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Alyssa Lauseng
11:20 AM ET (US)
I've been reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It has 435 pages and I finished on page 102. The author, JK Rowling, would have had to know several things: law, magic systems, Latin and Greek, and how a school would react to a killer on the loose. These are all things that were needed to write the book in the first place. The Latin and Greek words are the base of the spells she created in the series. For example, Accio means "I summon", and Accio is the summoning spell. She would have to research what schools have done with students in the past, make rules for her magic system, and learn Latin and Greek words. She'd also need to know how teen boy act, since Harry in this book is now 13. She could do this by asking what boys did and thought at that age or by watching them.
Tj Holloway
03:01 PM ET (US)
Im reading Hunger by Michael Grant. Im currently on page 228 out of 590 page.
My author had to get in the mind of kids. He was required to know how they would respond in situation and act in those situations. The more I think about how the author had to think this up, the more confident that Michael Grants is surely insane. It takes a special kind of man to come up with what he does. I think Micheal Grant wrote This novel to entertain a younger crowd.
Jaden Luke
12:11 PM ET (US)
I am reading Underdogs by Mike Lupica. It has 280 pages and I am on page 72.
 The author would have to know the struggle of football. He would have to know what it is like to always get beaten by one team. Also, he must know the rules of football and how the game works. He needs to know the life of a 13-year-old running back with a team with no money and school. He would need to know what it is like to have college running back as dad who blew his knee during the National Championship. He would have to know what it is like to not have a mom at your football games.
 He would have to go ask young football players and a team that could never beat the number one team. He would need to go watch some football games to see who well the boys played and how fast Will would need to be to make the story more realistic.
 He wrote the book because he loves kids sports. He loves writing about kids playing the game they love. I feel he wrote the book to show kids to never give up. If you work hard, you do anything. Will worked hard, got his team money and finally beat West Riverdale Trojans in the Championship game.
Alecia Beigh
08:47 AM ET (US)
I'm reading Th1rteen R3asons Why. The book has 288 and I'm on page 171
The author would have to know about why Hannah killed herself and left the taped there for everyone to listen to her talk about them. She had a map that whatever place she said you had to go because it was a memory of Hannah. Hannah left these tapes about everyone and what they did . If you were 13 on the tape then you had to bring the tapes to hell with you. the author would be able to get the information about the book by knowing a bit about suicide and recording hannah voice before she was gone. That way it will get the readers interested in the book. I think the author wrote the book is to tell about what you say or do can affects peoples lives. She wrote the book to help readers realize how suicude is a big deal and it helps people you love.
Kaitlyn Schaunaman
04:30 PM ET (US)
1. I am on reading The Summer I found You and stopped on page 191 of 240.
✔️The author had to know quite a bit about diabetes type 1, as Kate often forgets to inject her shots and measure the insulin she needs. Also, Jolene Perry needed to know a lot about amputations, as Aidan in one armed since his tour in Afghanistan. Perry also needs to know a lot about doing things one handedly as she wrote Aidan's part.
✔️The author would be able to get this information by interviewing veterans, who have served on seas, others with amputations, and by just googling it. She could have also gotten the information by talking to doctors or medical professionals.
✔️I think the author wrote this book to show that even if things seem too complicated they can and will work themselves out. The whole story is about how things happen when you least expect it. The author also might have wanted to share just how difficult it is to be one armed.
Kaelynn Ahrendt
04:29 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading Signs Point To Yes by Sandy Hall. The book has 265 pages and I stopped on page 92. Since last class I finished The Fill-In Boyfriend and Finding Mr. Brightside.

I think the author would have to know about what the reader wanted to happen. But, at the same time, she would have to know when to throw in a few things the read wouldn't expect. So far she has put in a few things in the book that I didn't think would happen but at the same time it makes it harder to predict what is going to happen. These type of books, ones you can predict, are the best kind of books to read. I think the author got the knowledge from her own past experiences. It sounds like a story that would very well have happened to someone. She also could have got the knowledge from past books she has read and she pulled the idea from it. I think she wrote the book to help readers realize that good things can happen even when it feels like everything is going wrong in your life.
Grace Dellman
04:28 PM ET (US)
I finished reading Schindler's List. I am currently reading Looking for Alaska by John Green. It has 221 pages and I stopped on page 75. John Green had to know about the different types of people in a school and how they relate to each other. He also had to know about history since the main character knows a lot of history. He could have got this knowledge by researching some of the facts that the main character knows. Miles, the main character, knows the last words of famous people, which is probably available on the internet. He also could have based it off of his own school experience. The alcohol and smoking abuse in the book, mixed with a divide of the teens is evident in many high schools. I think that John Green wrote this book to educate people about teens lives during high school. He also may have wrote the book to show the impacts of always trying to get even with people. I am not that far into the book but, I think that as I continue to read I may find a bigger purpose of why he wrote this book.
Jenni Blue
04:28 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and am on page 128 out of 236. This last week I finished Delirium by Lauren Oliver.
-Hadley is dreading flying to London in order to take part in her dad's wedding to Charlotte, who she's never even met before. At the JFK airport, she meets Oliver. They spend the entire flight together, and she realizes that she's fallen head over heels for him. I suppose in order to write this book, the author, Jennifer Smith, had to know about how to pace a romance. Since this book takes place in only 24 hours, she risks creating an unrealistic love interest. I think she's doing a pretty good job so far.
-Maybe a good way to write this book would be by experience. Perhaps she took ideas from other books she has read, because pacing is very important.
-I think the author wrote this book as a heart warmer. If you want to feel good, you should read this book.
Jason Koval
04:28 PM ET (US)
The book that I finished today was a glimpse of heaven and it has 170 pages in it. The things that the author had to do to write this book was to know he or she is loved by the lord. The way they got their ideas was probley by praying about it and knowing God is going to give her or he wisdom to write what they saw and boldness. The reason why I think they wrote this book is to share the good news and encourage people and let them know they are loved no matter what. This book was a very great read and inspiring. Some of the things that you hear in this book is very sad but you get hope at the same time. Makes you feel powerful and loved and you can achieve anything you want. Very great read and the next book I im going on is shadow of doubt it has 219 pages.
Jordan Pechous
04:28 PM ET (US)
Today in class, I finished reading, The Space Between By Brenna Yovanoff. I started reading Operation Tenley by Jennifer hooch hummer, there are 261 pages, and I am on page 63.

