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Cooper Maras
10:52 AM ET (US)
I finished the book Life to the Fullest by Darrin Donnelly it has 268 pages and started Shaken by Tim Tebow and am on page 38 of 203. This journal will be about Life to the Fullest.

Struggle- John Callahan coach of the St. Marys panthers struggles to keep his team focused as his school and himself go through a crisis of the school shutting down due to bankruptcy.
Regret- John begins to regret sticking with his beliefs due to the fact that things are going as he though they would if he sticks with his beliefs.
Intelligence- John is intelligent so he stuck with his beliefs through many hard times but this crisis makes him think about what could have been.
Never- John never gave up on his beliefs completely and he never realized that even when things hit rock bottom if you stick to what you believe in things work themselves out.
Growth- Through the experiences John has throughout the book he grew in his beliefs once he realized that he did things the right way and followed his heart never losing sight of what matters most.
10:23 AM ET (US)
I am currently reading The Cabin by Natasha Preston, the book has 317 pages and I'm on page 165.

Suicide- Kenzie and Blake try to figure out how their friends got murdered in the cabin they were staying at. They do some digging and at one point they thought that one of the kids that were murdered kill the one friend and then committed suicide.
Pressure- The pressure is on for kenzie and her friends as things start to get out of hand and more people are getting hurt. Will they be able to find out who killed their friends or will they be the ones that get murdered next.
Revenge- The killer has a motive for murdering their friends. Will kenzie find out what there motive is and will it make her want to get revenge.
Interrogation- All the main kids in the book are interrogated by one mean and sarcastic investigator. Will he caught the kill or is he just playing with the kids for a fun game of his.
Negative- Everyone is negative and is thinking the worst of people. They accuse people that are innocent when the kill is right under their nose.
Gang- All the kids in the book are good friends so they kinda made themselves a gang. They do everything together but the last year the gang has fallen apart because of the stuff that has been happening.
03:38 PM ET (US)
I finished the book To All The Boys Ive Loved Before by Jenny Han and that book had 355 pages, I am now reading Always And Forever Lara jean by Jenny Han. I've read 11 out of 325.
S- senior year: Lara Jean is in her senior year and she is so excited for college. she hopes to get into UVA so then she can be with Peter.
P-Pammy: in Always and forever there is a new character named mammy. she is Lara Jeans new friend who is one of the other lacrosse players girlfriends.
R- revenge: in the book to all the boys I've loved Lara jean thought that there sister Margot wanted revenge. she thought this because he kissed josh while she was gone at school and josh is her ex boyfriend
I: inspirational: Lara jean and kitty have alway looked up to their older sister as a strong person. this is because when kitty was little their mother passed away so Margot had to take charge
N: nick nacks: Lara jean loves old, one of a kind things. when here and Peter when on a road trip to get chairs she looked at all the old things in the laws.
G: growing: from the first book to the second I think Lara jean has really grown up to be a big person. she has no mother and had to deal with her letters getting sent out
Edited 03-22-2019 03:39 PM
Karlye Maras
02:26 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading Smiles to Go today I stopped on page 77 out of 248.

F- for BT losing monopoly is a regular thing. He buys everything and then runs out of money to pay people rent with.
R- right now it is awkward between all three friends because two of them like each other. Not only that but The other one knows about it.
I- In the last chapter they went to a star party. the main characters little sister thought it was an actual party.
D- Dan his father is gone most of the time. However he is very confident in his son.
A- A proton disappeared and the main character can't stop talking about it. For the past week he has mentioned it every chance he has got.
Y- you might understand this book a little more than me. I don't get what the purpose of it is.
Arriana Mausbach
12:56 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti. I stopped on page 324 of 383.

S-Sundog. The main character's best friend is Sundog, a hippie who is friends with her mom. He is in his 60s and has lots of wisdom. She goes there a lot to talk to him about personal things.
P-Personal. The main character, Hawthorn, has a messed-up personal life. She doesn't have any friends, and she is dating a guy whose girlfriend just went missing.
R-Rushford. Hawthorn has an older brother, Rushford. She explains in the book about how he is very annoying and how she wishes she would have a different brother.
I-Intimate. Hawthorn didn't want to do anything with Enzo, the boyfriend to the girl who just went missing. However, while looking for Lizzie, things go wrong.
N-Nagging. Hawthorn gets bullied a lot at school for things she can't control. Like her name and the things she's interested in.
G-Girlfriend. Although Hawthorn wants to uncover where Lizzie has gone, she doesn't want to be considered Enzo's girlfriend. Though later in the book, they are considered boyfriend and girlfriend
Austin Brookfield
12:43 PM ET (US)
I am reading Cheated by Patrick Jones, and I am on page 172 of 196.

