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Ind Rdg Journal 10/11/16

Abbey Nielsen
11:41 AM ET (US)
I finished the book flips side. If I picked a food it would be a salad. Charlie is training for the olympics she has a stricter diet of not soda or other junk food. If I was talking to the author I would ask about her experiences. The author has been to the olympics and wrote about her experiences. I would also ask her what inspired her to write this book. The story is fiction but i would ask her if any thing that happens to Charlie also happened to her. I would like to now the similarities between her and Charlie.
Maddi T
11:06 AM ET (US)
I am reading red throne by Rick Riordan. If I had to pick a food for this book it would be Aish. The reason I picked this Egyptian bread is because it gives you energy when eating and its filling. Its also from the culture and one of the setting that this book is set in. But I doubt the main character have ever eaten this kind of bread. But its possible when they were training at the first nome in Cairo, Egypt. Beside possibly eating bread they learn they are hosting gods.
Evie Golden
05:16 PM ET (US)
I am reading the Heir by Keira Cass I am on page 306 out of 346. I think I would cast Emma Watson as Neena. I imagine Neena being petite like Emma Watson and having soft features like her. I think I would cast Josh Nolan as King Maxon. Maxon has blond hair and I think Nolan has the warm smile that Maxon would possess. I would cast Bryce Dallas Howard as Queen America. I think the past two choices might be little young for the parts, but it wouldn't be hard to make them look a few years older. It think she would be a good choice because she always looks regal in photos, and the way she holds herself. I think I would cast Danielle Campbell as Eadlyn because she has brown hair like Eadlyn.
Tristan H
11:28 PM ET (US)
I am reading a book called The Heart and The Fist, I am on page 165 out of 320. If I had to pick a food to represent this book it would be pizza. The reason I picked pizza t represent this book is because its good while you're into it and it gets the job done, just like the Navy Seals. Also because it all American and who doesn't love that. Plus it is loved by everyone who has it. Pizza represents the book because of how everyone loves our armed services for fighting for our country, and so people love pizza maybe not as much as our armed forces but close. You can get it in all different kinds of flavor like how in our military there's almost any person and any race of man. So thats why I think that pizza does a good job of representing this boo.
Jared Mettler
04:30 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading Incinerator by Niall Leonard. I am currently on page 225 of 257.
I love the way the author uses the titles so subsequently that interlude with the story. Like in his first book 'Crusher'. Towards the end of the book he the main character, Finn MacGuire gets himself into a sticky situation and is put into a car crusher by a gang overlords goons. After that book he is referenced as 'the crusher' because of his boxing skills. In this book however, Incinerator, is him being caught in fre in his apartment with his "sexual partner" and he escapes by the skin of his teeth.
Hannah Miller
04:30 PM ET (US)
I am reading The Swap by Megan Shull. It has 383 pages and I stopped at page 18. I just finished Schizo.

After the first few chapters I'm really kinda just upset that the book is centered around 12 year olds. The main characters have only just started 7th grade and I guess Jack already has a six pack which isn't even attractive on a child. The only thing compelling em to read on is the hope that the book gets better and it isn't a complete waste of time. I'm not very confused on what is happening in all honesty. Although it doesn't make any sense when it comes to Ellie continuing her friendship with Sassy who is so mean to her. Th use of language is annoying, it's teen talk, called girl talk. Things like Oooooooooohhmmmyyyygooooooooosh. Literally that is used in the book. Even in dialogue it bothers me. I don't know if I plan to stick with the book.
04:29 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading That was then, this is now by S.E. Hinton it has 159 pages and I'm on page 16. This book is set in the 70's so the three songs I would say best represent this book are...Stayin Alive because Mark owes Charlie 3 dollars for Coke and if he doesn't give it to him by the next day he will get beat up. Another song would be a song by Eminem. because there is a character name M&M in this book he's a hippie guy hats friends with Charlie. And the last song I would say is the 'Share a coke and a Song' song because they talked about owning a coke. I really enjoyed the outsiders so when I saw this book at the library I had to check it out its also a short read, and its set in the 70s and I think the generation is really retro I would travel back in time to go to the 70s if I could. I liked the cover too it grabbed my attention, I kinda hope they run into pony boy or someone from the last book.
Leah Krull
04:27 PM ET (US)
Today I finished reading Beautiful by Kurt Dinan.

I am going to pick a playlist for my book. I would choose Numb by August Alsina. I would choose this song because there is a lot of drinking and drug use in this book. I would also choose Tumblr Girls by G-Eazy. I chose this because this song talks about being in a relationship and the numbness that comes with being in a relationship for the wrong reasons. It also mentions drug and alcohol abuse in the song. The last song I would choose is Sober by Niykee Heaton. I chose this because it talks about the effects of drugs and alcohol on the mind. It also talks about the pain of an abusive relationship.
04:24 PM ET (US)
I just finished the book 90 minutes in Heaven.

