Book: Life of Pi   I’m impressed at how Pi (then Piscine) manages to come up with a plan to rid himself of the insulting nickname of “Pissing” while feeling the pain of being bullied by his entire school. The scene shows that while Pi is hurt by the bullying, he’s resilient enough to push […]

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The bedroom was, in essence, a tribute to its owner’s lax cleaning habits. An unkempt bed stood prominently by the entrance of the room. Its many pillows and blankets gave off an aroma of repeated use without wash, and were strewn about haphazardly over its ruffled sheets. At its foot lay a sizable assortment of stuffed animals […]

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Original telling sentence: The substitute teacher was strange. The man (was it a man?) who stepped into our classroom gave the distinct impression that, no, he was not Mr. Morris. Placing one foot slowly and methodically in front of the next, the stranger strode across the classroom as if he’d worked there his entire life. Nearing […]

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