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Independent Reading Journal Feb. 21

09:37 AM ET (US)
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Mary GoldwinPerson was signed in when posted
07:40 AM ET (US)
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11:11 PM ET (US)
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Abby Gacke
02:14 PM ET (US)
The book that I'm reading is Someday and I'm on page 83. The author says a lot about living and life in this book. Everyone has a reason of life and they each are a part of each others life for a reason. As one life ends another one begins and someday they will find the reason why they are where they are and what their purpose is in life. As the days grow longer, more things are happening in their lives and they come together to get through everything. They have been through a lot in the past few years but somehow it has made them stronger, not just as a person but in their faith.
Josh Mettler
10:49 PM ET (US)
Peter and the Starcatchers, page 225. The most important word in my book so far is the word starcatchers. This is significant because this word is what the book is based around. The starcatchers have mistakenly lost some of the star stuff and need to get it back. Peter must help Molly, a star catcher, to help her keep the star stuff safe. If this star stuff is mistakenly put in the wrong hands, bad things will happen. Starcatchers are there to protect this star stuff and to help keep it from harms way.
dalton f
12:23 PM ET (US)
Driver, page 293 I am like the trainee in this book he has his day planed for the day and they drive and look out the window to see neat things. He likes to take brakes after driving hours on end. I like to take brakes when I have been working hard. The trainee likes to sightsee and i like to do that to when i am driving from state to state. They both like to eat and try new food i am the same way when it comes to food. The trainee likes to read and I like to read when I can. I like to look at maps and the trainee does too. Trainee loves to see trucks and I do too. they like to meet new people and I do to. they love to go to places and i do to.
Quinten WoodardPerson was signed in when posted
12:21 PM ET (US)
I'm reading "The Hardy Boys: Wreck and Roll", I'm on page 75 of a 153 paged book.
A. What is the author saying about life and living through this book? Explain.
One thing that sticks out is the fact that this story is about music. Not just music in genreal but two up and coming bands that are at each others throats. (In a way) I can think of a lot of other bands that are like this with a lot of other bands as well. Think about it, who would you rather see get in a fight? One Direction vs Justin Biber or, Carrie Underwood vsTaylor Sift? I can think of hundreds of other bands and singers, and even actors and actress as well that compete with each other just so that they can be the number one in their job. Mostly, this only happens during the Grammes or Oscars though, but still it suck to see our favorite bands and singers fight each other just so they can have a statue in the shape of a record player that does nothing but collect dust.
Brittney Groenewold
12:20 PM ET (US)
 The Immortal Rules pg. 94

The author is saying that life can be hard and you have to do unreasonable things to survive. It also tells about how your action have an impact on your life. In the book the part i am at is where the main character Allison tells her friends that she found a lot of food. Allison and her friends go to the Kill Zone to get the food that they need to stay alive during the winter. On the way back to the hide out after getting the food the group runs into some trouble. Because they went to get the food so late in the day and didn't turn back when they seen it was about to rain and get dark the group ran into a pack of ribid (half human half vampire). Rat & Lucs where killed & Stick went missing leaving Allison all alone. When Allison get attacked a vampire comes and saves her. The vampire gives her a chose die right their or become one of them. Allison did the unthinkable and chose be become the thing she hated most of all to be able to still live.
Rachael Vinzant
12:19 PM ET (US)
What are your feelings after reading the opening chapters of this book?

I'm currently reading, fiction book Doomed by Tracy Deebs and I'm on page 60.

I literally just started this book this class period. At first I really didn't know what this book was about because I had not read the summary just decided to read it because my sister said it was good. As I got into it I learned that the main's characters name is Pandora and she likes to play this computer game, Pandora's box. Pandora begins her seventeen birthday with an email from her father who she hasn't seen in the past 10 years, but after school the message is gone and Pandora's box is acting strange. The part where she was arguing with herself to open the email from her dad made me feel a lot of dislike towards her dad. I mean how could you just forget about your kid for ten years, but I also believe there is something Pandora's mom isn't telling her. The power and all electronics go out in Pandora's house and she runs over to her neighbors house. Her new neighbors had just moved in and she hadn't met them yet. She discovers they were two hot guys from her class Theo and Eli (who Pandora likes). Eli logs into Pandora's box and the same thing happens to their house that happened to Pandora's. There was no electronics that work. They go back to Pandora's house to see if they can figure out what is wrong with the game and why it is making the electronics stop working. They have just begun playing the game because the game told them if they beat the game then they save the world. I'm intrigued to continue through Pandora's story. I have to admit this is not the normal genre of books I read, but I'm always interested to read new exciting books. I will try about anything once. I have been trying to challenge myself to read new authors and new genres in 2013 and so far I have been doing a great job.
Cody Watkins
12:18 PM ET (US)
Airman by Eoin Colfer page 175

