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Abbie Cain
01-21-2019
10:59 PM ET (US)
2. What are your FEELINGS or FIRST IMPRESSIONS after reading the opening chapter(s) of your book? Is it compelling you to keep reading yet? Are you confused about what's happening? What events or characters do you not understand? Does the use of language in the book confuse you? Do you plan to stick with it?

I am reading The Long Walk by Stephen King I am on page 46 of 391. My first impression is that this book got directly to the event that will occur throughout the novel. There was hardly any information given about the main character before the walk began, however, I feel like there is a reason for this. This novel is really interesting to me because it seems to be a very physiological survival novel. I am not necessarily confused about anything so far I'm just excited to get farther into it. I plan to stick with this book.
Edited 01-21-2019 11:03 PM
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Chelsea Shumaker 1/17/19
01-21-2019
10:11 PM ET (US)
2.What are your FEELINGS or FIRST IMPRESSIONS after reading the opening chapter(s) of your book? Is it compelling you to keep reading yet? Are you confused about what's happening? What events or characters do you not understand? Does the use of language in the book confuse you? Do you plan to stick with it?



I am reading Play Safe. I am on page 157 out of 386.I like the book so far. The way the author explains things in the book are interesting. I plan to keep reading this book. I fully understand what is happening and I enjoy the characters personality. I like the character but I believe the author could have less characters, because there is a new character introduced in each chapter, so It gets a little confusing at times. Overall I plan to finish the book.
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Karlye Maras
01-17-2019
05:45 PM ET (US)
I am reading the book “In the Shadow of the Sun” it has a total of 303 pages and I read to page 20 today. My first impression of the book is that there is something weird going on with their dad and there is more going on then what we know. It has already interested me enough to where I think I will keep reading it. So far the only thing about it that has confused me is what we aren’t supposed to know yet. The only character that confused me a little was Mia and I didn’t know she was adopted and she was actually Korean. I think the book is at a good read level for me. I plan to stick with this book.
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Chelsea Shumaker
01-17-2019
11:07 AM ET (US)
A reading log or book journal is a great place to react to what you read. You can find out exactly how you feel about the characters; you may gain insight about the theme and plot; and you can expand your overall enjoyment of the literature. When it's time to do a project over a book, you can come back to these journal posts for reminders about your thoughts and impressions of the book.

**The FIRST SENTENCE of EVERY one of your Journal entries MUST begin with the name of the book you are reading, the total # of pages in the book, and the page # you are on right now or stopped on today.

For example, "I am reading the non-fiction book Nickel and Dimed. The book has 238 pages, and I stopped today on page 36."

This sentence(s) will be a tool to help me track your reading progress.

Respond in a MINIMUM of 5 complete sentences to just ONE of the following three journal prompts. Choose the topic that you can write that much for! NEVER answer just Yes or No to questions posed in the choices!

1. Explain how or why you chose your book.
OR
2. What are your FEELINGS or FIRST IMPRESSIONS after reading the opening chapter(s) of your book? Is it compelling you to keep reading yet? Are you confused about what's happening? What events or characters do you not understand? Does the use of language in the book confuse you? Do you plan to stick with it?
OR
3. Analyze/Comment on the front cover and back cover of the book. Is it appealing? Why? How effective is it in persuading a teenager to read it? Does it give you any clues or hints before you start reading? Maybe comment or analyze the color and the text and images used in the book (if there are any).











Remember: **The FIRST SENTENCE of EVERY one of your Journal entries MUST begin with the name of the book you are reading, total page numbers, and the page # you are on right no



I am reading Play Safe. I am on page 157 out of 386. I choose this book because, I liked the look of the book. I also do not regularly read a sports book. I like the book so far. I am hoping the ending is good. So far I like the characters personalities. I also have never read one of her books.
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Felicia Lowe
01-17-2019
11:06 AM ET (US)
3. Analyze/Comment on the front cover and back cover of the book. Is it appealing? Why? How effective is it in persuading a teenager to read it? Does it give you any clues or hints before you start reading? Maybe comment or analyze the color and the text and images used in the book (if there are any).


Today, I started reading the survival book, The Only Thing To Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond. The book has 280 pages, and I stopped at page 8 today. When I saw the book I knew that is was the one to read. The cover of the book is red and shows the White House and a Nazi flag on top of it. It also has a saying on the bottom that says "What if Hitler Won World War II?" This was really interesting because what if he won the War, what would life be like today. A the beginning of the book it tells how the United States would be separated and who would own different parts of the land. Just seeing the cover of the book made me very intrigued in reading it.
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Cadem Ideker
01-16-2019
03:27 PM ET (US)
3. Analyze/Comment on the front cover and back cover of the book. Is it appealing? Why? How effective is it in persuading a teenager to read it? Does it give you any clues or hints before you start reading? Maybe comment or analyze the color and the text and images used in the book (if there are any).

