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Ind Rdg Journal 9/14/16

Sunny Worlie
03:03 PM ET (US)
I started Beyonders: Seed of Rebellion. It has 483 pages, and I stopped on page 61.
 I really like the opening chapters so far, they're pretty entertaining. In the last book, it ended with our two main characters separated and in danger. It started off with a few pages of generally normal Earth activities, and it quickly turned into a character getting swallowed by a hippopotamus at a zoo. That part got me excited, because reading about what happens after getting swallowed by a magical hippo portal is way more interesting than reading about some little league's baseball game. I was really interested when our main character jumped into a zoo exhibit with a live, dangerous animal. I admit, reading about the baseball game got me a little bored, but that's just because I don't care about sports all that much. Our other character is currently on the run from a mysterious person/thing, and she's trying to find a way to get rid of it. Our main character is trying to find character #2.
Tristan H
11:22 AM ET (US)
I am currently reading The Heart and the Fist by Eric Greitens. I am on page 48 out of a total of 320 pages. The ending of the book that I recently finished was decent. It definitely wasn't the best ending they could have written but it also wasn't the worst ever. The ending of the book I recently finished didn't make me feel like I had to find out what happened next, it just kinda let me think it wasn't important. Overall the book was good and had a great story line but kinda fell short towards the ending. What might happen next I don't know and the book didn't make me want to fin out myself. But like I had said earlier It was a fairly good book overall and would recommend it to anyone who has and interest in the war with Iraq.
Jared Mettler
04:30 PM ET (US)
I finished the book Fake ID by Walter Sorrells, I have started a new book called Crusher by Niall Leonard, it is 323 pages and I am currently on page 13. I did like the ending of the book that I just read. It was what I was expecting to see so I just had that good feeling inside. You know that feeling you get when you guess and get it right. This girl and her mom have been on the run from the same guy for sixteen years right? Then one night her mom magically goes missing. Chase shows up and saves the day her boyfriend ends killing the guy in charge of chasing them down. Chase and her mom are reunited happy ending right? I thought that too until I read the next books prequel.
Hannah Miller
04:30 PM ET (US)
I am reading the book The Cellar. I read from page 133 to page 222, or at least I think I did. The book has 356 pages and the most recent book I have finished is psychopath. With the psychopath book I really didn't care for the ending. The resolution was boring and the ending was, in my opinion horrible. Jonah, the serial killer in the novel goes back to his home to kill his mother who is the source of all of his killings. It was supposed to be a murder suicide and the cops were waiting outside the door. He had said they assumed they had him surrounded when they really didn't and that got my hopes up. I thought he was going to escape, and honestly Jonah was the best most interesting character of the book. It turns out his idea of escape was suicide and that upset me. He ended up not murdering his mother and the book described it as if he went to heaven after eating a bullet- finally at peace with god. I don't know if that's how it works and i hate how the book ended.
04:29 PM ET (US)
The book I am currently reading is called The Blueprint by: Christopher Price. This book has 278 pages and I am currently on page 112. My book follows very closely in line the the title of the book. In fact most of the chapters in the book start with the word "the". But overall this book is very fitting to its title in the way that it explains why it was called the blueprint. The patriots went through a time of rebuilding and so the team came up with a whole new system to run the team hence the blueprint. Overall this book does a great job of explaining the significance of the title. I am a very big fan of this book because of how far back it goes. Because it goes so far back you really get a good idea of what you can expect from this book.
04:29 PM ET (US)
The book I am currently reading Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel it has 262 pages and I am on page 152. It hasn't said the actual book title in the book yet but the title definitely relates to the book they are searching for Charlie he left a clue behind that he might still be alive. But they're not sure so they think he alive even though his family thinks he's dead so Charlie bottom line is "presumed' dead. This book is really good and I want to keep on reading it maybe it will say the words "Charlie, Presumed Dead " eventually but not yet. Sometimes when I get to the end of the book I kinda just think to myself how the main character changed throughout the story, but I don't cry I might get upset or I'm happy but nothing too drastic. The last book I read was a really good and I wad so happy how it turned out.
Savannah Cooper
04:29 PM ET (US)
I finished my other book Shiver and I am now reading Linger by Maggie Stiefvater. I am on page 70 of 360 pages.

