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Alecia Beigh
01-30-2017
10:28 PM ET (US)
i'm reading the book Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines. I'm on page 15 out of 328.
If i could have a conversation with the author i would discuss why West loves Maggie. Maggie had a rough time when her dad murder her mom in front of her. her dad made her stay with her cousin Brady and his family. When maggie found West they had a connection because she was going though a lot like she had been. West father is dying from cancer and she knows how hard it is to lose a parent. i also wanted to know how she got the idea of writing the books and the inspiration that she got to write the books.
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Jersie Reese
01-26-2017
09:13 PM ET (US)
I am reading Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff. I'm on page 290, there is only 336 pages.

1. If I could have a conversation with the author right now, I would ask so many questions. Main one that has been killing me through out the whole book is who took the photos of drug deal and the party. The person behind all the blackmail and sending the pictures is a teacher and wouldn't get out without anyone noticing so who took the picture? Another one is why so much fighting between the friends? They all want the same blackmailer and all have secrets they just don't want to get back to parents so why are the friends fighting all the time. Why not tell everyones secrets? They all say they don't want their parents/siblings to find out because it will hurt them. Why doesn't he have the friends share them to each other to help them find a plan that will help take down the blackmailer and not send them to jail? I like the book but all I have about 4 short chapters left and so many questions yet, unanswered.
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Elizabeth Carda
01-26-2017
04:30 PM ET (US)
I am reading Misbehaving by Abbi Glines it has a total of 316 pages and I am on page 209. If I could have a conversation with author and discuss the character Jess I would ask her about what is going through her mind when she run into Jason at Sea Breeze. I would also how she gets all of the ideas of the themes and the plot twist in the stroy. I want to know how long it took her to create all of her books and where she got her inspiration.
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Kaitlyn Schaunaman
01-26-2017
04:29 PM ET (US)
I am reading Ever the Hunted and am on page 16 of 390. Earlier in class I finish Dear Nobody: the true diary of Mary Rose.

3. I love the way the author of this book decided to write this book set in the past. The book is set in a fictional town with royalty and an upcoming war. The author, Erin Summerill, writes of a young seventeen-year-old that was raised by her father, and is an outcast to the normal society as she is not the formal, and always ladylike woman that she should be. Since the book is set in the past, all the mannerisms and cultural habits are different and I really like story set in the past because the issues are approached in such a different way. As a female, Britta can't inherit anything from her father who recently passed and now is without a home. The cultural norms of this time period are so different and old-fashioned that is kind of cool to learn about and yet it must of sucked from those who didn't want to be ladylike.
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Jenni Blue
01-26-2017
04:29 PM ET (US)
I am reading The Sacrifice, which is book 4 in the series, and I am on page 360 out of 484. I have just recently finished Eleanor and Park.
The setting of The Sacrifice is London and takes place in the present day. This book is about the zombie apocalypse and follows the stories of multiple groups of kids who struggle to survive. I find the setting very interesting because these kids take shelter and set up their camps in historic places such as Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London, etc. Also, I think it's very interesting that this series is set in present day. It just goes to show how cozy life is for the reader when the children of the novel have to struggle to survive. They have no running water, no refrigeration and most of the kids are too young to even know how to survive on their own. Also, they live in complete boredom and fear, without any adults around. Throughout the book, you continually notice that the kids are just like you and people you know. Overall, the setting and the time period make you wonder what you'd do in their situation.
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Kaelynn Ahrendt
01-26-2017
04:29 PM ET (US)
I have recently finished the book Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik. I am reading Die for You by Amy Fellner Dominy. It has 283 pages and I am on page 55.

If I could have a conversation with the author I would ask her, "What is the italicized chapters about?" Every now and then there are these short two paged chapters that I can't figure out to have a connection to in the book. It talks about different people then the people that are in the book. They just confuse me! So far, luckily, there has only been two of them in the book. That would be one question I would ask. The other would be, "Why haven't you talked about the parents divorce yet in the book?" In the beginning you find out that the Emma's parents are divorced but Dominy doesn't tell you anything about it. Like why'd they get a divorce and when did it happen. I hope I found the answer to both of those questions soon otherwise I am going to be mad.
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Julia Wendell
01-26-2017
04:29 PM ET (US)
I finished the previous book I was reading. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green is the book I am reading now. This book has 313 pages in it, and I read from page 28 to page 104.

If I could have a conversation with the author, I would ask him how he gives a perfect perspective of a teenage girl? John Green is one of my favorite authors. He is very funny, and is expect with his writing. I would ask him how he has such a great sense of humor? How he can write sad books? What inspired him to write The Fault In Our Stars? How much time it took him to rewrite the book? How he knew all the medical words? I would ask him, how it feels to have touched so many hearts of so many people? He truly inspires me. John Green is an amaze author. I recommend him to all my friends and family to read.
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Jordan Pechous
01-26-2017
04:27 PM ET (US)
The book I am reading is After the End by Amy Plum. It has 322 pages, I am currently on page, 249. The last book I finished before this one, was the day before the quarter changed, and it was The 100, by Kass Morgan.

