Monday, March 27, 2017

Blog Post #6

Profilic
89
Presented in large amounts or quantity

Deterrent
88
Something that encourages someone not to do something.

Castigated
91
Reprimand or punish

Flippant
83
Not showing a serious or respectful attitude

Lechery
42
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:
Author:
# of pages:
Genre:
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.