I really enjoyed the ending of the book because it surprised me. I love it when books have a crazy plot twist in the end. It gets me involved and interested in the book again. I specifically liked the ending of this book because it was a cliff hanger but also a pleasant ending. I loved the way that this author writes because its so fun and breathtaking, she does a fantastic job finishing the book. The cliff hanger at the end has made me completely involved in the whole series and I can't wait to read more. I, at first, thought that I wouldn't like the ending because of the way thing seemed that they would turn out. But in the end I was pleasantly surprised. Maggie did a wonderful job finishing Shiver.
Abbey Nielsen
04:29 PM ET (US)
Right know I am on the page 240 of the book How it Ends by Catherine Lo. When I started this book I was really curious about what will happen. I had read the summary and it looked good but it left a lot of questions. When reading the first chapter i was looking for the friendship that was mentioned in the summary. I was also looking for they boy and why the friendship falls apart. The first chapter is about a girl named Jessie. I liked Jessie a lot she was really relatable. But that is were the sadness came in Jessie was buried all the time and she had a anxiety disorder. But then she met Annie which was so happy she finally had a friend that stud up for her and made her feel wanted.
Evie Golden
04:28 PM ET (US)
I am reading Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare there are 570 pages and I am on page 521. I think that the title fits the book really well. I also like that the titles of the all the books in the series all follow the same pattern. I think it relates well because this book because Mortmain's goal was for Tessa to be the Clockwork Princess. It think also the fact that it isn't stated straight out also makes it a good title because you have to pay attention to be able to understand why the title is what it is. I also like the titles because it doesn't spoil anything it the books. You have to read quite a bit of the book before you can understand why its Clockwork Princess. I also like that it has a back story. Otherwise it could just be something the author thought sounded neat. Mortmain reigns over the automatons which he calls clockwork creatures because his father called him his Clockwork Prince because he was good with such things.
Maddi Tulin
04:28 PM ET (US)
The book i'm currently reading is Inkheart, I started on 278 and ended on 448. The reference to the title in inkheart, is when the author tells how he named it after Capricorn heart and soul. It when they first meet in the church Capricorn believe the author Fenoglio is lying and making everything up as he goes. Which isn't a total lie but it hold more truth than lies. I believe the title fit because it fit the story very well. The title relate because its a book within a book that the character are almost all after or have something to do with it. Mo and Maggie both are tied to it because it took Mo's wife/ Maggies mother away. Dustfinger because just like the villains in this story they are from the book inkheart.
Caden Gross
04:27 PM ET (US)
Search and Destroy by. Dean Hughes. Im on page 189. Their is 213 pages total.

My book is called "Search and Destroy". And it totally fits. The reason why is because Rick and his platoon goes out into the jungle and searches for the enemy and kills them. The title also relate because it is about war, and the main point about the war is finding your enemy and killing them. In this book Rick has killed and has been shot up too. He has been successful in his platoon and at his job.
04:27 PM ET (US)
Today I read Deadly by Sarah Harvey, it was 117 pages and I finished the whole thing. I am now reading And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard, I am on page 4 of the 224 pages.

I just read Deadly and I liked how it ended. It wrapped up the end of the book by telling me what happened. It also answered most of my questions by telling the reader, me, what exactly happened. It was kind of a mystery book so at the end of the book it told me what happened. It also told me how and why the person did what they did. I enjoyed how it ended because it didn't leave me hanging. It got right to the point at the end which I like. I would have liked to know what happens after the character was found but overall the ending was good.
04:25 PM ET (US)
I am reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and I am on page 214 of 308.
When I first started reading the book I was excited. I was excited to see what has come of Harry Potter and the magical world, but the more I read the more I wish I didn't start it. At the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I had wrapped this world into a nice little present. I assumed that Albus was not going to be Slytherin, despite his fears. I figured all was well for Harry until I started reading the Cursed Child. It's not that it's not a good book, because it is, but I just was content with how the series ended. I was sad to see that Harry is not a very good father, and maybe that will change towards the end of the book, I was also surprised to read that Voldemort was still the main concern. I kind of thought they would have a new antagonists, and maybe he really doesn't come back I don't know I'm not that far yet. Overall, I will leave my final judgement for when I've actually finished the book.
04:24 PM ET (US)
I finished the book Then by Morris Gleitzman. I am now reading the book Now by Morris Glietzman and I am on page 34 of 182 pages. The series I'm reading I like the endings. The ending doesn't give to much away about the next book but doesn't leave you wondering. In the book Then it was the end of the story of Felix and Zelda together. Now is about just Felix so I'm not sure how this ending is going to turn out. In the books Once and Then I liked the endings. I liked their endings because it led right into the next book. The endings were also good because it made me want to just get right into the next book.
Leah Krull
04:23 PM ET (US)
Today, I finished the book "Sing" by Vivi Greene. I started the book "Seven Ways we Lie" by Riley Redgate. It has 343 pages and I stopped on page 87. After reading the opening chapters of Seven Ways we Lie, I am very impressed. The book captivated my attention right away. I can relate to some of the characters really well. I like that the book follows multiple characters and switches between them so the point of view isn't always the same. Some of the things that have happened in the book have actually happened here at West Central, and it's cool to know that these things happen at other schools all the time. So much so that an author can write about it! The relationships that some of the characters in my book are forming/have formed kind of make me want to cringe. I can tell that the probably won't turn out well in the end!
Kärin RennerPerson was signed in when posted
03:05 PM ET (US)
Based on your journals, almost all of you have finished at least one or two book by now! Good job! Be sure to update your reading log in your folder.

Choose one of the topics below. Please write 8 to 10 sentences. ***Remember that your first sentence needs to identify book, # of pages in book and page # where you stopped. Also make note of book(s) you might have finished since last week.*** Remember that these "tag" sentences are NOT part of the 8-10 journal topic sentences.

1. Sometimes when I get to the end of a book, I HATE it! Did you like the ending of the book you recently finished? Why or why not? What might happen next?


2. Sometimes when you read a book, you find the very reference to the title somewhere in the text.
Do you think the title fit the book you read/are reading? Why or why not? How did/does the TITLE relate to the book?


3. If you have started a new book, what were your feelings after reading the opening chapter(s) of the book? Is anything making you laugh? smile? cheer? cringe? cry?

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