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Cooper Maras
10:59 AM ET (US)
I am currently reading Shaken by Tim Tebow. I am on page 39 of 203.
The book starts off with Tim Tebow at Gillette Stadium. Though the setting changes throughout the story because the story is told about the past. He starts off the patriots stadium but is then cut from the team so he goes to his friend Bryan house to regather his thoughts. Tim decides to move to California were he does training for a while and he now is talking about the volunteer work he did over seas to help poor communities rebuild from disasters.
Elliot Uehling
03:15 PM ET (US)
I'm currently reading Percy Jackson: The Titans Curse. Its 312 pages and today I stopped on page 172.

The book is set in America. There isn't really one set place in America though. Throughout each book, they kinda just travel all over. It's important though because the gods stay where the belief is the strongest I guess. So the belief is strongest in the west. A.K.A America.
01:56 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading the book The Cabin by Natasha Preston. I finished the book in three weeks and it has 317 pages.

The setting takes place in the middle of nowhere, in a cabin. It doesn't tell us where exactly the cabin is or the town they live in is located, but its a place where big trees hang and a river flows threw. The main parts take place during the day and never at night thats why its a mystery on what always happens. I think that Most of the interesting things happen in the afternoon to the point where they sun is almost gone. Im guessing that the time would be around 4-9 range and thats when it always get interesting. This setting really brings the book to life because where it takes place and when all the interesting things happen.
Karlye Maras
11:08 AM ET (US)
I am reading Elizabeth Smart by Elizabeth Smart. Today I stopped on page 27 out of 317. I finished the book Smiles to Go.
The setting of the book is in Elizabeths hometown, Salt Lake City. It doesn't really have a main setting yet. She skips around through times leading up to her kidnapping. Throughout the city and months she encountered her future kidnapper twice and she describes what she feels looking back at it. She analyzes what he was thinking and why he had done everything he did leading up to it. This is important to the story because it gives you an idea of what he was really thinking.
Braidon Downs
10:39 AM ET (US)
I finished don't stay up late and now I am reading the sacrifice it has pg 484

The book is set in 2013 in London where all the worlds grownups (any one 16+) is now a zombie kinda. all kinds of things happen in London and most of the time it results in a lot of death for the kids and the grownups but it never is easy to win. there are many groups of kids in London with there own way of living but some are more animal then any thing els there just crazy kids with nothing to control them. but there are some groups that are nice but only when you are with them and no one els.
Edited 04-04-2019 10:40 AM
Abbie Cain
11:56 PM ET (US)
I am reading We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach and I am on page 56 of 370

I don't know much about the setting of my book other than the fact that it takes place in high school. This is very impactful to the plot of the book because it the high school that all the characters attend. For some of the characters the only thing that they really have in common is that they all go to the same high school. From what I gathered from reading so far I would assume this is a smaller high school because everyone seems to know of everyone and rumors spread fast. The fact that the setting is a high school makes the book a lot more relatable for me personally. The setting of this book is part of the reason I am so interested in the story.
Aysia Hall
11:06 AM ET (US)
I am reading I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson, and I am on page 261 of 317.

This story takes place in a fictional town called "Lost Cove." Lost Cove is located on the beach of California. The beach plays a major role in the setting, as that Is where the twins, Jude and Noah, are most of the time. This fictional town also consists of a well-known art school. This school only accepts the best of the best, and Noah, the twin better at art, didn't get accepted. Instead, Jude got accepted into it. After wanting to express her emotions over her mothers death, Jude shows up to a "giant" characters house and proceeds to learn how to make art out of stone. This "giant's" house can contribute to the setting by the largeness and stone carvings within it. In conclusion, the setting of I'll Give You The Sun contributes to the theme due to what the locations symbolize.
fallon jackman
04:19 PM ET (US)
I have been reading the book Forever And Always Lara Jean by Jenny Han. I got to page 263 out of 325.
my book has an all over setting from south Carolina to New York. the main setting is mostly in Virginia. the time of the book is a little into the past so it is form the 21 cener. the book covers all the season form winter to summer. the book is mostly around the spring and summer time. being in Virginia is important because Lara Jean is graduating and planing on where she wants to go for college. she wants to go to UVA with her boyfriend Peter. when she finds out that she was not accepted she has to look else where. in the end she decides to go to to go to uncle chapel hill. this is twice as far away from her original pick but she knows it is a better school and she wants to try to transfer to UVA with Peter by the next year.
Edited 04-02-2019 04:19 PM
Cole Miles
11:05 AM ET (US)
I am reading All American Boys by Jason Reynolds. I am on page 133 of 308.

