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Makayla Schilling
04:03 PM ET (US)
I am reading thirteen reasons why and I ended on page 220 out of 288.
Throughout the book Jay had to know about topics that were touchy and he had to know how to put it into ways that it wouldn't hurt other people. He found this idea to write this book from one of his family members committing suicide and though of a way to spread awareness. He thought that the idea of actually listing to the person that had killed themselfs that it would make the situation more real. Ray had a very good idea. Spreading awareness through the idea of tapes making the person that contributed to there succeed and their thoughts. Reading this book has added to my list of things to watch out for and what not to do. Jay came up with this idea and found an amazing way to portray the idea. It will help many people in the future.
Markinzie Hagen
12:42 PM ET (US)
I am reading Will Grayson i am on page 200 of 310.
 I think that he really had to know about what its like for people with different perspectives in life. He also had to know someone who was afraid to openly admit that they were gay to their family and friends scared about ridicule. He also had to know what friendship betrayal felt like and it really must have tore him apart because when you read the book when it gets to the betrayal, you can seriously feel the emotion that he put into writing it. I think that he would either himself be gay or have a friend/family member who was gay and met a second person with the exact same name. Who knows where he really got it from. Both of the authors that wrote this book are very very talented and they really go into depth with real life problems they also have real life themes that no one really wants to talk about or writes so well about. I think that they wrote this book in order to help kids my age and what not to really understand that not everything in life is going to be easy, but it is always filled with adventure, and don't ever look back on the bad things in your past, but look forward to the new and greater things for your future. Nothing is as easy as it seems but everything happens for a reason.
Shey Uehling
04:20 PM ET (US)
I am reading At The Edge by Norah McClintock. Their are 188 pages and I am on page 57.
The author went through the same type of thing when she was a teenager. I read something in the book that had explained why she wrote the book. When Norah was a teenager she went through the same exact thing so thats what gave her the knowledge to write the book. She has a whole series of books that she wrote with her own background knowledge. So far its about a boy and a girl who really like each other. This boy is acting strange though with one of his old co workers so the recent girlfriend is trying to figure out what is going on. There is a lot more of the book yet I still need to read. I really like this book because its a cute love story but it also has some mysteries in it, which makes the book more intense. After I finish reading this book I plan to continue on with Norahs Stories.
Kobe Moldrem
03:09 PM ET (US)
I am reading the Battle of Britain by James Holland. I stopped reading on page 19 of 200.
The author had to know a lot about this battle between Britain and the Germans. The author would have to talk to historians, people that were apart of it, and people that heard about it to gain the correct facts. All of the stories would have to be somewhat similar, to make the facts be credible. i think the author that wrote this book was trying to give information on a crucial battle in World War 2 to people that were not around in that time or don't know much about it. The idea to write this book maybe came from a family member or close friends that experienced this which inspired him to write this book.
Damon Kindt
10:30 AM ET (US)
I am reading the Alchemyst by Michael scott. It has 371 pages and I just started the book today.
I havent even started reading the book so I am not sure how to answer these questions effectively.
I would have to assume Michael would have to be pretty smart to write this book because it is very complex.
He probably wrote this book to work the minds of young readers and to change the way students look at reading.
Julia Branson
04:32 PM ET (US)
I am reading The Perks of being a Wallflower. The book has 213 pages. I am on page 34.
The author of The Perks of Bing a Wallflower os Stephen Chbosky. Chbosky is native of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. In the book is talks about being catholic and Chbosky is catholic. Chbosky relates to the kid in high school named charlie in the book. The line "I guess that's just on of the perks of being a wallflower". After He wrote that line he realized that is the kid he was trying to find. He just wanted to write about high school kids. He wanted to do a twist because he always writes different than he usually does.
Nathan Hanisch
04:29 PM ET (US)
I am reading Alex Rider Ark Angel. It has 326, and I stopped on page 66 today.

