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Ind Rdg Journal 11/08/16 Election Day!

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Leah Krull
09:42 AM ET (US)
I recently finished Because of Low and While it Lasts by Abbi Glines. I am currently reading Go Ask Alice by Anonymous, and today I stopped on page 53 of 185. I think that if the main character of my book were to be elected to presidency, the first law she would try to pass is the national legalization of recreational marijuana use. She is an avid marijuana user. She once said in the book that once you use drugs, life without them is never the same. She believes that she could never go without marijuana again. She has tried to stop many times, but she doesn't think the pain of withdrawal is worth stopping when she doesn't think marijuana is bad at all. She also uses other drugs. I think that she realizes the danger of these other drugs, though, and I doubt she would think those drugs should be legalized. She knows that those would cause a lot of problems, including deaths.
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Tristan Hanisch
03:14 PM ET (US)
I am reading Son by Lois Lowry and I recently finished the book Nazi Hunters. The book I am reading has 393 pages and I am on page 43. During the first few pages of this book that i have read I noticed that there's a women in control. The government system in this book is similar to our government today. Theres one main person in charge an multiple people lower (like the vice president) The women in charge make up who has what job and how long they have to work their, sometimes it could be a year or maybe 15 years. She also decides who can be a mother, and how old you can be to have the baby. She is in charge of many more people that work under her and enforce the rules that she makes. This is a perfect book that shows a woman in the position similar to being the president.
Kärin RennerPerson was signed in when posted
04:19 PM ET (US)
Journals posted above here are late.
04:27 PM ET (US)
I recently finished Zero Night by: Mark Felton and I am currently reading Auschwitz by Sara Nomberg-Przytyk. This book has 162 pages and I am currently on page 24. C. The book I am currently reading follows the life of Sara as she struggles to survive one of WWII's biggest death camps. Early in this book we are introduced to Sara and the people round her. Her first week in Auschwitz doesn't go over very good. She rarly gets food and is often shoved and beaten by the stronger and more powerful girls in her camp. These girls are often the ones that are in charge of the cell blocks called sztubowa. The sztubowa were in charge of keeping track of the prisoners and moving the dead ones out of the cells every morning when role was going to be taken. But not all of them were bad one of them was friends with Sara just before she was taken to Auschwits just over a year ago. Her name was Sonia and she is the person that single hadedly saved Sara's live that first week in Auschwitz. Sonia used to high up role in the camp to sneak Sara fresh food and cloths to keep her alive.
Hannah Miller
04:25 PM ET (US)
I recently finished Faceless and am currently reading They All Fell Down. It has 341 pages and I stopped at page 81.

In my book voting is key. The book centers around this thing called the "Hotties List." There are ten spots and making it onto the Hotties list is legendary. Everyone wants to either be your friend, be your boyfriend, or be you. In the book every male must vote. It tries to keep it secret but I assume if a male refuses to vote for top ten hotties then they will be viciously hazed. The voting only applies to Junior girls and only Junior guys can vote. Only 2.3% of the Junior class makes up the Hotties list so it's a huge deal. The twist in the book is that the ten girls that made the hotties list are in danger. So far only the number one hottie has been killed but I know the murders will continue. The story revolves around Kenzie, who is fifth on the list and multiple attempts on taking her life have already occurred.
Jared Mettler
04:25 PM ET (US)
I am reading out of his league by Pat Flynn, I am currently on page 270 of 298.

Ozzie is from Australia, so he doesn't know much about the United States. I believe he is very old-fashioned. So his views are very simple to say the least. He doesn't care who becomes President just as long as their bad decisions don't effect him and he can continue to play football. He is a star in America for playing American football like someone would play rugby. Since he comes from a fan background, he would probably push for a more conservative president that supports agricultural issues.
04:24 PM ET (US)
I am reading Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen, I am on page 217 out of the total 281 pages.

C. In my book both of the main characters are girls. Halley, one one of the main characters has a leadership role. She does really well in school and has leadership roles in school. And Halley's mom takes leadership roles in Halleys life. For example she takes leadership when laying down the rules for Halley. She gives her punishments when she needs them which shows leadership. A character that isn't good with leadership is Scarlett's mom. Scarlett is the other main character and her mom isn't around a lot. She doesn't help Scarlett and has no leadership at all.
Savannah Cooper
04:24 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading Lies and I am on page 160 of 447.
A. In my book Sam was the elected mayor of the dystopian place called the FAYZ, but now there is a new group that is trying to bring order and peace. (The FAYZ is this little bubble in California where all the adults and 15+ kids have completely disappeared leaving the children to attend to themselves.) The people in this select group were voted in. A lot of them were voted in because they are smart, popular, or strong. They have some of the biggest influence in the FAYZ. Sam is a part of this group but does not like the way that they're running things. The people in this "Council" vote on decisions but that takes time, the votes are split or left undecided. Laws need to be created in the FAYZ but no one is getting around to making them. This council need to create a better system or everything they have will crumble.
Sunny Worlie
04:24 PM ET (US)
Today, I read Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling with 265 pages.

