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9/19: Homecoming!

Brookelynn park
10:53 AM ET (US)
I am reading The Girl In The Locked Room by Mary Downing Hahn. It has 193 pages and I am just on page 54 today.
This is one of the few horror books I have read. I am enjoying it so far, but the plot is going so much faster than I expected. I prefer books that might take a little time getting to the main source of action, but this gets into it very quickly. Almost too quickly. I do enjoy how she introduced the characters and how she explained the scenarios. Some parts dont make sense, but I'm pretty sure the more I get into this book, the clearer things will become.
Rachel Lorang
10:18 PM ET (US)
I just finished Dark Life by Kat Falls, it has 297 pages.
This book deals with the idea of staying home and fighting for it. In this post_apocalyptic novel the land has changed with all the flooding so many have ventured underwater to find refuge and space, both things strangers to the topside. They became pioneers and have gotten space to farm and thrive under the pressure of the ocean. A group of outlaws ruin their freedom by stealing from government ships, the wealth decides they will take away their right to claim land and the liqigen (liquid oxygen) which help them to take care of their farms to make a living. Unless they catch the outlaws. So Ty fights to. stay underwater as his skin glows from the luminescent food they sometimes eat. He is poked and prodded every time he returns to the topside so he fights for his freedom. and comfort.
Kinsey Price
01:52 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading Prodigy by Marie Lu. Today, I stopped on page 128 out of 371. Since our last journal, I have read Legend by Marie Lu and Under the Lights by Abbi Glines.

This book has a lot to do with the idea of patriotism and the United States in general. It is set in the future, in a world where both war and environmental problems have wiped out entire countries. The United States of America is split in half - the west half is called the Republics and the east half is called the Colonies. The Republics have isolated themselves from the rest of the world and misinformed generations of their citizens. The two halves of the United States are at war, as the Colonies want the two to become one again and the Republics want to stay separate. The citizens of the Republic have no idea that the Colonies are actually winning the war. A group called the Patriots has infiltrated the Republics' military and is helping the Colonies advance further. The two main characters, Day and June, have recently escaped the Republics and joined the Patriots. Now, they are sent back into the Republics to help the Colonies take over and unite the two into one country again.
Arriana Mausbach
12:11 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading turtles all the way down by John Green. I stopped on page 118 of 286. Yesterday I finished Love, life, and the list by Kasie West.

A. The character in my book is the kind of person that is scared to go outside and overthinks about a lot of stuff. So, to avoid that, she mostly stays home a lot of the time. Whenever the character does goes outside, she usually only stays there for a couple of minutes.
Alexis Waege
11:56 AM ET (US)
I just finished reading Angels in the Attic by V.C Andrews today it is a 411 page book. this book represents more of the home away from home and pride in their school they used to attend. They flash back to their home they used to live in with their father all the time. They reference back to the way things used to be when their father was still alive. Their old home is there home away from their "NEW" home or grandmothers house. They had freedom and were so proud of their accomplishments in school and now they don't have a school to go to.
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Damen Crane
11:55 AM ET (US)
I did finish my book for world Lit Blazac and i have just started a new book called American victory By Henry CeJudo and Bill Plaschke. the book is about an American wrestler and it talks about his journey to becoming a Olympic champion. I don't know of a better way to show patriotism for your county than to represent america in in the olympics . He now is a UFC fighter and the reason i picked out this book was because i know of his past wrestling success and he has just on two belts in the UFC. he just a great athlete. when he went into the olympics he was ranks 31st in his weight in the world. but he proved everyone wrong and won and gold medel for the USA.
Alexus Kunkel
11:53 AM ET (US)
I am reading Rescue Warriors by David Heluarg. It has 333 pages and I am on page 56. My book fits really well with patriotism. It is about the Coast Guard and the stories that have never made it on the news. A lot of the other branches of service get more recognition nation wide. This book tells the stories of men and women of the Coast Guard from hurricanes to drug busts to ship wrecks and rescues.
Austin Sieverding
11:49 AM ET (US)
I am still reading the book Breakdown by Bob Holloran. It has 268 pages and I am currently on page 202. Breakdown is a book about football, so it relates well to topic B. The book does a very good job of making you feel like you are actually on the sidelines watching the game. You can picture the coach screaming when he's yelling at the kids. The book also does a very good job describing to the reader how the players are feeling during their game, whether they're under stress, nervous, or if they're hyped up and excited to play. I really like this book because I also play football; these players face the same situations we do, so it's cool to see how they react.
Molli Thornton
11:48 AM ET (US)
This weekend I finished the book Bully, Geek, Rebel, Pariah. I started reading the book Rebound by Kwame Alexander. Today I stopped reading on 252 of 414.

B) This book has many connections to the sport basketball. In the story the main character, Charlie, plays basketball with his friends for fun in the park. When his mom makes him spend the summer with his grandparents he loses his love for the sport. When he sees his cousin Roxie again at the Boys and Girls Club that his grandfather volunteers at he see how much she loves the sport and how good she is. When one of Roxies teammates gets hurt they need Charlie to play even though he doesn't want to. When he plays with Roxies he brings back the fun memories of the sport and wants Roxie to help him get better.
Mandy Wolles
11:41 AM ET (US)
I am reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It has 522 pages and I am on page 310. None of the questions fit very well with my book, but I can relate a little bit to patriotism. The story is set in the 1960s and focuses a lot on the civil rights movement. In the book, we see both sides of the story. The black maids tell their stories of working for the white women, who can be quite terrible. The white women tell how they think the black ladies carry diseases and are of a lower class than them. This was a terrible time for America and hopefully history never repeats itself.
Kärin RennerPerson was signed in when posted
11:07 AM ET (US)
1. Please start with a sentence or two to tell me what you are reading, where you stopped today and how many pages are in the book. Also let me know if you finished a book since our last journal a week ago.

2. It's HOME sweet HOMECOMING week! Think about the book your reading and choose one of these topics to write just 3-4 sentences to make a connection.
A. Stay at Home: Is there any connection to characters staying at home in your current book?
B. Home Run: Is there any connection to any sport in your book?
C. Home of the Brave: Is there anything connected to patriotism or pride in America in your book?
D. Home away from Home: Is there anything related to travel or sightseeing or moving away in your book?
E. Pride in our Home: Is there anything about characters being proud of their family or their school or their town? Any connection to Blue and White?

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