP please!?
Sherie | 3 days ago
Look into these authors anything by them should work
Laurie Halse Anderson
Walter Dean Myers
Some titles to look at specifically
Twisted by Anderson
Right Behind You by Giles
Rules of Survival by Werlin
13 Reasons Why by Asher
Monster by Myers
I Am the Messenger by Zusak
Looking for Alaska by Green
Fade to Black by Flinn
The Body of Christopher Creed by Plum-Ucci
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Originally Answered: Is my creepy short story good?
It's a fun story. Good job. There are several things that pop to mind as far as criticism, but the two I'm going to point out are really easy fixes.
Anytime the word "had" or "has" or any other equivalent word pops up between your noun and your past tense verb you should axe it. Just cross that "had" or "has" right out of the manuscript. Usually you'll find that you don't even need to change the sentence after that, but sometimes it will take some rewriting. What eliminating these words does is make your writing more "active," it helps to keep the pace of the piece up so hopefully your reader will forget he's even reading! (Those "had's" and such are one part of what's referred to as passive voice. A big part, and if you learn to avoid using them, you'll almost never fall into that habit - which is a good thing not only for writing creative stories but also for writing academic papers where it's strictly forbidden.)
The second thing I'd mention is called a "narrative frame." In all honesty that is just a way of cheating! When you structure something in a narrative frame you can forget all the "rules" you've ever heard about writing (sometimes a good thing for short stories) and just tell the story the same way you would over a campfire. It gets used a lot, and can almost always fit any story. A great example of a narrative frame is The 1001 Nights - all those little stories are being told by a character in a much larger story. That's basically all it is. You have a setting and some characters and then one says, "Have you ever heard about that kid who got sucked under his bed just two blocks from here?" It provides a nice distance at the beginning and opportunity to set the tone, helping you avoid the sometimes awkward task of having to jump right into the middle of something spooky and completely missing the spooky tone of it. You may not need one here, I just thought I'd let you know about the technique.
Overall, it's very fun. (I may use it next time I go camping.) A good rough draft.
Originally Answered: Is my creepy short story good?
Finally.. something new! This is good, and you're writing's good too.. Really interesting! I wanna know more!
Will you answer mine? I'm writing a story too.http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Am6JBk_71XY4H_xIDIbr7cfsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080927224548AApGeua
Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson is a classic that every teen girl should read. The symbolism is more subtle and the story is realistic and extremely dark and depressing, but wonderful. If you're in 7th grade, you may be too young, but I read it at that age. There are many things in it to discuss in an essay, such as the relationships between the characters, the feelings of being alone, and how holding emotions inside makes you miserable. It's really an amazing book, and only about 200 pages.
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**"My Heartbeat" by Garrett Freymann-Weyr (amazing)
**"Jinx" by Margaret Wild (told in poems)
"Zel" by Donna Jo Napoli (very simple, poetic prose--a little more fantasy, though, as it's a retelling of Rapunzel)
"The Giver" by Lois Lowry (if you haven't read it already)
"Silent to the Bone" by E.L. Klonisburg (a little bit longer, but easy to get rhough) or "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by the same author (shorter, maybe a little too young)
"Wake" by Lisa McMann (a little bit paranormal, but not really sci-fi)
"Night" by Eli Weisel (about the Holocaust, very dark)
Anything by Francesca Lia Block, but especially "Psyche in a Dress" (fantasy)
**"Catherine, Called Birdy" by Karen Cushman (historical fiction)
**"Phoenix Rising" by Karen Hesse (pretty intense--it's about nuclear fallout victims)
That's all I can think of now. These are all more geared towards girls, with a few exceptions, and you didn't mention your gender but I'm pretty sure I'm right. The ones that are starred (**) are on the top of my list of recommendations for you.
Hope this helps!
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Originally Answered: Writing A Good Short Story. Any Tips?
I have a funny Idea that might work out perfectly and be easy to wright.
Base the story off of your current situation, the plot is the main charicter ( Change name and actual location) has an assignment due he has to come up with a story idea for class but has a case of wrighters block (trapped).
Should be fairly easy to put the story structure together just wright out everything that you've been going threw to figure this assignment out gives an interesting structure because the end of the story is the completion of the assignment, it's creative and based on a true story lol.
Or use your idea and just build your charicter backgrounds and base them off people you actually know and imagine how they would act/react in the situations you put them in, always makes it easyer to imagine for me.