The book is about a character named "Delilah Dirk" who travels Europe kicking English jerks' butts. She's actually not named Delilah, she's actually an upper-class English girl named Alexandra, but she ran off to travel the world and do the right thing, stuff like that. She's really just in charge of herself, and her companion Salim. The book is about her Robin Hood type adventures in being a pest to the rich jerks with all the power, but helping out the working folks while doing it. She overthrows an English Major, and saves the lives of maybe hundreds of English soldiers. Everyone then knows about her alternate persona Delilah, and her mother finds out about her endeavors from across the globe. The mother embraces the idea warmly and sends Delilah/Alexandra off to do as she pleases.
04:23 PM ET (US)
I finished the book doubled down and that was 217 pages and the book the boy in the striped pajamas and that was 216 pages. I am now reading Salt to the Sea and I am on page 24 of 378.

F. I chose f because in the book 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas' there are some people in here that have big political views. Lieutenant Kotler is one who has a big political view. He is a Nazi and is very very rude to Jews. He lets everybody know he doesn't like Jews just by how he talked to Pavel and Shmuel. When Pavel accidentally spilt on him he beat him and Bruno gave Shmuel a piece of chicken and Shmuel got beat for that. The Fury is basically a president because every single Nazi soldier listens to him. He tells them all what to do and everyone bows down to him. He's the one who decided that they should't like Jews and they should be treated differently and put behind a fence.
04:23 PM ET (US)
I recently finished It's not Summer Without you by Jenny Han, but now I am reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne it has 216 pages and I stopped on page 55.
Bruno's father is a Nazi general so overtime they say good afternoon, morning, or evening they say "Hail Hitler" and pain their arm outward. So he and his family have a strong view about Hitler and the belief to take over all the Jews. When they show up to a new house Bruno notices that it's not as nice as the one in Berlin no one is around and he can see "dirty farmers or people" (what Bruno thinks). There are Jews being held in these camps literally outside Bruno's window which is a terrible view a nine year old should see. The political views in this book is that Jews are people that should be treated terribly and should work for them and the Germans can just take in charge of them and do whatever to them. The Germans felt threatened by Jews at first because there was a time Germany went through a money crisis kind of like The Great Depression in the 1930s, and blamed the Jews for taking money and bankrupting them. So this is how the Nazi Germans are repaying and think what the deserve for what the Jews did to them is by taking control over their whole country.
Abbey Nielsen
04:22 PM ET (US)
I just finished the but sense you've been gone. I am now on page 113 of 332 in the book the list. This book is told in the perspectives of eight different girls. These girls are all pretty different but there is one major this that they have in common. They are all on the list. The list is a piece of paper that shows up every year right before homecoming. On that list are two categories one is the prettiest the other is the ugliest. On this list are someone form each grade. This deals with many social issues. The biggest issue would be bullying. If you are on the ugly side of the list you are going to be bullied no matter what. One of the girls also has a eating disorder that she is truing to tell her self she does not have. When she is put on the pretty side and the fact tat she has lost weight is mentioned it makes the disorder way worse.
Maddi T
04:22 PM ET (US)
I finished Zombie blondes on Saturday and started With World by Christopher Pike. I read 1-97 of 521.
In my book the only character that could possible be president would be Jessie. She is the main character in the book. She would pass laws to help find children who were taken. She would also possible make Las Vagas safer place. She would do these two laws because these topics are related to here. Because she lost her child and she was kidnapped in Las Vagas. She was push for these matters heavily. She would also make for a amazing president.
Evie Golden
04:20 PM ET (US)
I finished the Fate of Ten on Saturday and I am now reading United as One by Pittacus Lore I am on page 221 of 467. There is a lot of politics in my book. Currently they are dealing with the aftermath of a lot of the government being corrupted by the Mogdorians, corrupted people are known as MogPros. They are now working with people who support the Loric in order to stop the Mogs. It requires a lot of government action because the world is being invaded. They have lost many political figures because of the Mogs, and they are struggling to trust each other because of differing views on how they should deal with the Mogdorians. John and Lawson are disagreeing because Lawson, who is with the government, thinks the Loric should answer to him even though John is pretty much the leader of the Loric. They have to go through different members of the government to get supplies they need, which is frustrating the Loric because they've been on their own for so long. This has caused a lot of tension between the government and the Loric.
Caden Gross
04:16 PM ET (US)
I am reading Unlikely Warrior by George Rauch. I am on pg 84 of 316

In my book, politics are a huge part in this. This book takes place during WWII. So their are huge politics. Hitler is rising to power in Germany and he wants all of these new rules ad regulations. In the mid 1930s, Hitler has become chancellor of Germany. He is in second power behind the President of Germany. One year later the President dies and Hitler makes him self the President of Germany and giving him the name the: Führer. Hitler became both the Chancellor and President. He is now dictator and nothing can do anything about it because no one has enough power in the government to do it. After Hitler becomes the dictator of Germany, he makes new laws that go directly against the Jews. And he plans on invading neighboring countries like Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland. Hitler is also the leader of the "National Socialist German Workers' Party" or the Nazis. He creates a lot of animosity in the world and causes the biggest, most bloodiest, and violent war in history.
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