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1/3/2017 Journal: New Year

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Tristan Hanisch
04:22 PM ET (US)
I am reading outlaw Platoon by Sean Parnell, it has 416 pages in it and I am on page 260

N- Never giving up is a major part in this book because each member of the squad relies on each other to help out.
E- Energy is something you need to complete certain tasks, and for the members of the platoon they need as much energy as they ca have.
W- Weapons are important so they can win in battles and firefights, the more modern weapons you have the greater chances you have of winning.

Y- Youth have a better chance of living since they are a little more psychically active the the older members of the platoon.
E- Enemies are the targets for this platoon, they engage in combat multiple times and almost always end up winning.
A- Anger plays a fairly big part in this story because of all the hatred towards the enemy.
R- Rangers are what branch of the military they're in, like the Army Rangers.
Sunny Worlie
09:47 AM ET (US)
I'm reading Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, and I'm on page 42.

N -New. The earth was created brand new by the consciousness of Chaos.
E - Eventually Kronos overthrew his father and became the new king.
W - When Kronos started having kids, they all turned out to be gods.

Y - Young. Kronos ate all his young in the hopes that they wouldn't get the chance to overthrow him.
E - Everyone is kind of scared of Kronos, even his mom.
A - As Rhea got tired of Kronos eating her babies, she asked her mother for advice.
R - Rhea is the mother of the gods.
Evie Golden
11:08 AM ET (US)
I am reading Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux I am on page 30. I finished Wicked Girls and Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

New the previous manager left and now Firmin Richard and Firmin Moncharmin are the managers of the opera house. They do not believe in the Phantom and think he is a prank.
Everyone at he Opera House knows of the Phantom. Many of them have had sightings.
Worried. Many of the people at the Opera House worry about the Phantom. They are very concerned with what he will do when they anger him.

Years. The Phantom has been at the Opera House for years. The previous managers are used to dealing with him.
Erik is the name of the Phantom. He killed Joseph Buquet.
Anger. The new managers anger the Phantom by not leaving box five open. They also are refusing to pay him.
Raoul de Chagny fell in love with Christine when he heard her sing. He knew her when they were children, but never realized he loved her.
Caden Gross
04:28 PM ET (US)
I just finished THEN.

Nazis- The Nazis control most of Europe and are hunting down the Jews and killing them.
Everyone- Everyone can not be trusted if you are Jew. They might turn you in for a reward or beat you and kill you.
Winning- At this time, the Nazis are winning the war and there is not much hope for the jews and people around the world.

Young- The young are killed by the Nazis every day. Most of the jewish children are gathered in front of a gaint pit and shot at. They fall into the pit and the Nazis continue to do this through out Europe.
Evil- Everyone in Europe have been told that the Jews are evil and as subhuman. The Germans say they must be killed. Most people in Europe would belive this.
Attacks- The Nazis and other people continue to attack the jews and their homes.
Running- Most of the Jews re forced to run into netral countries or countries that are not controlled by the Nazis. Only a few would be able to do this.
04:27 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading Sabotage by: Neal Bascomb. This book has 247 pages and I am currently on page 6. Today I finished Fragments by: Binjamin Wilkamirski. That book had 155 pages in it.

Never running away from his fears that is how Binjamin spent his time during the Holocaust.
Explosions all around Binjamin as bombs fell near his concentration camp.
War, no matter where Binjamin was in Europe it always seemed to find him.

Youth, Binjamin had his youth stollen from him by the Nazis.
Everything seemed to fall apart around Binjamin during the war.
Always trying to survive and find his mother and his brothers.
Regret, the feeling Binjamin gets when he finally leaves the concentration camp without finding his family.
04:27 PM ET (US)
I am reading seven ways we lie by Riley Redgate it has 343 pages total and I stopped on page 55.

N-News gets out that there is a student teacher scandal at the school
E- Envy is one of the deadly sins with I think is claire on of the seven deadly sinned characters
W-Wrath which is Kat has anger issues and has a motive for control

Y- Yale Claire wants to go to a college like Yale out of high school
E- Exposing a secret the teacher and student relationship
A-Allure of one of the seven deadly sins, each telling there story from their point of view.
Savannah Cooper
04:25 PM ET (US)
I am reading The Golden Compass and Im on page 317 of 399.