I chose that book because I heard that the movie was good. Family members have seen the movie and thought that it was really good. Since I haven't seen the movie I figured I would read the book and see how it is. The cover of the book makes you not want to skip over it and the title draws you in to. I also saw it said it was a bio so then people wouldn't want to skip over it then. The librarian told me that it was a good book. The cover of the book had a car crash so then i was interested on what happened. So many things about the book just made me want to read it and find out what happens.
Savannah Cooper
04:24 PM ET (US)
I am reading The Creeping and I am on page 210 of 387 pages.

If I had to pick one food to represent this book I would pick strawberries. I would pick strawberries because they are a significant thing in this book. The story is about a girl named Stella that is trying to discover the secrets of her past. One of her old childhood friends Jeanie was kidnapped but for some reason didn't take Stella. Strawberries are significant because at the house of the girl that disappeared there are strawberry plants that refuse to leave. No matter how hard the father of the missing girl tried he couldn't kill them. Thistles even grew up between them to protect the strawberries. As Stella tries to discover more about her past and what really happened to jeanie a basket of strawberries are delivered to her house with an unknown giver. The strawberries are white with mold and maggots, who ever delivered them knew what they meant to Stella. I think that the theme of strawberries will continue to play a big roll in this story.
04:23 PM ET (US)
Today I finished I Was Here by Gayle Forman and I started Gone Too Far by Natalie Richards, I am 9 pages in to the 290 pages of the book.

I picked up this book in the library because the title got my attention. I wanted to know why it was titled that so I read the back. The short description of the book made me want to read it. It pulled me in because its about a girl finding a notebook full of her classmates secrets. These secrets include things that they have done that no one else knows about. It also has pictures of the people who have these secrets. She gets to choose which person she wants to get revenge on for whatever they have done. I decided that I wanted to read this book after reading the back because it sounds intriguing and I want to know what all her classmates did and who she chose to get revenge on and why.
04:23 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading Dead In The Water by: Chris Lynch. This book has 188 pages and I am currently on page 60. I love the way the author of this book creates and tells the story. In all of the Chris Lynch books that I have read he always gives great background stories. He uses the info that you get from these stories to set uptake mood and the theme of the stories. And he has gotten very good at doing this. Chris Lynch has a very different way of telling his stories as well. He really goes into great detail and is very descriptive when it coms to his different characters. Like in the book I am currently reading he tells us about Hanks sister Susie. He describes Susie as this very charismatic little girl with knowledge way over her age level of 14. But in the end when you put these great writing styles together like Chris Lynch does you are bound to read a great book.
04:19 PM ET (US)
I am reading Emma by Jane Austen and I am on page 43 of 418.
I chose to read Emma because in AP English we are reading Pride and Prejudice and I enjoy it. I like the language of Austen's writing. It is confusing enough to make me think about what is happening by it is also intriguing enough for me to continue reading it. I love to read about how people use to live and how formalities have changed and social status. I suppose it reminds me of fairytales as a kid, but they are more life like. I specifically chose Emma because Schu recommended it. I like how it is from the view of a girl from a more wealthy class instead of a lower class, it gives it a different feel. I am not very far but so far I am happy with my chose of book.
Caden Gross
04:17 PM ET (US)
I am read Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. By Tom Angleberger. I am on page 139, the book has 412 pgs.

I love the way the author of this book has study the Star Wars Episodes and got exact quotes from the movies. He also added some some that might have been in the movie but we didn't see as the viewer. I also like how he really studied not only the movie but some of the names of certain things, describing what they look like, how they work. I also like how he tells the story in his view and kind of breaks the fourth wall and talks to the reader/audience. Best of all he chose to right about STAR WARS!!!!
Kärin RennerPerson was signed in when posted
03:30 PM ET (US)
CHOICES!! I went back to other journals where you had choices and dumped them all together. Please choose a topic DIFFERENT from what you have written before!

Begin post with the novel you are reading, total # of pages and pg. # where you stopped. Then please write at least 8 to 10 sentences on the topic!

Choose ONE of the topics below:

A. If you were to pick a playlist of 3 songs to best represent your book, what would they be and WHY?

B. What movie stars might you have portray the main characters in a film version of your book and why?

C. Explain how or why you chose your book.

D. 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?

E. Analyze/Comment on the front cover and back cover of the book. Is it appealing? Why? How effective is it in persuading a teenager to read it? Does it give you any clues or hints before you start reading? Maybe comment or analyze the color and the text and images used.

F. If you could have a conversation with the author right now, what would you ask him/her?

G. Finish this idea: "I love the way the author of this book..." Be complete and give examples to support your opinion.

H. If you had to pick ONE food to represent this book, what would it be and why?

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