 I love the way the author of this book is able to describe it so amazingly, that you feel you are in the book. You feel as if you are right next to the characters, on their journey, with them. Amy Plum uses many details that tap into your senses. She describes the scenery perfectly. I also love how she gives the character so much detail and life, that they seem real. That this book actually happened, and she is writing a biography on it. Amy has a way with words that you can just get lost in, surrounded by the world of the book. Also, finally, she has a way of writing that makes you long to be in the book, she throws so many twists and turns. But then can describe them to make them seem real.
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Tj Holloway
01-26-2017
04:27 PM ET (US)
Redeemed, 404, and I'm on page 386

If I could talk to the author right now, I would question her on why she chose this book to be in the future. As most to all of the books before had taken place in the the protagonist traveling to the past, where this one brought us to the future. Not only did we see the chance in setting, but also protagonist! We went through a whole series with the main protagonist Jonah, we see the switch to his twin brother Jordan who we had yet met. It was a change not yet explained. Why flip the whole series around when it had reached its end? With this book mostly likely to be the last in the series, why now introduce the switch?
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Grace Dellman
01-26-2017
04:27 PM ET (US)
I finished reading A Night Divided. Now I am reading Between Shades of Gray which has 338 pages and I am on page 225. The setting of this story is Siberia during World War II. It is relevant to the story because the characters are forced to work in Siberia. The cold and miserable conditions play a huge role on how the characters act. If the weather wasn't so cold the tasks they are doing would not be so difficult to accomplish. Siberia is also very deserted. All the characters know that there is no way they could escape because there is nothing for miles around them. The time period is relevant because the characters don't know what is going on throughout the rest of Europe. They are trying to figure out new information in hopes that they will be saved soon. If this was taking place during a different time period there might be less of a chance of anyone even knowing what these characters are facing.
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Isaiah Tschetter
01-26-2017
04:25 PM ET (US)
The book im currently reading the "The Rule of Three," by Eric Walters. I am on page number 353 out of 405, so i'm about finished with the first book. The setting of the book takes place in a small neighbor hood, that is closely packed together. That relates to the story because during the story the people of the neighborood have to unite together to protect each other from the outside, which is in a "war." I say that because anything related to a computer has stopped working making even daily tasks like driving a car impossible. The story takes place in the 21 centery. Because of that people have become so dependent on things like refrigerators that they went also crazy when it happened. So in conclusion, the story shows what it would be like today if everything related to eletronics had stopped working.
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Jacob Bradfield
01-26-2017
04:25 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading Found. It is a by Margaret Peterson Haddix and it the first book in a 4 book series. I am on page 212 of 314.
Where I am at in the book it is all about time travel so this book has everything to do with setting. During one of the scenes, Angela Dupre explains how she as working at an airport and suddenly a plane vanished and she thought it was a time warp. The same thing happened with a janitor earlier in the book. A little while later, after the main character left the meeting with Angela, he looks back and watched her as she also disappeared. The main character keeps getting these weird letters that say things like "They are coming back for you" and he is really freaked out about it. The janitor advises him to not leave anything, anywhere somebody might come out of nowhere to find it. He also said to Angela that he owes her in time, meaning that he messed up a time in her life and is trying now to fix it. As you can tell, where I am at in this book has everything to do with time, not so much with place.
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Tanner Schaunaman
01-26-2017
04:25 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading Lone Survivor. I am on page 175 of 392 pages. The setting of this book takes place all over the world. In the beginning of the book, Marcus tells us about his childhood and growing up in Texas. Up to this point, most of the book has been spent in Coronado, California. This is where he and the others were attending BUD/S and other military training schools. After completing Hell Week, the setting changes quite rapidly as they travel to many different cities and states to attend job-specific training. Finally, after all of his training, he starts telling us about some of his missions. Currently, he is in the Hindu Kush mountains doing recon on an Afghan military force. The locations do not have much to do with the story other than that is where his training occurs. His team is deployed to the Hindu Kush mountains shortly after 9/11 happened and this is kind of important. Marcus explains how him and all the other SEALs felt while watching this happen. He tells us how angry and outraged they were and how they want justice.
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Truman DickPerson was signed in when posted
01-26-2017
04:25 PM ET (US)
I'm reading The Martian by Andy Weir, The Martian has 370 pages and I am currently on page 321. The of The Martian is on the planet Mars in the year 2035. The setting of the book could also be considered the conflict of the book because Mark Watney is stranded on Mars all by himself. Mars is shown has being a harsh desert-like planet throughout the novel. You could compare Mars to an isolated desert where there is no air. The setting also affects Watney's mental attitude throughout the novel. He began as being very hopeless, but as he establishes contact with NASA he gains hope. Throughout various events in the novel, he becomes hopeless and somewhat mentally unstable.
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Jaeden Tarrell
01-26-2017
04:24 PM ET (US)
The book I am reading is "The Rule Of Thoughts" by James Dashner. It has a total number of 328 pages, and I stopped at page 288. If I were to sit down and have a conversation with him I would defiantly ask him what gave him the inspiration to write this series. If I could ask the author any thing about the book, I would ask him why he made Micheal a tangent. Plus I would like to know why Kaine is doing what he is doing. I would have so many questions to ask him. I would ask him, how did Kaine come to life? I would ask him to explain more on how Micheal meet Bryson and Sarah.
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William Hunley
01-26-2017
04:24 PM ET (US)
The book i am reading is called wide open by Jeremy Mcgrath and Chris Palmer Im on page 175 of 293. the setting of this book is all over the world Jeremy McGrath travels all over competing in supercross championships. it happens from the time he's 4 till the time he retires from riding motorcross he first started by riding 95cc bikes then a 125 and know he's racing a 250cc bike that he keep wining championships with
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