Never apart, Lyra and her deamon Pan, They are connected by a special bond that is meant to be unbreakable.
Everyone is afraid of the Gobblers, the ones that steal children in the night.
War is inevitable, for the children that are being taken day by day for experiments in the north.

You must never touch another's deamon, it is considered a horrible awful thing to do. Everyone knows this unspoken rule.
Every witch has joined the war; they want to help stop children being separated, through horrible experiments, from their connected deamons.
Alone, Lyra must change destiny. She has to be unaware of whats she's doing
Reclaiming the children proved to be a difficult task, but what lies ahead will be much more taxing.
Jared Mettler
04:24 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. My kindle doesn't give page numbers but I am on chapter 9. I finished the Percy Jackson series over christmas break.
Now that 've finished the Percy Jackson Series, I've moved on to the Kane Chronicles about and Egypt.
Egyptian gods are very confusing at times because of the hieroglyphs and what not.
When Carter and Sadie find out that they are direct bloodlines of a pharaoh things get very interesting.

You might be wondering why I'm so interested in this, its books all of the books are connected somehow, but i have yet to figure that out.
Even though theres a whole other series to read I'm very excited to see what the books ave to hold
As I read this book, I learn a lot about ancient Egypt and how the people were very frightful of the gods.
Redirecting is Amos specialty in this book, once you think he is about to explain something, he completely changes course and starts doing something else.
Hannah Miller
04:24 PM ET (US)
I am reading the twelve days of dash and lily. It has 215 pages and I stopped at page 63. I read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Graphic Novel over break.

N - New York
     The setting of the story takes place in Manhattan New York.
E - Edgar Thaibud
     Edgar Thaibud is the character who killed Lily's gerbil and also tried to pursue her with no real intentions of being with her. He's sort of a jerk.
W - Winter
     Winter is the season the story takes place in, despite it being winter it is 70 degrees in the story. This makes it possible for people to comfortably wear shorts outside when they should be wearing mittens.
Y - Year
     Dash and Lily have been dating for a year now in the sequel to Dash and Lily's book of dares.
E - Early twelve days before Christmas
     This is the plot of the story along with a play on for the title, the 12 days after christmas is changed to the twelve days before Christmas, Dash's last chance to make a change.
A - Accident
     Lily's grandpa has a little accident on the stair case, he has a heart attack and falls down the stairs gravely injuring himself. Then he waits unable to move,barely conscious for someone to find him. It happens to be Lily and this takes a humungous tole on her.
R - Rocco
     Uncle Rocco is not really Lily's uncle. He's really her grandpas brother who lives very far away from New York. Where I am currently at in the story she's taking a ferry to meet him in order to try to cheer herself up by being around his mean and negative personality.
Maddi T
04:22 PM ET (US)
Black Knight by Christopher Pike. I read 335 out of 441 pages.
No animals on the island, nothing but fish are seen on the Island Jessica was taken to.
Everyone will die expect one, but the winner or surviver is usually a witch.
Who will die next, the group just lost four people because of Viper and Norda, they can't afford another attack.

Yet If another attack does happen I know it will involve the Ghost again somehow, someway I know it will because the ghost leader as a prisoner.
Each one looks to Jessie for command but she can't predict nor think quick enough to same everyone, she also has been clouded by her emotions to much so far.
Attacks from Viper have now lead to Jessie's better understand of her opponents.
Revenge will more then likely happen either for Viper, Norda or Jessie but im hoping it weighs in Jessie's favor.
Abbey Nielsen
04:21 PM ET (US)
I am on page 268 of 388 of the book One.

New start is what Grace"s mom said when she announces that Grace and her conjoined twin Tippi would be going to school.
Everyone stares as the conjoined twins walk down the street Tippi might be scared of clowns but Grace is scared of the eyes.
Wonder is what is in Yasmeen's eye not fear.