✔️The author had to know, since the book is a fantasy, how mother nature works. The book is about a girl who has the weather power of wind, and mother nature wants it. She also had to know how the elements affect people and surroundings.
✔️She could have gotten the knowledge by knowing a bit about weather. The author also could imagining her own ideas, on how the weather affects others.
✔️I believe she wrote this book because she wanted to expand on her imagination. She must love the idea of mother nature and weather. But also action and how it can effect how someone lives.
Jacob Bradfield
04:28 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading Caught by Margaret Peterson Haddix. I am on page 302 out of 343. I started and finished the book Torn over the long weekend and started my current book.
Because this entire set of books is about history, the author has to know about certain events in history. She needs to know about some of the most famous people in history and what might happen if they were never around. Another thing the author needs to know a little bit about is the laws of physics. Physics has a lot to do with the last book because most of the book is about Albert Einstein. There are a number of ways that the author could find this knowledge. The internet and school are just naming a couple, but books can give the author the knowledge to know so much about the accuracy of historical facts. I believe that the author really enjoyed her history classes because the book is based off of history. I think that she probably took some history classes during high school and college and did extremely well in them.
Elizabeth Carda
04:28 PM ET (US)
I am reading Bad for you by Abbi Glines I'm on page 269 out of 300. The other had to know how to get the attention of a young adult. She had to know how to connect with our mind and how we stay connected to books. She probably had to interview a bunch of girls to know what kind of books they like to read. She would need to know what type of style she could write good. She would need to know how to include good plot twist and conflicts to keep the stories going. I honestly think my author wrote this book because she wanted the attention of the girl around my age. She had to be able to go off of what type of vocab we like to see. I think she had a bunch of ideas on how people can change for others. She wanted to show what true love looks like and what people would do for you.
Truman DickPerson was signed in when posted
04:27 PM ET (US)
1. I'm reading a 207-page novel called Game Changers and I stopped on page 138. I haven't finished any books over the long weekend.

2. The author of this book would need to have a good knowledge about football. The novel focuses mainly on a boy playing for his football team. Since the novel's main character is a young boy, the author would have to know how a young boy lives. This could also mean that the author is a father of a boy who plays football. Football terminology is a very important part of the book. The author would learn about football by watching it and/or playing it. I believe the author wrote this book because football is a very popular sport in America and there is many of it.
Edited 02-22-2017 04:27 PM
William Hunley
04:27 PM ET (US)
i just finished the book Swindle by Gordan Korman. to make this book the author had to know a little about baseball and who babe ruth was and maybe a little about making a heist. this book is fake so as long a you wanted to write about something that happened then they were good to write. I think he wrote this book because he wanted t make a book about somethings that he likes like maybe baseball and robberies. i think the auther needs to write about things he likes and thats why he wrote this book
Emma Lewis
04:27 PM ET (US)
I am reading Lucky by Alice Sebold I'm on page 107 out of 246 pages.
My novel is about Alice, a girl who was raped at age nineteen on her college campus. The author didn't know any of these feelings or fears before the incident happened. Although Alice, the author, always knew she wanted to be a writer, I'm sure she never planned for this to be a novel she'd write. She got the "knowledge and ideas" to write this book through her own experience. She didn't want to learn or know about this topic. She wrote the novel because she wants others to be aware. She wants them to understand what it does to a person to be raped. She wants everyone to connect with the thrive for revenge. She wants justice and she wants the readers to feel competent enough to get justice of their own. Alice wants to stopped being view at as "the girl who got raped".
Julia Wendell
04:26 PM ET (US)
1. I'm reading Eleanor And Park by Rainbow Rowell. There are 325 pages in this book, and I stopped at page 130.

2. -The author would have to understand teenagers to write this book. Also the author would have to know what its like to live in a house with an alcoholic step-father.
-The author would have to meet real teenagers to get the knowledge required to write this book.
-I think that the reason the author wrote this book is to connect with modern teens. We are all insecure about a lot of things. We don't want to look different from everyone else, but sometimes we don't have a choice. These are hard times for children to overcome. We have mixed emotions about everything. This book is absolutely beautiful. Being a teenager, I can fully relate to these charactors.
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