I am reading an adventure book called, The Darkest Path, by Jeff Hirsch. The book has 320 pages and today I stopped on page 163. The title page of the book is unlike any other I've seen, the cover has a soft velvet feel. It also has a sheen that makes the house on fire burn through the title page. It has a helicopter flying over interstate ten, which has a lone yellow tri-cicle occupying the road, or what's left of it. Most of the asphalt is torn to shreds in this desolate Arizonan country side. On the back cover lies an automobile torn to shreds in the wreckage.
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Kärin RennerPerson was signed in when posted
01-16-2019
12:31 PM ET (US)
A reading log or book journal is a great place to react to what you read. You can find out exactly how you feel about the characters; you may gain insight about the theme and plot; and you can expand your overall enjoyment of the literature. When it's time to do a project over a book, you can come back to these journal posts for reminders about your thoughts and impressions of the book.

**The FIRST SENTENCE of EVERY one of your Journal entries MUST begin with the name of the book you are reading, the total # of pages in the book, and the page # you are on right now or stopped on today.

For example, "I am reading the non-fiction book Nickel and Dimed. The book has 238 pages, and I stopped today on page 36."

This sentence(s) will be a tool to help me track your reading progress.

Respond in a MINIMUM of 5 complete sentences to just ONE of the following three journal prompts. Choose the topic that you can write that much for! NEVER answer just Yes or No to questions posed in the choices!

1. Explain how or why you chose your book.
OR
2. What are your FEELINGS or FIRST IMPRESSIONS after reading the opening chapter(s) of your book? Is it compelling you to keep reading yet? Are you confused about what's happening? What events or characters do you not understand? Does the use of language in the book confuse you? Do you plan to stick with it?
OR
3. Analyze/Comment on the front cover and back cover of the book. Is it appealing? Why? How effective is it in persuading a teenager to read it? Does it give you any clues or hints before you start reading? Maybe comment or analyze the color and the text and images used in the book (if there are any).

Remember: **The FIRST SENTENCE of EVERY one of your Journal entries MUST begin with the name of the book you are reading, total page numbers, and the page # you are on right now.
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Braidon Downs
01-16-2019
11:38 AM ET (US)
1. Explain how or why you chose your book.
I am reading the game of lives the last book in the mortality doctrine series I stoped at page 118 of 336. the resin I chose this book is because it is the last of the series and I wanted to know what happened. the idea of ai gone rogue really interest me and it did it in a cool way with full dive vr game. the characters are really awesome and fun to learn about and how different they all are. the sort follows the main character Micheal and his friends Bryson and Sarah. they are trying to stop krane from what he is doing what will happen.
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Rachel Eickman
01-16-2019
11:28 AM ET (US)

3. Analyze/Comment on the front cover and back cover of the book. Is it appealing? Why? How effective is it in persuading a teenager to read it? Does it give you any clues or hints before you start reading? Maybe comment or analyze the color and the text and images used in the book (if there are any).


Today, I started reading the survival book, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. The book has 195 pages, and I stopped at page 58 today. By first glance, this book is quite appealing to a young adult reader. The front cover is appealing to me because it has many small images of what the book may be about. It has the main character looking off into the distance with trees in the background and an outline of a wolf, plane, and a hatchet. All of these images give me a clue as to what will happen later on in the book. The front cover also has the Newbery Honor Prize which makes me believe that this is a good book read by many others. The back cover has reviews from School Library Journal and ALA Booklist.
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Cooper Maras
01-16-2019
11:15 AM ET (US)
1. Explain how or why you chose your book.

I am reading rebound by Kwame Alexander and I'm on page 100 of 414. I chose this book because I read the first book of the two which is called crossover. The books are written in verse which I like to read because it is a very unique style of writing. I enjoy reading books written in verse because it feels like your going through the book very fast and feels as if I will finish a large book very fast even though there are fewer words on each page. The book crossover was about twin brothers who play basketball. The book rebound is about their father when he was a kid. This is a very exciting interesting book that I enjoy reading.
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Elliot Uehling
01-16-2019
11:10 AM ET (US)
The book I'm reading is a survival book called 'The Raft'. It has 231 pages and today I stopped on page 41.
1. Explain how or why you chose your book.
Most of the books I read are books that I've already read. I have read 'The Raft' once before and liked it a lot. I chose it based solely on my prior based opinion and knowledge on it. I knew the genre was survival and I knew I liked the book, so it was easy to choose. I rarely read new books and mostly choose to re-read books.
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Cole Miles
01-16-2019
11:09 AM ET (US)
A reading log or book journal is a great place to react to what you read. You can find out exactly how you feel about the characters; you may gain insight about the theme and plot; and you can expand your overall enjoyment of the literature. When it's time to do a project over a book, you can come back to these journal posts for reminders about your thoughts and impressions of the book.

