Dead Poets Society [NOOK Book]

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Todd Anderson and his friends at Welton Academy can hardly believe how different life is since their new English professor, the flamboyant John Keating, has challenged them to "make your lives extraordinary!" Inspired by Keating, the boys resurrect the Dead Poets Society--a secret club where, free from the constraints and expectations of school and parents, they let their passions run wild. As Keating turns the boys on to the great words of Byron, Shelley, and Keats, they discover not only the beauty of language,...
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Dead Poets Society

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Overview

Todd Anderson and his friends at Welton Academy can hardly believe how different life is since their new English professor, the flamboyant John Keating, has challenged them to "make your lives extraordinary!" Inspired by Keating, the boys resurrect the Dead Poets Society--a secret club where, free from the constraints and expectations of school and parents, they let their passions run wild. As Keating turns the boys on to the great words of Byron, Shelley, and Keats, they discover not only the beauty of language, but the importance of making each moment count.

But the Dead Poets Pledges soon realize that their newfound freedom can have tragic consequences. Can the club and the individuality it inspires survive the pressure from authorities determined to destroy their dreams?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401305598
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 113,434
  • File size: 355 KB

Meet the Author

N. H. Kleinbaum, a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, is a former newspaper reporter and editor.
Her other novelizations include the Bantam Starfire title Growing Pains and D.A.R.Y.L. She lives in Mt. Kisco, New York, with her husband and three children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Good book

    It is a good book to read,and it is also very short (:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    TheRaven

    A raven pleases not it self for it has no time for such things. A raven flys because it can, and for the freedom it brings. A ravens call can be heard from all worlds around. But a raventrue nature lies in finding things that cannot be found.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Good!

    I personally LOVED the movie....I watched it in English and it inspires the young mind. Very good plot storyline and true message. -SAW

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2011

    Awsome Beyond Belief!!!

    I love this book. Even though it is slow in the beginning, all I can see are the actors from the movie! I hear Robin Williams' voice as Mr. Keating evey time and the scenes are extremely well written! 5 Stars all the way!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2008

    A Book to Think about Reading

    If you like poetry, then you will enjoy reading the book Dead Poets Society. This book is about a private school English teacher and a group of students who discover poetry in a way they never would have imagined. Mr. Keating, an inspired English teacher opens his student¿s eyes to a new world of words, how they are interpreted through the art of poetry. I enjoyed reading this book, it was entertaining to see the students get excited and overwhelmed by the poems they read and created themselves I also enjoyed reading many of the poems that were in the book as well. Reading about some of the different obstacles the students went through made the book a bit more amusing, although the book started off to a slow beginning if u keep with it, it get better and better. I thought the book over all was a good book because I liked that Mr. Keating didn¿t force his students to learn , he just showed them the door and it was up to them to open it or not. This book was also very similar to many other teacher/student stories, which made it more relatable. I like writing poetry it is just another way for me to express myself in a much more beautiful way. I give this book 3 ½ stars because even though it was a very interesting book it was kind of hard to get into because of the slow beginning, that could often sometimes loose a person. I would recommend this book to readers who are interested in poetry and teacher/student stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2008

    A Great Book to Read

    This book is amazing and intense. I strongly recommended to everyone to read it. In the beginning the story is a little bit boring but then it gets better and better. This book is about an English teacher, Mr. Keating, who teaches poetry and teaches his students how to write poetry he told the students to call him `O Captain! My Captain!¿when they have to refer to him. Later on the students found out about the Dead Poets Society and Mr. Keating started to talk about it with them the Dead Poets Society was a group of students who meet in a cave, say poetry out loud and make up poetry. Mr. Keating got involved with his students¿ lives and problems and he was always trying to give them good advice. Mr. Keating always encourages his students to do everything in the way they feel and never give up on their dreams and goals and also `Seize the day and make your lives extraordinary¿. Mr. Keating uses different techniques to teach from other teachers and the other teachers and the principal of the school, Mr. Nolan, are disappointed with him, but his students appreciate Mr. Keating and have an admiration for him. This book has friendship, tragedy, parents disappointed with their sons, school, and everyday life. You will catch the story right the way, it is very easy to read and to understand. The poetry in the book is quite understandable. You will see how the students follow their dreams.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2008

    Dead Poets Society

    I don't like slow books and The Dead Poets Society is a slow starter. The book is about a group of kids in an all boy prep school, who get a new teacher MR. Keating. Todd Anderson, one of the main characters, and his friends at Welton Academy can hardly believe how different life is since their new English professor arrived. Mr Keating has challenged his kids to make their lives special, also teaches his students to follow their feeling and do what they loved to do, so they would enjoy their life. Although Keating teaching styles were not the easiest the boys still loved him and made the best of there school days. The boys bring back to life the 'Dead Poets Society'. It's a secret club where you are free from the expectations of school and parents, and just learn and read about poetry. The boys not only earn about the beauty of language, but the importance of making each moment count.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2007

    a must read book

    I have read ¿Dead Poets Society¿ in my English class. We had to assign a couple of chapters for each week but, I spent just one week reading this gorgeous book. I highly recommend ¿Dead Poets Society¿ to everyone who wants to feel if they were part of any of the scenes of the book, because that is how the book makes you feel, you can identify yourself with any of the characters because the writer specified how their were and gives a lot of details. This book made me feel that I just wanted to stay reading and never stop. ¿Dead Poets Society¿ is an inspiring story that shows how school was in those days, it also shows that every person is born with a particular sense of love and everyone is born with a passion in their heart that sometimes it needs encouragement from a person to help bring it up. The message of this book is that you should make your life extraordinary not giving up for small problem that should make yourself more mature. Mr. Keating, teacher of Welton academy, teaches his students to follow their feelings and do what they loved to do so, they would enjoy their life. Mr. Keating had a rough way of teaching but, the students still loved him and put in practice his suggestions. This book is easy to read, it gives a lot of details, it makes you feel like you are part of it and it gives you a very important message, like Mr. Keating said ¿seize your day¿, enjoy your life.

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    Posted June 6, 2012

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