So far the book has been really good because there is always something new that is happening every time you turn the page. I think the setting goes back to the old days because it kinda has that western kinda feel to it and there is always a fight happening no matter where your at. I also think it goes back to the old days because when they go to school and parties and things like that theres always someone that has to stand out and be noticed like back in the old days. The time and place being taken I would say mid 1900s and place somewhere in the country.
Chelsea Shumaker
11:05 AM ET (US)
I am currently reading Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I am on page 25 of 352 pages. I also finished My Life Next Door.

My book is set all over the place from South Dakota, West Virginia and California. The state they are in now is California. The weather is nice, it is also very quiet not even a insect is chirping. It is about nine o'clock in the morning. My book is about Katy and Damon quest to make it back to a regular family. They are being hunted by the government because they have special healing powers. But they also never get sick. So the government wants to run some experiments on them, to find the cure for cancer. I like how the book is set all around the United States. Because you learn more about the environment and climates. Overall, I plan to finish this book sometime this week or over the weekend.
Makara Jackson
11:05 AM ET (US)
I am currently reading Once and For All by Sarah Dessen. I am on page 321 of 357.

The story takes place in a. town much like Hartford, small and quaint. Quiet and unexciting. the timing is very up to date, 2012-2013. This book does a lot of flashbacks to a beach wedding 9 months before. The difference in setting and time makes it really east to keep reading. This town is called Lakeview, this helps develop the stories characters, because of how close everybody is in the town. Both parts of the book are in summer and late spring. this is important, because they are always at weddings, since the girls mother is a wedding planner. A lot of interesting things in this book happens outside at these weddings. I don't think this storyline would have worked for any other setting.
Ethan Kueter
11:04 AM ET (US)
Im currently reading Rudy by Daniel Ruettiger. Today I stopped on page 210 of 278.

The setting of the book Rudy is in Illinois and Indiana. Rudy grew up in Joliet in the late 40s early 50s. He then went onto the Navy and spent a few years on the coast. Rudy made frequent trips to the Notre Dame campus in Illinois to try to find a way to get in to the college. He spends 4 semesters at a small community college adjacent to the Notre Dame campus. When he finally makes it in he the spends the next to years their and barely goes home even during the summer because he loves Notre Dame so much. After he graduates and in the 80s and 90s he spends much of his time trying to make his movie and he makes frequent trips to California trying to get movie deals.
Eleanor Dick
11:03 AM ET (US)
I am reading Finding Me and am on page 224 of 249.

The setting of this book is in a nasty house in Cleveland. This is relevant to the story because they are trapped there for 11 years! They are not allowed to leave and are mostly confined to one tiny room. The setting in this story is a big part because they are just stuck in that house all day doing whatever the dude says. They must stay in there or they will get shot and killed. The dude was really mean and forces them to do what he says.
Rachel Eickman
11:03 AM ET (US)
I am currently reading 3,096 Days in Captivity by Natascha Kampusch, it has 310 pages and today I stopped on page 216.
Natascha Kampusch was abducted by Wolfgang Priklopil in 1998. I am at a part in the book that is in the year 2002 and she is 14 years old. Priklopil lived about a half-hour away from where Natascha lived previously which was in Donaustadt. Priklopil lives in Strasshof an der Nordbahn in Lower Austria. In the house, Natascha lives in a cellar was made with concrete and steel and it had no windows or vents. The cellar was beneath his garage and the entrance to the cellar was under his kitchen cupboard. Sometimes she goes outside in the backyard to garden but that's only once every two weeks.
Caden Ideker
11:03 AM ET (US)
Im reading Dare Me by Eric Devine and Im currently on page 265 out of 335.

My story isn't given an exact year or date, however, by inferring I can tell its in the 2010-2015 era. There's social media influences throughout the book, like twitter and face book which leads me to believe its that recent. This information is very relevant to the book because it shows us a modern age of high school. Complete with cyber bullying and twitter wars. The book also doesn't even give a city name, which leads me to believe that the events of the book could truly unfold in any high school across the country. The setting of my book places much more emphasis on relative location rather than exact location.
Arriana Mausbach
11:02 AM ET (US)
I am currently reading Burned by Ellen Hopkins. I stopped on page 297 of 531. Yesterday I finished reading Letting Go of Gravity my Meg Leder.

Burned is about a girl named Pattyn, who is a Mormon girl. But while she's in high school, she takes a liking to boys and booze. When her dad catches her with a boy, he flips out and sends her to live with his sister, Aunt J. Aunt J lives in the deserts of Nevada, in a small town of only 500 people. Aunt J lives in the middle of nowhere, and teaches Pattyn how to drive on dirt roads. The time this book is taking place in 2015, when the book came out. Aunt J talks about a whole bunch of things, like the nuclear waste and runoff that killed lots of her cattle and spoiled a lot of her milk. Pattyn loves spending time with her Aunt J, but will she ever go back to her old life?
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