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Books That Have Become Inside Jokes Among Your Friends
Okay, am I...

Okay, am I the only one that does that with my friends? Like we all read a book (usually for school) and we never forget it (usually because we didn't like it). Anyone?

Mine are:

The Witch of Blackbird Pond: To be fair, the school assigned us this 7th grade level reading book in the fourth grade and we just kind of sat there and stared at it. Mostly our jokes involve us trying to remember the parts we did understand (I think someone's house burns down and there's this love triangle that isn't really a love triangle?)

Carry On Mr. Bowditch: In which a guy sails around and learns Latin, people drop dead like flies, and he is sad about this for one sentence to two paragraphs and continues sailing around and learning Latin. I started a daily death report because it was just so ridiculous. 

submitted by Lexi!!!, age 13, In a galaxy far far away
(December 2, 2022 - 9:05 pm)

For me and my friends, it's the Wings of Fire series. Most importantly, the "three moons!" thing that is a recurring saying throughout the series, and something from book 15, "My brain words! Words of my head!"

submitted by Lunar Flight, age nothing, somewhere
(December 7, 2022 - 2:35 pm)

lol, yes. words of my head!

And KOTlC, Lord Hunkyhair. 

submitted by Hawkstar
(December 10, 2022 - 4:20 pm)

Probably the Kotlc books are going to become an inside joke among my friends - I just started the first book and it's terrible.

Also, you read The Witch of Blackird Pond in fourth grade?! What was your teacher thinking?! It's definitely worth giving it a try again, though, because it's really well-written and interesting - one of my favorite books. :)

submitted by Poinsettia
(December 10, 2022 - 11:03 am)

Poinsettia, I absolutely agree!

I love the setting of the book, and it really helped me understand what it was like in America during the Salem Witch Trials. The main character is very relatable--or is that just me? I haven't read the book in a while, so if I'm wrong, feel free to correct me! 

submitted by ~Echo Hallowswift~, Not IRL last name. @Admin
(December 12, 2022 - 9:48 pm)

Oh yes, I loved the main character. She is quite relatable! And the author's writing style is amazingly evocative - I think that's one of the things I liked best about the book.

submitted by Poinsettia@Echo
(January 6, 2023 - 7:34 pm)

About KOTLC--

I've got a love-hate relationship with it. I cannot decide if the writing style is incredibly riveting or incredibly cringey. I think it's a little of both. The other thing that annoys me about it is that Shannon messenger should have wrapped up the series by book 6, or at the very least book 8. One of my friends told me she plans to end the series by book 10, but I feel like what she should have done is wrapped it up by book 6 and then made a sequel series. It's one thing when the books are shorter and theres a lot of them, but when the books are where you describe them as _ inches thick, 3 to 6 books in a series works best.

Overall, I think its a fine book. She has a habit of doing waayyy to many cliffhangers and cliche love triangles and other cliches, but it's fine

~Just Jay

submitted by Chaser & Jay, age 17.83 eons, Earth's orbit
(February 7, 2023 - 4:34 pm)

eragon. i have this one friend who is always saying "aye" instead of "yes".

submitted by tiny emo
(December 20, 2022 - 6:28 pm)