A. There are many things people have to know if their a Salt (Prisoner on Little Saltee). First you have to make friends that will not turn there backs on you. Second you have to take every bit of knowledge you have and you can trade with other prisoners. Third if you have any skills (writing, reading, fighting especially) you can teach others to help you survive. Fourth you have to be smart to know when to kill a man or let him live. Fifth you can not think of your past life or it will kill you; you are no one and nobody loves or cares about you. And last but not least you have to have a dream that holds you together so you don't crumble to dust in a place where you are a number.
Ben Gute
12:15 PM ET (US)
American Creation Just Finished

B. What do you think is the most important WORD in the book? I think the most important word in this book is power. This book is all about the revolution, the people behind, what came afterword, what set the stage for what America is today. And ultimately it came down to different groups or people having the power, or not having the power to do something. Did the British Parliament have the power to tax the colonies? What powers would the different branches of government have, how much power should the federal government have. Even how the government was powerless to stop the wave of white settlers push the indians out.
What (so far) is the most important PASSAGE in the book? I would say the most important passage was when the author was talking about how the constitution came together. How the different people were selected to come and work on it, how compromises had to be made. And eventually, how it came to be passed.
What (so far) is the most important element (an event, a character, a felling, a place, a decision)? Why? I would say the most important element was when the constitution was created and eventually passed, as the book describes just how close we came to everything collapsing under the articles of confederation, and so the passing of the constitution changed all that.
Emily S
12:15 PM ET (US)
The book I am reading is called the Bridget Jones's Diary and I'm on page 83. I think the author is trying to say that life is not easy. Especially for a single woman, which this book is about. The book follows Bridget, and woman in her 30s that is still single and is struggling with life in general. I think this book gives you a look at the struggles women can have with dating and commitment. It also talks about the struggle of having an OK job. The author is showing how difficult life can be, and is also pointing out that the grass isn't so green on the other side of the fence. Bridget wants a relationship, but her friends and family that have one aren't living a perfect life either. It shows the struggle on both sides, and how both have benefits and downfalls.
Tayt Boeckholt
12:13 PM ET (US)
I am reading the book March and am currently on page 73. I believe the author is really trying show you what things were like back than and how much different they were. The book really gives you a feel of being in the book itself. I believe the author is saying a lot of things about, like how you should never give up. Sometimes in life you will have to make tough decisions that you do not always know if it is right or wrong decision. There is a lot of adversity in this book and that is just one of the things people have to deal with in life. If you sit there and do nothing you will accomplish nothing so sometimes you have to do what you feel you need to do.
Jake Anderson
12:13 PM ET (US)
I started reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers, I am currently on page 24.

The most important word in this book is monster. This word is significant because this is what the prosecutor calls Steve while talking to the courtroom. So far the most important passage would have to be the prosecutors opening statement to the jury. This passage sets the tone and mood for the trial. After hearing her very strong statement I find myself doubting Steve's innocence. The most important element in this book would be all of the foreshadowing. Walter Dean Myers does an excellent job of hinting multiple possible outcomes for Steve. One being a flash back to Steve's filming class, where the teacher tells them that the ending is too predictable and informs them that they need to build up doubt and confidence at the same time. He also does a great job of describing the prison that Steve is in.
Kärin RennerPerson was signed in when posted
06:40 PM ET (US)
Start your entry with the name of the book and page # where you stopped today!

Choose ONE of the following topics and write 8-10 sentences.

A. What is the author saying about life and living through this book? Explain.
B. What do you think is the most important WORD in the book?
What (so far) is the most important PASSAGE in the book?
What (so far) is the most important element (an event, a character, a felling, a place, a decision)? Why?
C. How are YOU like any of the characters in the book you are currently reading?

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