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IR 4th Quarter Journal #4 4/7

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Emma Aasen
01:53 PM ET (US)
I am reading Taken by Erin Bowman and there are 360 pages and I am on page 101. The setting takes place in a small community called Claysoot. There is a wall that boarders it off from the rest of the world. Beyond the wall is a desert looking place and anyone who tries to climb over the wall they get discovered dead inside the wall. It takes place in the future. In Claysoot there is this thing called a Heist and every boy who turns 18 on their birthday they get Heisted. Which is a bright light that beams down on them and then they disappear.
Jordan Goldammer
10:50 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading The Magicians Nephew, I am on page 60 and the novel has 107 pages. The setting of this novel is hard to explain, at first it takes place in great Britain (because this is C.S. Lewis book). Then the setting is moved to a place called the woods between the worlds. At the woods between the worlds there are puddles that one can walk through to go to a different world. The third place the novel takes us is to a castle in an old world that is about to die, the sun is a red giant (the step before a white dwarf). The final place the novel takes us is to a world where nothing is born yet. It is dark, and then suddenly there are stars, and then life. Many people compare the chronicles of Narnia to the religious creation story where Aslan (the lion) is god/jesus and the white witch is the devil. There are many more comparisons to the bible but those in throughout the other novels in the Chronicles of Narnia.
Shane Spencer
04:10 PM ET (US)
Start with the name of the book you are currently reading and the pg. # where you stopped today.
I am reading The Lost Fleet: Dauntless by Jack Cambell. I am on page 289 and the book has 304 pages. I have also finished Eon.
As we speak John "Jack Black" Geary is in one of the Syndic star systems know as Kalabain. The year is undetermined, but because of the space ships and what-not you can place the time in the far future. The setting is relevant to the story a great deal because Geary is trying to get his Fleet out of the Syndic star systems and back to the Alliance. The ship Dauntless is caring a hyper-net key that would give the Alliance the ability to travel through the Syndic Hyper-net. This would give the Alliance a great advantage in the war that just might get them the victory over the Syndics that they have been seeking for the last 100 years. (Huzzah!)
Katelynn Urness
04:08 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading The Fate Of Ten by Pittacus Lore. I haven't been able to read lately because of the musical so I am still on page 110 of 399. The book is currently taking place in New York City in the aftermath of an alien invasion. While most of the book has taken place in New York City, some has also taken place in Mexico. The setting is important because some of the characters are stranded in Mexico because of their environment so that contributes a lot to the setting. The reason they are in Mexico is because that is where a sacred place is to the characters and they are trying to protect it.
Alexa From
10:52 AM ET (US)
I am reading The 100 day and I am on page 103. My book takes place in space and in a forest on earth. 97 years ago people on earth had to evacuate earth because of radiation on earth. Now they were running out of air on their ship in space, so they sent 100 kids 18 and younger down to earth to see if it is safe again. The setting is obviously important in this book. On earth they find out that there are people who survived the radiation so their goal is to get everyone to earth. I am not sure what year the book is in, all I know it is more in the future, so I am thinking its around 2100.
Christian Hackett
09:56 AM ET (US)
I just finished reading the book Unthinkable by Shirley Duke. I have not yet picked out another book. In the book I just finished the setting wasn't very set. From what I have picked up is that the location of the book is somewhere near the ocean or harbor. If I was to guess the exact location of the story and where the main character stay is somewhere in a suburb of Boston. Along with the place the time isn't exactly given. Again if I were to guess what the exact what time period this was in I would have to guess the early 2000's. The reason I say this is because technology in the book was not very prominent but it still existed.
Silas Hoffman
04:30 PM ET (US)
I have just finished Taken by Edward Bloor. The book had 249 pages. This book takes place in the USA in the year 2035. Children in this book live in gated communities and are carefully protected and watched by adults 24/7. Why you may ask? Kidnapping is a major industry in the united states. The main character has been taken and this book follows her and her friends as they try and rescue her. And find out why people are being kidnaped. I liked this book was well written and I liked it overall.
Brittany Vaughan
04:27 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading The Cure For Dreaming by Cat Winters. There is 342 pages in the book and I am on page 53. My book takes place in America and in the 1900s. This is important because the book talks about stuff, we don't typically see anymore. One example is when my main character joins women in front of a courthouse demanding for voting rights. We don't see this anymore because women are aloud to vote and don't have to fight for it anymore. Another example, is the main character's father, who is extremely rude. Her father says women shouldn't have an education and should stay at home. I think this shows how it was like back then because it isn't like that now. Time is very important in novels because it shows us how things are during this time period. The place is relevant because it talks about all these new things that people in America have never seen. In the novel, a hypnotist is doing a show that my main character goes to, she was so surprised because she has never seen one.