Yasmeen is one of the twins two friends she protects the from the stares.
Even when Tippi warns her not to Grace still falls in love with there other friend Jon.
Amazement is what the doctors think as the twins celebrate there 16th birthday they were told they would not live to 2.
Risk is what they are told. Grace's heart is not working Tippi's is working over time to support them the only way to save them is to risk separating the two.
04:20 PM ET (US)
I am reading City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare and I am on page 30 of 424. I finished the first Harry Potter book over break

Now on the table for Simon, is a proposal from a mysterious vampire who wishes to join forces with him to take down Rafael.
Even after the long talk with Camille, Simon is unsure if he can trust her and go forth with her plan.
While on a date with Simon, Isabelle learns that Simon has an offer from Camille and he won't share with her what its about.

Yes, Simon is still worried about Clary worrying about him and refuses to tell her about Camille's offer.
Even after Jace learns that he is not the son of Valentine, he feels a strong connection to him.
After a battle against Valentine and his demons, Clary tries to live a normal life with Jace.
Right now Simon has two girlfriends, he's not sure how it happened but he's even less sure how to tell them both.
Leah Krull
04:20 PM ET (US)
I am reading Just for Now by Abbi Glines, and today I stopped on page 25 of 307. I finished Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins today, and over break I finished Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. Since I am not far enough into my new book to write about it, I'm going to do my post on Mockingjay instead.

NEW beginnings are shown at the end of the book as Katniss and Peeta start their family.
ENDING the Capitol's power is very important because the people of the districts do not want to live the way they are anymore.
WAR is very prevalent in Mockingjay, and Katniss has to act as the voice for the rebels as they try to fight the power away from the Capitol.

YEARNING for freedom is something that all rebels do as they are fighting throughout the book.
ENDING President Coin's life is a choice that Katniss made at the very last minute because she saw through her ruse.
ANGER is what Katniss feels toward pretty much everyone near the end of the book because many of the people she loves are dead.
RULES are to be followed very strictly in District 13 where the refugees of 12 are taken.
Caden Gross
04:19 PM ET (US)
I just finished THEN by Morris Gleitzman.

N- No where to hide from the Nazis. Felix and Zelda are trying to hid but they can't.
E- Every person caught protecting a Jew is killed and shown hanging in the streets to warn other people.
W- Winter is a major effect to everyone. You have no food, you need a place to stay, and you don't have that many warm clothes.

Y- Years of running and hiding for Felix and Zelda. They run and hide from the Nazis for many years, trying to survive.
E- Every Jew is being hunted down by the Nazis and most of them will die.
A- Almost every person can not be trusted in Nazi controlled territory.
R- Running is the only option for Zelda and Felix. Running keeps them alive and gives them hope in finding a new home.
Leah French
04:19 PM ET (US)
Today I started My Life In Black and White by Natasha Friend. It has 290 total pages and I am on page 73. Over break I read Milk and Honey.

Natasha; Natasha is the author of this book.
Everyone; Everyone thinks the main character is so pretty and thats always the first thing they say to her.
Waiting; Lexi and her family has to wait and see if there will be any scaring on her face or if it will heal all the way.

Yelling has happened a lot so far in this book as they argue about what to do about the accident.
Eventually; Lexi and her best friend get in a big fight after Lexi catches her best friend and her boyfriend kissing, eventually Taylor, Lexi's best friend, comes to visit her in the hospital.
Accident; The main character is in a car accident with her best friends brother after a party.
Recovery; Lexi, the main character, had to recover from a bad car accident which puts her through a surgery on her face.
04:18 PM ET (US)
I am reading the book Run boy Run and I am on page 157 of 186.

Nice soldiers- I chose nice soldiers because there are some German soldiers that are helping Jurek even though he's a Jew.
Everything- I chose everything because Jurek has to forget everything he has ever known.
Wanted- I chose wanted because Jurek escaped from the hospital and the Germans are trying to find him.

Young- I chose young because Jurek is only 8 years old and fending for himself and working.
Extraordinary- I chose extraordinary because the story of Jurek is very interesting.
Alone- I chose the word alone because Jurek was alone a lot in the forest.
Run- I chose the word run because Jurek has been running and running trying not to get caught.
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