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Cooper Maras
02-28-2019
10:37 AM ET (US)
I finished the 'Warrior' by Darrin Donnelly. The book consisted of 238 pages.

The author had to do some research in order to write this book. The book tells the story of a coach that has been dealt a bad hand in life. Darrin wrote this book to give people the information they need to be successful. He believes in order to be successful you must have the mindset to never give up. He shows this in the book by telling the story a coach that is bankrupt, has failed at his job multiple times, and is struggling to provide for his family. The coach is visited by five legendary coaches of the past and is taught what mindset he must have to be successful. Darrin calls it the warrior mindset. To write this book Darrin must have researched each of the coaches and their beliefs and philosophies. Darrin Donnelly is an author and entrepreneur who wants to help people accomplish there dreams in life thats why he wrote this book.
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Caden Ideker
02-26-2019
04:04 PM ET (US)
I have finished reading Swindle by Gordan Korman. The book was 257 pages long.

The author didn't have to know much to write the book, but it does require a strong creative side. The books lightheartedness shows even through the million dollar baseball card that Griffin Bing is trying to retrieve. The author could've received his inspiration for writing this book from his family or friends. The ideas probably came from his past and possibility his childhood, or maybe his children came up with the idea. I think that the author wrote this book because of his interest, not just for the money. Money does play a big role, but Gordon throws passion into his work and it paid off. He could've written the book for his family, as they will remember him with something.I also think he could've written it for himself so that he could feel accomplished with what he's done.
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Braidon Downs
02-21-2019
01:50 PM ET (US)
I am reading the fear to day I stoped at pg 269 0f 486

the author needed to know about London and how to get in to other peoples head to scare them. He would also need to now what works and what doesn't work. he would have to try many thins before he came up with this spin on the zombie side of things. he would have to now how the readers would react and make them wanting more at the end of every book.

He would get in from real life he lives in London so it makes sense for it to be In London. also his love for horror movies and book lead him to make this series of books. he has all was had an interest in mechanics frightening people.

I think the author really likes zombie book and survival book for the end of the world.
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Abbie Cain
02-21-2019
11:17 AM ET (US)
I am reading All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood and I stopped on page 142 our of 406.

This book is about a little girl named Wavonna, who is the daughter of a neglectful mother and a meth dealing father. Bryn Greenwood had to know a lot about the drug business and how it is viewed from different perspectives such as a little girls perspective of how her father deals meth. Greenwoood would also had to have some knowledge of being in a relationship with someone who is involved with drugs because Wavy is involved romantically with a man in her dads drug business.

In the back of my book Bryn Greenwood actually answers a question about how much of this story was inspired by her childhood. She grew up with her dad being a meth dealer and though he is mostly reformed now, she said that this is where she got her information and inspiration for this novel. Greenwood also said she got into relationships with a lot of older men when she was younger and I think that is why is wrote Kellen into the story making him have a relationship with Wavy. I think this novel is somewhat just a reflection of her childhood.

Greenwood says "I hope my book makes people think seriously about the nature of consent and a child's right to bodily sovereignty." Saying this she doesn't necessarily mean sexual consent, but ways that Wavy was forced to do things such as eat or forcing her to speak in times that made her feel uncomfortable.
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Fallon Jackman
02-21-2019
11:08 AM ET (US)
I am currently reading the book Hollow City by Ransom Riggs. I finished Today at page 187 out of 396.

✔️What did the author have to know/know about to be able to write this book?
In the peculiar children books there is occasional a picture to describe the book. the author himself loves taken these pictures. he has to know what he wants the picture of look like. he also needs to figure out how he is going to do all these crazy, realistic looking pictures for a fantasy book. the author was also a gifted child and went to a school for gifted children. this is shown a lot in the books with the big words that he uses and the way he words and explains the books and pictures
✔️How would the author GET the knowledge or ideas it took to write this book?
I think the author got his knowledge from going to a gifted school. this gives him the opportunity to know what it is like to be different from other people like all the peculiar children in the book.
✔️Why do you think the author wrote the book you are reading?
I think the the author wrote the book so he could show off his writing and photography skills. he has been writing and doing photography from a young age and I think he wanted to express it more
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Elliot Uehling
02-21-2019
11:07 AM ET (US)