Tyler Renken Actual Post
04:27 PM ET (US)
The book I am reading is The Royal Ranger. It has 455 pages and I have stopped on page 350. My book was set in the Medieval times. Well it is very relevant to this book because there is no such thing as technology there. They use spears, slings bows and swords. Not Nukes, Tanks, machine guns nothing like we use today. They use Maps and compasses not GPS's on there phone. They also ride horses and not cars. They had magnificent castles not mansions. So many reasons why these characters would not be able to understand how things are today.
Micah Warrington
04:25 PM ET (US)
I am reading Icefall by Mattew J. Kirby. It has 321 pages and I stopped on page 309 today. The story that I am currently reading takes place inside of an ice mountain. There is an avalanche when they are in a cave and they are trapped inside the ice cave. They do however eventually get out of the cave into this mountainous area where they are lost. They try to find their way back to there car since they were tourists. They however find their way to a meadow where they get these special powers and such. The time of this book is supposed to be taken in modern day.
Cassidy Eidsness
04:25 PM ET (US)
I am reading the Sister Pact by Stacie Ramey. It has 305 pages and I am on page 185. The story is set in multiple places from her house to parties to school. All of the places the main character goes, are all places she remember's her sister being at and figuring out part of the mystery to why her sister did what she did. The main character goes to the school and faces everyone that her sister was friends with and everyone who disliked her sister or that her sister disliked. The parties are to let her brain relax and sometimes she finds out new things about her sister, and figuring out that her sister wasn't as perfect as she thought. Their house is filed with many obstacles and regrets that she has to face and fix. The places she goes to are everyday places at many different times during the day.
Makenna Maras
04:25 PM ET (US)
I am reading Searching for Sky by Jillian Cantor there are 276 pages and I am on page 123. My book is first set on a island off the coast of California. Sky and her family were stranded there after their shipwreck. Then one day, people come to save her they take her to California where she begins to live with her grandmother. She is not used to how things work in the "real world." She just wants to go back to the island where she could be happy and have her childhood friend River. Without the setting the book would really have no point, this book is about setting change.
Haley Vettrus
04:24 PM ET (US)
I am reading The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott, there are 220 pages and today I stopped on 95. In the book I am reading it doesn't say where they live or where it takes place at all. But the time that it takes place in a current teenagers life. I can tell this because eveything that happens, happens to every teen. I am guessing that they live in a somewhat small town. This setting is relevent to the book because it seems like they are very close. I think that the setting is important because it has an impact on the characters lives. The setting affects the way they grow up and the way that they act. I know that this book takes place in our time because it is very much like all of our lives.
Jaida Horrell
04:24 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading the book The Fear by Charlie Higson. This book has 486 pages and today I stopped on page 304. This story takes place in and around London, England. There really is no date set in this novel, as their thoughts of time and a date have been distorted. It isn't necessarily relevant to the story, unless the illness was only set in England. Since they have no communication to the outside world, they have no idea how other countries are doing. This book probably takes place in modern times, because it makes many references to celebrities that exist in today's time. The places they mainly stay are in their fortresses they have barricaded to keep safe from the infected. Some of those places include the Buckingham Palace, and the eye of London.
Macallister Hoffman
04:23 PM ET (US)
The book I was reading was Star Trek Voyager: The Final Fury. I finished the book today and will be starting on a new one next block.

The setting of this book was in space ironically. However, technically the setting was wherever in space the characters actually were. In this case they were located next to a planet, its sun, and its moon. They were kind of in between all three. It is relevant to the book because the book is all about space travel. Without space, there would be no use for the spaceship in which the characters are traveling. There would also be no plot whatsoever. Space is probably one of the largest settings I can think of which is appropriate because the series is about space travelers. They have to have places to travel.
Rachel Kapperman
04:23 PM ET (US)
I am reading Delirium by Lauren Oliver. There are 441 pages and I stopped on page 155 today. My book takes place throughout the United States. Throughout the United States people get cured from he disease called deliria. Deliria is the disease of love where the government thinks will kill you. My characters are set in Portland, Oregon. All the people who have been cured or haven't shown signs of deliria are living in a town surrounded by electric fences. On the other side of the fence is where the Wilds stay. The Wilds are all the people who got caught showing signs of deliria or the crew didn't work.
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