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Ind Rdg Journal #3: 8/31/16

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Caden Gross
09-09-2016
01:12 PM ET (US)
The book I'm reading is Search and Destroy by Dean Hughes. I started on page 1 and ended on page 71.

The main reason I choose this book is because I had read Dean Hughes last book "Soldier Boys". I like that book very much and thought it was very interesting. The other reason why I choose "Search and Destroy", was because I love learning about history and learning about wars. This book is about a 18 year old kid named Rick. Rick was growing up in the 1960's. Rick decided to join the army because he was kicked out of his house by his dad, had no money, and he wanted experience to be a writer. This book as really caught my attention and I'm very interested in it now.
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Sunny
09-06-2016
10:40 AM ET (US)
I'm reading Beyonders: A World Without Heroes. It's got 454 pages, and I'm on page 61.

My first impression of this book is generally pretty good. It's got everything that I like in a book, and it's kept me entertained so far. The main character hasn't really made any friends or had any real struggles yet, but I'm guessing that they will come up later. At the beginning of the book, a log raft full of musicians basically commit suicide in the sake of art. None of the musicians seemed very attached to the idea, but they all go through with it anyway. The writing's really nice, and the story seems alright so far. Nothing's too confusing this far in the book, it's all explained. I'll stick with this book.
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Tristan H
09-01-2016
11:11 AM ET (US)
Ghosts Of War it has 310 pages and I'm currently on 139. The main reason I picked this book is because I have a lot of interest in military books. Also the book deals with the struggle of a young boy who joins the military thinking that "If I don't do something, who will" and that to me shows he has do do something for his country and defend it. The book also takes place during the Iraq war which I love reading about books that give so much detail about one of my favorite wars the US took part in. Its so hard to find a book that goes in depth about the training our military goes through and hopefully someday I will be able to join a branch of the military. These are just some of the reasons that I picked this book to read. I found this book to be extremely interesting and to my liking. I hope to complete this book very soon wishing the next week or so.
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Hannah Miller
08-31-2016
04:31 PM ET (US)
I am reading the book Psychopath. It has 268 pages and I read from 261 to 327.

(2.) When i first started reading Psychopath I was immediately impressed, it really compelled me to read on and ultimately I couldn't set the book down. I'm not very confused on what's happening although sometimes the dialogue can be confusing or the POV switch since it isn't always clearly stated. I can understand Jonah best, although he's the psychotic serial killer. Sometimes when he talks with such strong religion making bible references it confuses me though. I plan to continue reading this book, I'm almost done with it. One more class period and I'll probably need to start a different book. I plan to start 'The Cellar' after this.
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Abbey Nielsen
08-31-2016
04:30 PM ET (US)
Today I started a new book called The language of the stars i am now on page 91. I started this after finishing the book a step to you. I grabbed this book out of the library for a few reasons. the first being the fact that the cover caught my eye and looked interesting. after looking and the cover and the title i look at the summary. I read through the summary which looked pretty interesting. last but not least i read the first few pages to see the style of the text and the reading level. after going through al of these steps I decided that it would problem be a good read so I checked it out.
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Caden Gross
08-31-2016
04:30 PM ET (US)
The book I'm reading is Search and Destroy by Dean Hughes. I Started on page 1 and ended on page 3. The reason I choose this book is because I had read Dean Hughes last book "Soldier Boys", and I thought that was the best book ever. I now want to read more of Dean Hughes books because I thought that "Soldier Boys" was great and I want to read more like it.
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Savannah Cooper
08-31-2016
04:29 PM ET (US)
Today I finished my first book Send and started a new book called Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. I got to page 24 of 390 pages.

