Friday, May 12, 2017

Blogpost #8

The point of view is from death itself, or a personified version of death.

The author is very descriptive and wants the reader to feel the dark atmosphere of when the characters go through hard times, when they feel angry, accomplished, or reminiscent, the author lets us know of their thoughts and feelings so vividly that the reader can feel it as well.

The author feels as though the tone of the book is supposed to be grim, considering they describe death and tragedy and the hardships of Jews and Germans alike back in the times of when Hitler was in control.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Blogpost #7

My book, The Book Thief, reminds me of a book I read in 5th grade, titled "The Upstairs Room." Both of my stories include hideaway Jews, and explains their stories, thoughts, and situation. Just like the main character, a 6 year old girl named Annie and her sister have to go into hiding to avoid being locked up in concentration camps, similar to Max from The Book Thief, who had to look for safety in another person's home, both hidden away from the outside world. However, Max was forced to separate his family and live in solitude in the basement of Rosa and Hans Hubermann, contrasting to Annie, who was paired with her sister. In both stories, Jews had trouble holding their businesses  open, and both were forced to leave some or all of their loved ones. Max, along with Annie and her sister, were both cared for kindly by the families they stayed with, but they were very weak and miserable since they were so closed off and isolated.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Blog Post #6

Presented in large amounts or quantity

Something that encourages someone not to do something.

Reprimand or punish

Not showing a serious or respectful attitude

Excessive or offensive sexual desire

Friday, February 24, 2017

Blog Post 4

"Have you ever noticed that idiots have a lot of friends? It's just an observation."
This part of the story, found on page 35, really caught my eye when I first saw it.
It made me stop reading and think for a moment, because, honestly, Ed isn't being pessimistic, he's being truthful. Idiots DO tend to have a lot of friends, and because they do, their actions are encouraged by them, so they keep doing the stupid things that they do. They can also be largely influenced by the people around them to be the way they are. Their friends also get the idea that what they are doing is okay because their group of friends allow it, and they don't realize how stupid they look to the rest of the world. Ed might also mean that people who have a lot of friends are stupid because they learn to trust most of the people they meet, which isn't really considered a smart thing to do.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Blog Post 3!

1. What town does this story take place in? What country is it in?
2. Where did Ed get his dog, The Doorman?
3. Why did he get sent the card?
4. How close is he really with Marv?
5. Why did he decide to go out to search the addresses at midnight?

Thursday, January 12, 2017

My Books

Your first blog post will be about your independent novel. Answer the following questions in complete sentences:
Book Title:
# of pages:
Exposition: Describe the exposition of the book. Be sure to include the characters (indicate which character is the main character, and maybe 3 other characters), the setting (time and place), and summarize what has happened in the story so far.

The story I'm currently reading is Finding Lubchenko, which is written by Michael Simmons, and is 279 pages long. The genre of this story would fall in between a mystery and action novel. The main character of this story is told through the eyes of Evan Macalister, a 16 year old poor boy surrounded by great wealth and opulence. The story surrounds mainly around 4 people: Evan, his harsh, mean father who disciplines Evan any second he can, his best friend Ruben, who is an absolute genius in the fields of technology, and Evan's tattooed-men loving best friend (and love interest) Erika. This mainly takes place in present time, in a Seattle, as there's many signs of technology we use today. So far, in this story, Evan explains his frustration in being a poor kid with a millionaire as a dad, leading him to steal from his father's company and selling the technology. Soon, however, Evan's wealthy, mean father is accused of a crime he is innocent of. The evidence, emails from the man who actually committed the crime, happen to be in one of the computers Evan stole. He has two options, wether to turn himself in and hand over the evidence, or to look for the man himself, in Paris. So, Evan convinces his two friends to tag along and help him on this journey, in the adventure and mission of Finding Lubchenko.