1. My book is 'The Fault in Our Stars, it's 313 pages long and today I stopped at page 230.

2. To write this book, John Green had to know about possible cancer treatments. He also had to know about some medicines and medical equipment John probably had to just do some basic research about cancer and its treatments. He probably didn't have to look up the romance part at all, as most of his books are romances. I'm not really sure how he wrote this book. Inspiration can come from anywhere. I feel like he wanted to write something that would be sad and happy at the same time. In the end, he wrote 'The Fault in Our Stars'. A lot of people just like to write, so maybe that's why he wrote this book
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Felicia Lowe
02-21-2019
11:07 AM ET (US)
The book I'm reading is called The Only Thing To Fear By Caroline Richmond. The book has 280 pages and I'm on page 189. On my vacation I finished the book Nerve by Jeanne Ryan, the book has 304 pages in it. For the author to be able to write about this book he needed to know a little bit about WWII and all the history behind it. Even though it was about the Nazis winning the war he still had to research names and some event that happened. How the author found the information would be form lots of things. He could have easily looked it up on the internet, but the internet isn't always true. He could have read books about it or even watched documentaries about it. We will never know how he got the information, but there are lots of resources that could have helped him. I think the author wanted to show what is would maybe look like if the Nazis won, but he put in a little twist to it. Reading about what she thought the war would look like if the Nazis won really makes you think what could have happened. At the everyone knows that the United States wins the war, but it makes you think wha tif this really happend.
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Austin Brookfield
02-21-2019
11:06 AM ET (US)
I am reading "Forever My Girl" by Heidi McLaughlin. I am on page 77 of 232. Last week I finished the adventure book "Dare Me" (336 pp)

In the story "Forever My Girl" the author had to know a series of things in order to put the plot and setting together. She must know stuff about complicated relationships and music, traveling and sports. She had to know a certain understanding of people and how they are today. Heidi McLaughlin, I believe, would get the knowledge from building her own family. She has two daughters and a husband. I believe the author wrote the book for the true understanding of "if you love somebody you should never walk away and treat them with disrespect. If something comes up in life as serious as that have a firm talk, but don't just leave." she also wrote this book to explain to us how cool it would be to be a famous singer, traveling all the time... all the money involved in it. Her main point in the story is you can't just walk away when you can't deal with the world, you have to fight it out.
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Cole Miles
02-21-2019
11:04 AM ET (US)
I am currently reading Burning Nation by Trent Reedy. I'm on pg. 316 of 415, the book is really good and I would suggest it to people who like to read because it s kinda long but very interesting and entertaining. The author had to know about what was going on in a war because that's what the whole book is over. He also should know a little about high schoolers because there's plenty of them towards the end of the book. I think he got the knowledge from experience because maybe when he was younger he had to go and serve. Thats why I think the book is written like he's been exactly where he makes cal sound the main character in the book. I think that he wrote this book for young readers that want to go into the service but have to make a choice to leave there family or stay, I think Trent went to serve when he was young so that why he wrote this book so if your interested in going to serve at a young age you can go and hopefully come back to an even better place to when you left.
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Aysia Hall
02-21-2019
11:04 AM ET (US)
I finished the book The Line (219 p) and started the book Thirteen Chairs by Dave Shelton, and I am currently on page 21 of 245.

- Dave Shelton would have to know a great deal about murder cases and horror stories to portray these things in his book. He would need to know these things because within the story, there are 13 different people who share their horror story. Being able to retell these stories either needs a very imaginative mind, or a little bit of experience behind or on the scenes.
- Dave Shelton probably received the idea from the fascination on why and how murders or other horror conspiracies are played out. He may have to try and visualize a murderers mind to show the in-depth thinking on why they do what they do.
- I think Dave Shelton wrote a story like this to give their audience an inside scoop on the dark side of the world. Shelton portrays many different actions in the mind of a killer. Shelton also shows the dark side of a killers mind. You know, the one that tells them they're doing things wrong, but the killer sees things that that as motivation to do more.
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Chelsea Shumaker
02-21-2019
11:04 AM ET (US)
I am reading Onyx, I am on page 93 on 418 pages. The author needed to know how West Virginia environment was like. Because the setting is set in West Virginia. The author lives there so it is easier to write the book about that specific place. The author got the ideas from other books. In this book Jennifer L. Armentrout needed to know how the human body worked, but also the landscape of the book. She says she loves to make ideas up or read other books to it ideas and make it her own. As a child she wanted to be a author so she may just bring ideas form her childhood into the book. I think the author wrote this book, to explain what West Virginia looks like. But also to explain adventures you could do in that environment. Overall, I like this book and cannot wait to finish it sometime this week or next week.
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Karlye Maras
02-21-2019
11:04 AM ET (US)
I am currently reading Sold today I stopped on page 89 out of 267.

