Monday, May 8, 2017

Blog post #8

5/8/17

The narrator in my story is a senior named Adonis. I believe his point of view is third person because he says things that describe people calling him by his name and you can imagine how he feels from how the author wrote the book.

I believe that the mood in this book is confused or afraid because Adonis is afraid that his friends will laugh at him for hanging out with Alan. He is always with Alan because Alan is friends with his sister and his crush. I think he is confused because he doesn't know what to do in this situation. Like Melody, his crush, told him if he could make sure nobody bullies Alan for wearing a dress and Adonis agreed but his friends would make fun of him if he did. He just doesn't know what the right thing to do is.

I believe that the authors tone is that we shouldn't judge people by how they act and look. In the end of the book, Adonis and Alan become friends, even after Adonis called him gay and rude names. I think it's raising awareness for LGBTQ people and the authors opinion is that he stands up for their rights.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Blog post #7

   4/26/17

     In the book "Crossing Lines" by Paul Volponi, the main character Adonis is a senior in high school and is in the football team. What happens in the book is that Adonis thinks Alan is gay and since he wants to go out with this one girl named Melody, he has to see Alan everyday. Alan is the president of the fashion club and Melody is part of the club. Adonis's friends make fun of him for hanging out with Alan and they "mess" with him. In one part of the book, Adonis told Melody that he liked her perfume but she said she didn't have any. That's when Alan said it was his perfume and one of Adonis's friend was there to see it all happen. Then his friend made fun of him during football practice. Adonis hangs out with Alan since they have to do a project together for English so his friends make fun of him.

     I feel like this book relates to what's happening to me right now in school. In school, I have a group of "friends" that I sit with at lunch and for the school field trip, we had everything planned out that we were going to be in a group, like all five of us. At the end of the day, one of my friends told me that I wasn't in the group anymore since they added someone else instead of me and I got really mad. I saw the other two girls in the group and I started asking them why they just replaced me like that and stormed off. I heard them taking crap about me as I went down the stairs. Adonis and I both are getting mistreated by our friends and we change our attitude just to be their friend. Like Adonis lost all of his weight to be friends with them and he tolerated them making fun of him so he could be friends with them. I made sure I talked about the stuff they talked about like gossip or other things like that and one of the girls made fun of me for the way that I talked Spanish. I got mad but I just laughed it off like it was nothing. My Spanish isn't that amazing since I was never taught Spanish in
school, just in my house from my family speaking it. Those are some of the reasons why my life experience relates to Adonis's in this book.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Blog post #6 ~ Vocab

3/20/17
There are some words that I didn't know what they meant in the book that I am reading. The book is called "How I Live Now" by Meg Rosoff.

1. Word: Democracy -----> Page #42

         Definition: A system of government that has eligible members of the state that are elected.

2.  Word: Prime Minister -----> Page #43

     Definition: The head of an elected government.

3. Word: Miraculously -----> Page #30

     Definition: Something that is like a Miricale.

4. Word: Gravitated -----> Page #31

    Definition:Move Toward or be attracted to a place, person, or thing.

5. Word:Sputter  -----> Page #58

    Definition:Make a series of soft explosive sounds, typically when being heated or as a symptom of a fault.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Blog Post #5 ~ Illustration #1

3/1/17


This is the picture that came into my mind when Susie was explaining what happened when she died. It shows Mr.Harvey's underground place where he has creepy dolls, lit candles, and where he killed/ raped Susie.

Blog post #4

2/17/17
     Susie Salmon explained, "And as Flora twirled, other girls and women came through the field in all directions. Our heartache poured into one another like water from cup to cup. Each time I told my story, I lost a bit, the smallest drop of pain. It was the day I knew I wanted to tell the story of my family. Because horror on Earth is real and it is everyday. It is like a flower or like a sun; it cannot be contained."this was found on page 186. I chose this paragraph because it was so interesting how I
much pain she was in. She was finally free in a way for once. Free from Earth, from her family, from Mr.Harvey, and from all her
troubles. I think she felt like she could relate to someone and that she wasn't alone, since all those other people were murdered/raped by Mr.Harvey.



Blog post #3

2/9/17
There are many questions that got into my mind while reading this book.
1. Is Susie ever going back to Earth, like come back to life?
2. Is detective Len ever going to find evidence that points to George Harvey being the killer?
3. Is jack ( Susie's dad) ever going to find George's secret underground hide out where he killed Susie?
4. Is Abigail( Susie's mom)  in love with Len since she kissed him?
5. Is Abigail going to leave Jack and go with Len instead?

Blog post #2

  1/9/17
   The title of my book is, "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold. The main character is Susie Salmon and how she got murdered and her entering heaven. In chapter 1, it describes how Mr.Harvey killed Suzie. In this chapter it also introduced new characters like her family, neighbors and teachers. Suzie was murdered on December 6, 1973 when she was only 14. The worst part of it is that he raped her and then killed her. One of the neighbors dogs found Susie's elbow in the corn field where Mr.Harvey threw her body parts. After the dog found her elbow, he made sure to destroy all the evidence, that means closing off that little bunker for good.
     In chapter 2 so far, it describes how it's like in heaven. I think she would describe it as empty with nothing to do, just loneliness. In this chapter it introduces Holly and Franny, who help her out in,
heaven, like they are her guides to heaven. I feel really bad for Susie because she really misses her
family but can never be with them until they die. So far I'm thinking the main idea of the story is to know who to trust because if she didn't trust Mr.Harvey, she wouldn't have died.

Blog post #1

12/14/16
  The book I'm reading is called, "The Lovely Bones" By Alice Sebold. So far in the book I know that the main character is Suzie Salmon.She was the oldest child in her family. She was only 14 when she was murdered on December 6, 1973. She was a white teenager with mousy brown hair.She had a 13 year old  sister named Lindsey, and a 4 year old brother named Buckley.
     Her murderer was Mr.Harvey, which was one of her neighbors. Mr.Harvey was a very old man and when Suzie went in his secret place, she thought he was just a character. Mr.Harvey lead her into his secret place underground and showed her his cool things that he had there. Before she died, he raped her and killed her with a knife. All she could say repeatedly was "don't" and "please" over and over again.