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IR Journal #2: 1/17/19

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fallon jackman
01-22-2019
02:28 PM ET (US)
2.What are your FEELINGS or FIRST IMPRESSIONS after reading the opening chapter(s) of your book? Is it compelling you to keep reading yet? Are you confused about what's happening? What events or characters do you not understand? Does the use of language in the book confuse you? Do you plan to stick with it?

I am reading the football girl. this book has 200 pages and I stoped at 83.
my feeling and first impressions on the opening characters are pretty good. the book mainly has 2 main characters with a lot of side characters in the book. the two main characters are Tessa and Caleb. this book is really interesting to me and has compelled me to keep reading and see what will happen next. I'm at a part where Tessa has to choice between doing football with Caleb and the boys or doing cross country with her friends . Tessa and Caleb are dating and they are each others first relationship so I I think they don't understand how each other feel and how to handle each others emotions when they are upset
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Felicia Lowe
01-22-2019
11:00 AM ET (US)


I am reading the survival book called The Only Thing To Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond. This book is 280 pages long and today I stopped on page 25.
I love the way the author of this book really likes to go into to full detail. She tells you exactly what they hear, smell, touch and even sees. With this we can get the feel of what the characters are doing. Its like the author is trying to put you in their place so that we can get the feeling of what is going in the book. I also like how the author translates what is being said when the characters are talking German, it makes it easier read and understand whats going on.
Edited 01-22-2019 11:00 AM
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Chelsea Shumaker
01-22-2019
10:49 AM ET (US)
2.What are your FEELINGS or FIRST IMPRESSIONS after reading the opening chapter(s) of your book? Is it compelling you to keep reading yet? Are you confused about what's happening? What events or characters do you not understand? Does the use of language in the book confuse you? Do you plan to stick with it?



I am reading Play Safe. I am on page 157 out of 386.I like the book so far. The way the author explains things in the book are interesting. I plan to keep reading this book. I fully understand what is happening and I enjoy the characters personality. I like the character but I believe the author could have less characters, because there is a new character introduced in each chapter, so It gets a little confusing at times. Overall I plan to finish the book.
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Braidon Downs
01-22-2019
09:12 AM ET (US)
3. Finish this idea: "I love the way the author of this book..." Be complete and give examples to support your opinion.
I am reading the game of lives I stoped on page 211 of 336. I love the way the author of this book designed the characters and story. and the way the book leaves you with more questions then it does answers is really clever. also the way he makes a character act you can't tell if a character is with or agents you.
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Abbie Cain
01-21-2019
11:11 PM ET (US)
2. What is the setting(s) of your book and how is it relevant to the story?

I am reading The Long Walk by Stephen King I am on page 46 of 391. The interesting thing about this book is that the setting is constantly changing. 100 boys are continuously walking at a rate that must be over 4 MPH, 3 warnings and then they die. The winner receiving anything he wants for the rest of his life. The start of the walk takes place in Maine and so far the boys are still in Maine and the winner will more than likely finish in Maine. I say this because the main character of the book said that only six of the previous walks have crossed into New Hampshire. I thought that this journal topic was very fitting for my book considering the setting is always changing.
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Karlye Maras
01-21-2019
06:25 PM ET (US)
I am reading In the Shadow of the Sun I stopped on page 47 out of 303. The setting of my book is in North Korea it is very important to the story. The whole story is based around the fact that this family went on a vacation to North Korea. It isn't necessarily the ideal vacation sorts mysterious why their father chose to bring them there. If the story would have take place in a different location for the vacation it wouldn't have the same back story. In this case the setting greatly affects the book, if the setting were to change the whole concept of the book would.
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Elliot Uehling
01-17-2019
01:52 PM ET (US)
3. Finish this idea: "I love the way the author of this book..." Be complete and give examples to support your opinion.

I'm reading a survival book called 'The Raft'. I'm on page 104 out of 231. I've read this book before and I love the way the author sneaks foreshadowing into it. There's so much foreshadowing that just helps the book flow amazingly. There is even foreshadowing that you don't even realize might have been foreshadowing until you finish the book. I love that the author keeps you on the edge of your seat for the whole book. Rereading it has definitely made me notice some things I didn't notice before. I love the way the author is so descriptive as well.
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Cooper Maras
01-17-2019
11:25 AM ET (US)
2. What is the setting(s) of your book and how is it relevant to the story?

I am reading rebound by Kwame Alexander I am on page 167 of 414. The book starts off near Washington D.C. Charlie bell has just lost his father and is struggling to cope with the loss. He's struggling with his mother because he is frustrated with the loss. He yells at his mother and gets in a fight. She leaves a note for him on the counter telling him what to do before she gets home. His friend asks him if he wants to go to quick-mart with him and he says yes because on the note it never said he couldn't leave the house. His friends cousin comes up with a plan to steal bottle to exchange for money for quick-mart Charlie says no but then when his friend and his cousin go to steal them he goes with them. His mom later finds out about it and now he has to spend his summer in Washington D.C. with his grandparents.
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Eleanor Dick
01-17-2019
11:08 AM ET (US)
I am reading Now is the Time for Running by Michael Williams and am on page 66 of 228. This book takes place in a small village in Africa. But, the soldiers have come so now the settings is changing as they travel to South Africa. It is relevant because it is about a boy playing soccer and soldiers coming to their village. It would not make as much sense it had been somewhere else like here. I think it is the perfect setting for the story and this story revolves around it. I like this setting and think it adds much to this story.
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Cole Miles
01-17-2019
11:08 AM ET (US)
 Readers become leaders! You did a nice job on your first journals! Please THINK about and UTILIZE capitalization and punctuation in your posts. Please note the length requirement sentence responses.