S- Sometimes you have been cheated out of the option most people would take for granted is what the book opens up to. This really got me interested

P Pretending you're someone else than you should be is an easy struggle for the main character, Mick. He is in a bad place right now in his life time and its really starting to change him as a person.

R- Rising power is what they call movement in their school. Mick just started his Sophomore year and he is very smart.

I- Inspiring. This book is very inspiring because it teaches you to enjoy life and live it to the fullest.

N- Near the end of the school year there is a big problem that could hurt Micks future.

G. Going to see his dad and while he is in the car he was thinking "do I really want to go here? Didn't he hurt our family? Didn't he just leave?"
Abbie Cain
11:25 AM ET (US)
I am reading On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King and I am on page 174 of 291.

S-Seeing Stephen King's life as a child I am surprised that he has made it to where he is today. His family was very poor and he did not become a successful writer under later in his life.
P-Progressively throughout the novel, the reader gets to see the things Stephen King does to better his writing. From a very young age he had a talent for making creative stories.
R-Realizing that he has a alcohol and drug addiction. Stephen King realizes that he has an addiction to drugs and alcohol later in his live and checks himself into rehab.
I-Insightful. Stephen King gives many insightful tips about using your best tools while writing. He talks of the importance of being direct with your writing rather than dressing it up with fancy vocabulary.
N-Never stop writing. He talks about how you should always keep going with a story even if you don't think it is your best work. He almost stopped writing the novel Carrie but his wife made him continue with it.
G-Grieving the loss of his mother Stephen King drank even more. Eventually, Stephen King realized he had to do what was best for his family and go to rehab.
Makara Jackson
11:15 AM ET (US)
I am currently reading The king Woods by Ashley Elston. I am on page 301 of 327.

S- Sabotage. In tis book one character sabotaged another. It ended with a woman losing the love of her life.
P- Pecans. The entire story is placed on a Pecan orchard. The pecans, and the whole orchard play a huge part in the flashback chapters.
R- Route. The routes of the pecan orchard play a huge part in the storyline. The orchards secrets high in the map routes.
I- Interesting. This book has one of the most interesting storylines Iv'e ever read. I am almost done, and I got in two days ago!
N- Nonsense. Sometimes through this story, I get lost. At points I feel like the entire story is nonsense.
G- Great. This story is actually one of my favorites from this year. This author is now one of my favorites!!
Elliot Uehling
11:06 AM ET (US)
I'm reading 'Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief'. Its 375 pages and I'm on page 342.

F- FURYS. There are these things called furys in the book. They're from the Underworld and they keep trying to kill Percy.
R- REDEMPTION. Percy is being accused of stealing Zeus' master bolt. Percy has to go on a quest for redemption.
I- IMPRESSIVE. Lots of people are impressed with the skill Percy shows. Even some of the gods are impressed with his quest.
D- DEATH. Percys wants to bring his mom back from the dead but he can't.
A- ATHENA. Percy goes on his quest with his protector and the daughter of Athena.
Y- YOUNG. Percy is very young. He's only 12.
Cole Miles
11:06 AM ET (US)
I am reading I am The Weapon by Allen Zadoff. I'm on page 85 of 337.

F- It is very Fun the read because you don't want to stop because it leaves u on the edge of your seat and you don't want to stop.
R- Risky at times when he does stuff that might get him caught or something that involves the cop and if they find out he is done for.
I- Intelligent because the main charter has to be very smart in order for him to keep his identity safe from the outside world and his school.
D- Dangerous because if he gets caught he could go to prison for life because he try power is his self he is the weapon people are afraid of.
A- Allen Zadoff is the author of the book. I like his book because they are all so interesting to read even when the leaves a lot of cliff hangers.
Y - It takes place in the central of New York so its probably not the best idea to be walking around when they is security everywhere.
Ethan Kueter
11:05 AM ET (US)
I am reading the book Rudy by Daniel Ruettiger, today I stopped on page 130 of 278

F- Football at Notre Dame is Rudy's dream.
R- Rudy is the Daniels nickname.
I- Intense- Rudy is intense at football practice.
D- The main characters first name is Daniel.
A- Ara- The coach of the Notre Dame football team is Are Parseghian.
Y- You- Rudy wants you to believe in you
Eleanor Dick
11:04 AM ET (US)
I am reading Hippie Boy and am on page 272 of 290.