The front cover of my book is white with a tangled mess of blue tree branches and leaves surrounding the edge. In the middle of the book is the title Shiver. The "i" of Shiver has a red blood spot on it. Through the trees you can see the blue outline of a wolf. I find this cover to be very appealing because of the colors and the style. I typically read books based on their cover and summary, this book immediately caught my attention. Some clue that it gives is that the book takes place in the woods and it's about wolves. The colors suggest peace and serenity. This book looks really intreating and I can't wait to really get into it!
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Jovonn
08-31-2016
04:29 PM ET (US)
I am reading House Arrest by K.A. Holt, I'm currently on page 242 and there are 296 pages in total. I am really enjoying this book, I chose it because I thought it would be a good book to read. I didn't put much thought into it I kind of just picked it out and started reading it. I want to keep reading it because I want to know whats going to happen to the family at the end. This is not really a confusing book the words are not too hard or easy. I understand the events and characters I know whats going on its not confusing at all. I'm planning on sticking with it to the bitter end I'm going to read it till I find out what happens at the end.
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Ryan
08-31-2016
04:29 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading Ghosts in the fog by Samantha Sieple. This book has 199 pages and I am currently on page 150. When I first saw this book it caught my attention. After I read the first few pages it had my attention right away. This book does a great job of describing and telling the events that take place in this book. Because this book does such a great job of being descriptive I have not been confused at all. I feel that this book is one of the best at telling a great backstory while still keeping the real events the main part of the story. I plan on finishing this book. I actually am debating finding another book by this same author. Overall this is a great book and I would recommend this to everyone that likes a good war story.
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Evie Golden
08-31-2016
04:28 PM ET (US)
I am reading Macbeth by William Shakespeare there are 107 pages and I am on page 68. My first impression was that it is a much more difficult read than some of the other Shakespeare plays that I have read. I do want to keep reading because the plot is very fast paced so it is really interesting. The relationships between characters are very interesting. I like reading about Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. They are very interesting to me. I am confused because I forget the relationships between the characters and the language is hard to read. I get confused on whether Malcolm and Macduff are allies and their whole relationship. I plan to finish Macbeth because it is really good so far.
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Alexus
08-31-2016
04:27 PM ET (US)
I am reading the book Fragments by Binjamin Wilkomirski. This book has 155 pages and I'm on page 87. I chose this book because I like to read books about the holocaust. The front of the book has a Jewish sign with a little boy and it made me interested. Also I looked at the back and it said it was a little boy in the Nazi death camps. The Nazi death camp is a very hard place to survive in. Reading about a little boy with no family or anybody and is making his way through is exciting. He spent his whole childhood there and its just something interesting to read about.
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Alliyah
08-31-2016
04:27 PM ET (US)
I am reading Heartless by Sara Shepard I am currently on page 266 of the 274 pages. Im first impressions of the book was that it was really good. It pulls you in because it leaves you hanging. It is a Pretty Little Liars book so it goes along with the tv show. I think that it is a lot like the tv show. I enjoy it as much as the show was well. It makes me want to keep reading it because it is so good. I am always wondering what is going to happen next. I plan to stick with it because I am almost done. I like this book a lot.
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Maddi Tulin
08-31-2016
04:27 PM ET (US)
I am reading Tricks by Ellen Hopkins. I stopped at page, 403. I chose this book because I have read a few of Mrs. Hopkins book before. I enjoy her stories very much. They hold unseen twist and ends to them. They hold amazing characters that are usually real people see has meet or knows. Mrs. Hopkins is a exactly author she picks a wonderful pair or group of people for her books so the reader never tires of the character. This book in particle hold very different character but all have common thing in common and a future that intertwine with each other.
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Molly
08-31-2016
04:27 PM ET (US)
I am reading Ignite Me, there are 461 pages and I am on page 152.
I choose to read Ignite Me because it is the second book in the Shatter Me trilogy. I really enjoyed Shatter Me so I figured I would finish the series. When I first finish Shatter Me I couldn't get the second book fast enough. I was so anxious to see what becomes of the characters. This book is a page turning and I find it hard to close it and go to bed at night, because I am always left wondering what is wrong with Adam. Today I was able to discover what his issue was and I was a little let down, not that it wasn't a crucial part of the book but more that I thought it'd be deeper. I plan on staying with this book and look forward to being done with it so that I can read the last book. Although I'm not to excited for the trilogy to come to an end.
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Jared Mettler
08-31-2016
04:26 PM ET (US)
I am reading First Shot by Walter Sorrells, it has 273 pages and I am currently on 177. I chose my book on impulse. I kind of looked at the front cover. Then I read the biography, it seemed semi-interesting so I checked it out. Now I feel like I can't put it down. It looked like more of an action/adventure book rather then a mystery. It is ery compelling to see what the main character will uncover next in the mystery of his mother's death.
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Alexus
08-31-2016
04:22 PM ET (US)
I am reading the book Fragments by Binjamin Wilkomirski. This
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