**The FIRST SENTENCE of EVERY one of your Journal entries MUST begin with the name of the book you are reading, the page # you are on right now, and the total # of pages.

Respond in a MINIMUM of 5-7 sentences to just ONE of the following three journal prompts. You may also go back to one of the topics offered in journal #1. Just don't write on the same topic. You can see the last topics by opening the link to Journal #1, scrolling to the bottom of the page, highlighting the topic you'd RATHER respond to and pasting it in today's journal response area.

Today's Choices:
1. If you could have a conversation with the author right now, what would you ask him/her?
OR
2. What is the setting(s) of your book and how is it relevant to the story?
OR
3. Finish this idea: "I love the way the author of this book..." Be complete and give examples to support your opinion.


             Today, In the Book On The Line I started on page 35 and am on page 84. I love the way the author of this book made everything go together because when it goes from one part if the book to another it gives really goo and important details. I also liked how the author put so many parts that go back and back so you can remember whats going to happen and what already did happen in the book. That last reason why, I love the way she makes the characters do so many things in many different types of chapters.
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Austin Brookfield
01-17-2019
11:08 AM ET (US)
3. Finish this idea: "I love the way the author of this book..." Be complete and give examples to support your opinion.

I am reading the book called "Navigating Early" I stopped today on page 101 out of 306

I love the way the author of this book expresses his characters, he gives them such human characteristics and It really puts a good image in my head of them, she describes them from what the they look like to what their family is like and everything in that sort, I love how she jumps from one thing to another in such a fast manor because thats what I like in books. She expresses the emotions of the character in the book, Early. She gives him a perfect personality that really fits the book. She is an amazing author and I am excited to read more books from her.
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Ethan Kueter
01-17-2019
11:08 AM ET (US)
**The FIRST SENTENCE of EVERY one of your Journal entries MUST begin with the name of the book you are reading, the page # you are on right now, and the total # of pages.

Respond in a MINIMUM of 5-7 sentences to just ONE of the following three journal prompts. You may also go back to one of the topics offered in journal #1. Just don't write on the same topic. You can see the last topics by opening the link to Journal #1, scrolling to the bottom of the page, highlighting the topic you'd RATHER respond to and pasting it in today's journal response area.

Today's Choices:
1. If you could have a conversation with the author right now, what would you ask him/her?
OR
2. What is the setting(s) of your book and how is it relevant to the story?
OR
3. Finish this idea: "I love the way the author of this book..." Be complete and give examples to support your opinion.

Today I started reading Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Today I finished reading on page 34 of 195. The setting of this book so far is in a plane and in the wilderness of Canada. Brian was on his way to spend the summer with his in the oil fields of Canada in a bush plane when his pilate suddenly had a heart attack. Brian then had to attempt to land the plane in a lake and when he hit the water the planes windows shattered and he nearly drowned. He had to crawl his way to shore. He was now lost in the Alaskan Wilderness, this is relevant because this book is about survival. Brian must survive the Canadian wilderness.
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Aysia Hall
01-17-2019
11:08 AM ET (US)
3. Finish this idea: "I love the way the author of this book..." Be complete and give examples to support your opinion.

I am reading the survival book The Raft, and I am on page 212 of 225. I love the way the author of this book shows imagery. Bodeen has a way of describing scenarios that allows the reader to interpret themselves within the situation that the character is in. I also love the way Bodeen sets up the story. Within the story, Bodeen emphasizes the struggles of surviving through a plane crash into the ocean. She provides examples of losing important items, such as survival guides and light flares. Bodeen creates a fine example of the struggles regarding survival without food, water, or resources.
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Rachel Eickman
01-17-2019
11:08 AM ET (US)
I am reading the survival book called Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. This book is 195 pages long and today I stopped on page 120.
I love the way the author of this book brings up his past memories of his parent's divorce more and more. At the beginning of the book he started by saying that his parents got a divorce because of "the Secret". Then he dug a little deeper into his memory and said that his mom was keeping a secret from his dad. Right now, I am in the middle/end of the book and he remembers that his mom cheated on his dad and kept it a secret. I like when authors do this in their books because I start off by learning about the character in the present. But as I begin to read more, I learn why the character thinks and acts in the way that they do.
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Makara jackson
01-17-2019
11:07 AM ET (US)
What is the setting(s) of your book and how is it relevant to the story? 1/17/19

Today I finished What I thought was true and Started Zero Day by Jan Gangsei. I am on page 8 of 359. In What I thought was true, the setting was an island off coast of Connecticut. This island held so many memories and that's why I think it was so important. A main part of the story was flashbacks from the summer before on the same island. May of the main characters traits are about the island and what it has to offer to them. I couldn't have imagined this book being set in any other place. Im so sad that it is over, but I'm very excited to start Zero Day!
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