Summer is Ingrid's favorite time of the year because it mean she can escape her home and spend it with her dad. Together they have a fun time living on the road.
Pride, Ingrid takes pride in driving all the way from Texas to Utah. However, when she gets home, her mother is horribly mad at her for thinking she could drive all by herself.
Routine, she finally makes a routine of barely being at her house to avoid Earl, her nasty stepfather. She even stays up a little later to get the bathroom all to herself so she can take a bath.
In one time while bathing, she overhears Earl and her mother fighting. It does not end well and he ends up hitting her mom.
Nothing but surprises, this story is full of new things coming up here and there. One time this happens and then another happens right after it.
Great book though. I love how it is different than most memoirs but also is real. This actually was her life.
Chelsea Shumaker
11:03 AM ET (US)
I am currently reading Born at Midnight, by C.C. Hunter. I am on page 190 of 398.

S- Supernaturals are the main characters in this book. Kylie is a seventeen year old girl, going to a teen camp, were she thinks she is going to learn to get over her family issues. But instead she comes across vampires, werewolf and other supernatural creatures.
P. - People at this supernatural camp all know what creature they are, but not Kylie. So through this book Kylie tries to find a way to see what creature she is. Everyone can read each others mind but the creatures can not read Kylie mind.
R. - Running back home is all Kylie wants to do. But her parents are divorcing, her best friend is going off to college and her go to person when you needs help has died. Now Kylie most stay at this camp so that she does not have to go home to her overprotective mother.
I. - Instead Kylie tries to trust people at the camp. But most of the campers are vampire who want her blood. So Miranda and Della try to keep her safe from all of the dangerous supernaturals.
N. Never trusting anybody around her, Kylie is stressed and just wants to go home but if she goes home her mother is going to be upset. So Kylie most say there for 2 months if she can survive loving with supernatural creatures.
G. - Giving up is not a option for Kylie. She is determined to figure out what she is if only she can survive the dangerous journey at is awaiting.
Aysia Hall
10:55 AM ET (US)
I am reading I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson, and I am on page 117 of 371.

S - Seeing Jude with all of her friends and popularity creates jealousy within Noah. Sadly, Noah only has one friend, and Jude is starting to take that away from him.
P - Peering into the night, Noah sneaks out to watch the stars with his friend Brian. Possibly homosexual, Noah hopes him and Brian feel the same way about each other.
R - Realizing Brian doesn't think of Noah that way, Noah becomes heartbroken. Running away felt like the only option for him.
I - Incredibly close before, Jude and Noah no longer enjoy each others company. Introducing the death of their mother split them apart.
N - Nearing death, Jude and Noah's mother spends more time with Noah. Noah feels superior as he finally has something Jude doesn't.
G - Grandma Sweetwine is deceased. Grieving over her grandmas death, Jude believes she can talk and see her.
Braidon Downs
10:49 AM ET (US)
I am reading shadow house you can't hide I stoped on pg 99 of 210

Specials is the name given to the kids wearing the masks. they are the worst but they can be saved.

People are not to be trusted. that goes for every one.

Running is how you live in the house. you are always be ing hunted.

Isolation that is what the wants to do. it wants to keep them separated.

Never trust any one not even your brain. it can play tricks on you with out you knowing it.

Gut wrenching story. it is creepy and I love it.
Rachel Eickman
10:48 AM ET (US)
I finished Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi and started to read 3,096 Days in Captivity by Natascha Kampusch. Today I stopped on page 60 out 310.

S - Starved. Natascha was starved and beaten in a basement. She never lost hope while she was in the basement though.
P - Priklopil. Wolfgang Priklopil was the man that abducted Natascha. He threw her into a delivery van and took her home to his basement.
R - Restlessness. Being stuck in captivity, Natascha did not get any sleep because she was scared. If anyone was stuck in an unfamiliar place, they would begin to feel restless.
I - I like this book so far because it starts from her background. When she lived with her mother, it was really bad. After she was abducted, her life in the basement was almost better than what it was living with her mother.
N - Natascha Kampusch lived in Vienna, Austria. She was abducted at the age of 10 in 1998.
G - Girl in the Cellar is Natascha's other book that she wrote about her time being held captive. Girl in the Cellar is more about how she comes to terms with her abductor.
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