1. They would need to know about the culture and ethics in this part of the world so that the setting was accurate. Specifically for the storyline of the book they would need to understand how poor that part of the world is, and how trading can make them money.
2. In order to write this book accurately the author had to do a lot of studying on the cultures of Nepal and India and how the sex trafficking systems work there. To help understand more she visited Nepal and India and traced the paths these girls have to take on there way to the brothels in India.
3. I think the author wrote this book to spread awareness. They most likely wanted to accurately tell the audience what is going on there and show us that it needs to come to an end.
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Ethan Kueter
02-21-2019
11:03 AM ET (US)
I am currently reading Dogsong. Today I read to page 41 out of 162.
In order. to write this book the author had to know about the life of Eskimos. he had to know what they ate and how they survived. The author probably got the knowledge to write the book from lots of research into Eskimos and hearing old Eskimo stories. I think that the Author wrote this book to bring light to the survival of Eskimos and how if you just live naturally without cars and buildings you become one with nature. In this book the main character Russel goes on a quest with his dogsled team in order to try to find his "song."
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Arriana Mausbach
02-21-2019
11:03 AM ET (US)
I am currently reading Breathing Underwater. I stopped on page 106 of 263. I finished the book The Foreseeable Future last week.

1. The book I am reading right now is called Breathing Underwater. This book is about a teenager who lives with his abusive dad and ends up beating his girlfriend. The author of this book would definitely have to know about abuse and anger issues. The author of this book actually worked with the attorneys office and tried several domestic violence cases. I believe she wrote this book to bring it to people's attention.
2. The author got this knowledge by reading further into the domestic violence cases. She would often do background checks on the people, to see if they had any mental illnesses or anger issues. She would also go to anger management groups and observe what the people would say.
3. I believe she wrote this book to bring it to people's attention. Most people don't know what goes on in the shadows, so to write this book was a big deal. The teenager in this book hides his scars pretty well, and is a popular kid. But after he beats his girlfriend, nobody wants to be around him. Little does everyone know, it's because his home life is so bad. And he's learning the bad habits from his dad. After writing this book, I believe that it opened everyone's eyes just a little bit more. To go over to people sitting alone, and just become their friend.
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Makara jackson
02-21-2019
11:02 AM ET (US)
I am currently reading Just one Day by Gayle Forman, I am on page 221 of 369.

This book is about the experiences we have and how the affect us, what happens to us when we meet new people, and even lose them. To write tis book you must have the knowing of what love can do to someone, being in love, falling in love. All of it can change someone so much. You must also understand what it is like to lose a lot of people in your life, to be truly alone.

The Author probably must have had her own experiences with this topic to truly write well about it. the emotions through the characters is strong enough to assume she indeed knew what it was like to feel this way.

This book really paves a path for young readers like myself into finding themselves. A book like this encourages you to be yourself and try new things, and even travel around the world.
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Rachel Eickman
02-21-2019
11:00 AM ET (US)
Today I finished Positively Izzy by Terri Libenson. It was 220 pages.
The author had to know about how in school, people get "labels" and frustrating it can be. Libenson wrote a story about a girl that sticks to her comfort zone because her "label" says she has to. The author got an idea to write this book because during her childhood, she was like Izzy and was labeled in school. She was called "The Good Artist" in school and that's what everyone knew her to be. But they didn't know that she liked a lot more than that, such as acting and English class. I think the author wrote this book for teenagers trying to fit in at their school. She shows kids that there is a lot more to them than a label that other people put on them. In the end, Izzy's friends were joking with her after the talent show that she might not be known as "The Brain" anymore.
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