The author of this book is Anthony Horowitz. Anthony Horowitz would only need to know a little about the British Secret Service and about the daily life of a super spy. I think it all came from his imagination. His book covers the daily dangers of a super spy such as getting shot at, and being kidnapped. He was recruited at a really young age by his uncle that died before he joined MI6
Riley Hollander
04:29 PM ET (US)
I am reading the island of Dr. Moreau and it has 138 pages and i stopped on page 73 right now.
The author of this book is H.G. Wells. HG wells would need to know how t use his imagination to make this book. It is set on an island off the the coast of some big city. He really just needs to know how to come up with things and use them all together. I do not believe this is a story based off anything so that is why I would say he wouldn't really have to know a whole lot. He tells us about how moreau does surgery and operates on creatures an that is why they are all deformed and human-like.
Sarah Chmelar
04:29 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I am on page 148 of 374.
Suzanne Collins had to have the knowledge of feelings, society, and killing. She had to have the knowledge of feelings because in the book Katniss has a lot of feelings; she has feelings of anger, betrayal, and nervousness. I am sure that she has experienced all these feelings throughout her life. She had to have the knowledge of society because society is making Katniss be something for them to watch and enjoy. If Katniss was to go completely against society she would get in trouble, especially since she is being watch by thousands of people. She probably has knowledge of how society is because it is the same way in real life as it is in the book; you don't do what people like and you are punished in some way or another. Lastly, she has to have knowledge about killing because in the hunger games people kill each other in several different ways. She has to be able to explain how that death is and make it correspond to what had killed the person. Maybe she had read about different killings and that's how she is able to describe the deaths.
Rachel Kramer
04:27 PM ET (US)
I am reading Breathing Underwater. it has 279 pages and I stopped on page 70. First of all, the author had to now about love and relationships to write this book. He also would have to know a story to write about. He would have to know what type of story to write and all the consequences. I think the author would get the idea to write this book from a personal experience or one he knows about. I think the author write this book because it might of happened to him. I think he knew someone with this problem or just from past experiences. He wrote the book really good. So I think it was just from experiences from the past.
Sheylee Stowers
04:27 PM ET (US)
I'm reading Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. My book has 276 pages and I'm on page 117.

I think that Nicholas Sparks wrote this book to get a point across. His point being that not all love works out and you sometimes just have to follow your heart and do what's right. For example, he gave Savannah up for his county and she ended up with best friend. All of Nicholas Sparks books have to do with love and they all have a point with them. His books all give great advice over love and different aspects and points in relationships. This book was just another one of his many and out of all of his books my other favorite one is The Notebook.
Silhouette Smith
04:27 PM ET (US)
The living by Matt De La Pena I stopped at page 116 out of 308.

The effects an earthquake can have on the ocean tide. I'm sure a lot of creativity was put into the writing of this book. However, any earthquake book ever made will give you the idea of how it works. I think he wanted to have an inspiring and intense authors for all to enjoy. This book is incredibly compelling and makes you want to continue reading. It has romance and action that everyone can enjoy. If you haven't read this book yet you should definently read it. It is also a trilogy to enjoy more than once!
Kamryn Lindskov
04:27 PM ET (US)
I am reading 50 Shades of Grey has 514 pages and I'm on 373
This book is all about how relationships control you. The Author E L James would have to have knowledge about what love can do to a person. This could come from first hand experience, a person she knew, or hearing stories. Since this book is fiction a lot of it is being a good writer and imagining what should happen next. E L James might need to know some psychology to know how people react in abusive or erotic relationships. This book is all about someone who is in a wrong state of mind, therefore having knowledge about that kind of person would help. This book is filled with people from different social classes, so knowing how they live is a big part of this book as well.
Corwin McBreen
04:25 PM ET (US)
I am reading Harry potter and the chamber of secrets there are 341 pg and i stopped on 92.

I am reading harry potter. I think the author of this book just had a creative mind. I think she kind of just thought of the Harry Potter series one day. With this being a Fiction book she can write what ever she wants. I think she wrote this book just because she thought it would be a good idea. With this book sires she could make up what ever she wanted. I think to write a fiction book you have to have a creative mind. With a creative mind you will be able to write a good.
Steven Zacharias
04:24 PM ET (US)
I am reading ghosts in the fog, which is 201 pages and I'm on page 157. The author would have to know all of the accurate data of the time period to write this book. theres a lot of information in this book and i can imagine too sometime to find all of it and piece it together. To get the knowledge tonight this book the author could have talked to veterans or people who's who were there to witness the events that happened. I think the author wrote this book to share the knowledge and the first hand experiences of the people of the Aleutian islands and the american and Japanese soldiers that had to go and fight on these smalls islands.
Gabrielle Englund
04:22 PM ET (US)
I am reading Like Dandelion Dust, the book has 361 pages and I am on page 96.
The book has two settings, California and Cleveland Ohio. The author just wrote about two separate lives being liked by one child, Joey, an adopted five year old. The author of my book is an American-Chritsian Author. The author grew up in Seattle, and moved to Ohio dreaming about her writing career. As her career took off she moved to California, making the settings of this book all the more real. The author wrote this book to tell of the conflict between: prison, adoption, and different life styles. Although the book is very dramatic, the author wanted a calm planted book with the American version of a "Happy Ending". In the end of my book everyone will turn out happy and successful in life.
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