**The FIRST SENTENCE of EVERY one of your Journal entries MUST begin with the name of the book you are reading, the total # of pages in the book, and the page # you are on right now or stopped on today.

For example, "I am reading the non-fiction book Nickel and Dimed. The book has 238 pages, and I stopped today on page 36."

This sentence(s) will be a tool to help me track your reading progress.

Respond in a MINIMUM of 5 complete sentences to just ONE of the following three journal prompts. Choose the topic that you can write that much for! NEVER answer just Yes or No to questions posed in the choices!

1. Explain how or why you chose your book.
OR
2. What are your FEELINGS or FIRST IMPRESSIONS after reading the opening chapter(s) of your book? Is it compelling you to keep reading yet? Are you confused about what's happening? What events or characters do you not understand? Does the use of language in the book confuse you? Do you plan to stick with it?
OR
3. Analyze/Comment on the front cover and back cover of the book. Is it appealing? Why? How effective is it in persuading a teenager to read it? Does it give you any clues or hints before you start reading? Maybe comment or analyze the color and the text and images used in the book (if there are any).

Remember: **The FIRST SENTENCE of EVERY one of your Journal entries MUST begin with the name of the book you are reading, total page numbers, and the page # you are on right now.

I'm reading On The Line By: Fred Bowen, there are 110 pages and I'm on 35. I chose this book because I'm very interested in sports books. Even though I don't play basketball know I still like reading about it because it makes me feel like I'm still playing. Another reason why I picked the book was because on the back cover It seemed like the character was under a lot of pressure. When I played basketball I always felt like I was under pressure especially when it came to free throws.
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Chelsea Shumaker
01-16-2019
11:08 AM ET (US)
A reading log or book journal is a great place to react to what you read. You can find out exactly how you feel about the characters; you may gain insight about the theme and plot; and you can expand your overall enjoyment of the literature. When it's time to do a project over a book, you can come back to these journal posts for reminders about your thoughts and impressions of the book.

**The FIRST SENTENCE of EVERY one of your Journal entries MUST begin with the name of the book you are reading, the total # of pages in the book, and the page # you are on right now or stopped on today.

For example, "I am reading the non-fiction book Nickel and Dimed. The book has 238 pages, and I stopped today on page 36."

This sentence(s) will be a tool to help me track your reading progress.

Respond in a MINIMUM of 5 complete sentences to just ONE of the following three journal prompts. Choose the topic that you can write that much for! NEVER answer just Yes or No to questions posed in the choices!1. Explain how or why you chose your book.
OR
2. What are your FEELINGS or FIRST IMPRESSIONS after reading the opening chapter(s) of your book? Is it compelling you to keep reading yet? Are you confused about what's happening? What events or characters do you not understand? Does the use of language in the book confuse you? Do you plan to stick with it?
OR
3. Analyze/Comment on the front cover and back cover of the book. Is it appealing? Why? How effective is it in persuading a teenager to read it? Does it give you any clues or hints before you start reading? Maybe comment or analyze the color and the text and images used in the book (if there are any).

I am reading a sports book called Play Safe. The book has 386 pages, and I stopped on page 95. I choose this book because I think the sports, and adventure in the story. But I also like the style and different words they use. I have never read this author book but I like it so far. I can't wait to finish it.
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fallon jackman
01-16-2019
11:08 AM ET (US)
the book I started reading today is the football girl. out of the 200 pages I got to page 18.
the cover of my book I think is very attracting and appealing to me. on the ground cover of the book there is a red hair girl in a football jersey. the picture on the front cover is more focused on her face then any of the other picture. she has the black lines under her eyes like football players have. I think this really lets you know that the book is about a teen girl who is interested or wants to play football.
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Eleanor Dick
01-16-2019
11:08 AM ET (US)
I am reading Now is the Time for Running. I am on page 27 of 228. The front cover of this book is intriguing. The cover consists of the main character holding a soccer ball and barbed wire overlaid. Just by looking at it you would be interested and want to know more about it. I think it is appealing for anyone to read it because it gets you wondering about the barbed wire and the soccer ball. It gives you the clue about the soccer part but it also keeps you guessing what the barbed wire could mean. I think the colors make sense for this story, and are very accurate. The one things that I found different while reading it was the soccer ball. Upon reading this, the soccer ball was made of leather filled with plastic but on the cover it is a nice, new soccer ball. I think it fits pretty well for the story.
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Ethan Kueter
01-16-2019
11:08 AM ET (US)
I am reading a non-fiction book called K-9 Korea. This book has 197 pages, and I stopped today on page 18. I chose this book because I love dogs. My dogs are my two best friends, and they are always their to make me happy. In this book it tells the stories of many different dogs who were companions to soldiers in WWII and the Korean War. These dogs either are at camps to help soldiers heal mentally or they are on the battle field protecting the soldiers lives with their own life. This book is very interesting to me because it shows how great of companions dogs are.
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