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My goal this summer is to read 6-8 books. I hope to read some of the following books:
"Landscape with invisible hand"
"I know what you did last summer"
"Last wish of sasha cade"
I want to read these books because they all seem interesting, and I think I would be able to analyze and connect these books to the two questions.
My list for the summer:
We have always lived in a castle
Landscape with an invisible hand
Those were just some interesting books Mr. Beard talked about.
I also wanted to read some graphic novels, for example, Batman Year One.
Most of the books I chose were thrillers or mysteries. The books I chose were, It, I know what you did last summer, haunting of hill house, We always lived in the castle, one of us is lying, it wasn't me, I am legend, bird box, hunger games series, great Gatsby, 13 reasons why, and Gatsby girl. I want to read these books because I think they will be entertaining but I will actually get something out of the books. These books also seem interesting and some are different then I would normally choose.
For my summer reading I would like to start with; I'm legend,I know what you did last summer,The Martian,The Great Gatsby,IT,Pet Cemetery and Bird Box. I chose a variety of genres because I want to branch out into more genres like horror and mystery.
My goal is to read 6-8 books.
"Landscape with Invisible hand"
"I know what you did last summer"
"The last wish of Sasha Cade"
"the hunger games"
I chose these books because they sound interesting, and when we watched the hunger games movie, it made me want to read it.
Books that I would like to read are:
I am Legend
It wasn't me!
One of us is Lying
I know what you did Last summer
I would like to read these books over the summer because they seem like they are very interesting and can pull the reader in. One book that I really want to read is either Bird Box or I am Legend because the review of the books seem really addicting so I would like to read either Bird Box or I am Legend.
This summer I am hoping to read...
Batman Year 1
Death by the river of doubt
Maze Runner Death cure
To kill a Mocking bird
The Hunger Games
The Great Gatsby
and Lord of the flies.
I would like to read these books over the summer because I think they can help me with the units in 8th grade. These books can also help me better understand the 8th grade requirements.
My goal for the summer is to read at least ten books.
Bird Box, Which is based on a movie that i have seen that i did not think very highly of but apparently the book is better.
I am Legend, again I have seen the movie thought it was pretty great but the book was apparently is different.
It, I think that it is a great choice for me.
I know what you did last summer, feels like the book version of a classic slasher movie and I might enjoy that.
Landscape With Invisible Hand, Sounds like an interesting si-fi book and want to see what it is about.
Pet Sematery, was recently remade as a new movie and think i should read the book before i see the movie.
The Mist, think that it is based on a very distopian idea and i enjoy distopian.
The Oddasy, I have the book and have never read it and i think it could expand my knowledge of ancient mythology.
This summer i am going to read 5-6 books. They are Bird Box, Persepolis, A Dogs Purpose, A Dogs Journey, Popular and, Ugly. I really want to read the book Bird Box because i have seen the movie and i really liked the movie. I want to read A Dogs Journey and A Dogs Purpose because i love the idea of a dogs perspective.
I really wanna read The last word of Sasha Cade, Ugly, Popular, and Running Word. I want to read these because they all sound very interesting to read.
I want to read 5-6 books this summer because I want to get all of my reading done and to also have fun over the summer. I want to read The Last Word Of Sasha Cade bcause it looks realy interesting and good. I walso want to read Ugly because It also seems like something I would really like.
This summer I will read 6-7 books. I will look for theme and answer the questions.
I will look into:
-I am Legend
-I Know What You Did Last Summer
-Never Missing Never Found
A Child Call It
I panned to read bird box Landscape, with invisble hand, I am legend, I know what you did last summer, beath on theriver of doubt and batman year 1. because most of them are distopyan fiction which was a topic that I liked
This summer i am hoping to read the books The Arab of the Future, Batman Year One, Unbroken and Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince. I want to read these because they all involve some sort of heroes journey or historical back round that adds to the character development and plot. I want to read The Arab of the Future because the character plot is very interesting and different. Batman year one because i want to try something different than normal. Unbroken because i like World War II backstory. I also want to read Harry and the Half-blood Prince because i've been reading the other books in the series.
Over the summer I will read I am legend because I liked the movie.
I will read All systems red over the summer because it is in space and there are robots which I like
During this summer I will read Ender's game because the cover seemed interesting and it was also suggested to me.
Muhammad Ali is a book I will read this summer because it has something to do with boxing which is fun
My goal is to read 5 books over the summer such as I am Legend, Bird Box, Phineas Gage, I know what you did last, and The Greatest Muhammad Ali.I want to read I am a legend because it sounds interesting. I want to read Bird box becasue the movie was good and the book sounds easy. I wnat to read the book Phineas Gage because it is about someone who suried something almost impossible. I want to read I know what you did last summer because it sounds like an interesting book. I want to read The Greatest becasue it is about sports
Over the summer I want to read the book I know what you did last summer.
counting to perfect sounds interesting because it involves a sport I do
phoebe will destroy you is a book i would like to read.
listen to your heart
I want to better of friends because my sister recommended it.
The Road To Paris, by Nikki Grimes I would love to read this because it's about this Girl and her brother being separated and in separate foster homes.The foster homes abuse every child. Then her birth mother wants her back and she has to pick between Her new foster family or her birth mother.
Hidden by Helen Frost because it's about this girl who accidentally gets kidnapped by a guy who wants to steal and car. And she has to find a way to get out without getting caught. I would love to read this because it is suspenseful and adventure.
Over the summer, I would like to finish reading Harry Potter for the third time. I would also like to read the Divergent series, Alice in Wonderland, Unbroken, and Persepolis.I want to read these books because, I love Harry Potter and I enjoy reading it but I feel like I should try something new so I am going to read a little bit of both.
Over the summer I would like to read a few books. The one that seems the most interesting is I know what you did last summer. It seems interesting because it is a thriller and is suspenseful. Another book that seems interesting is I am legend, this seems interesting because Mr Beard made it seem like it had a good plot. I want to start reading horror books and thrillers so those 2 seem good. I also would like to try the Muhammad Ali book because I would like to learn more about his life and story. Unbroken seems like a good choice as well because the plot seems super interesting and different than most book.
My goal this summer is to read more then 10 books. I love to read fantasy and books that have a similar themes and plots, so I can see different ways authors show a theme to apply it to my own writing. The five book Bargainer series, Three Dark Crowns four book series, Court of Thorns and Roses four book series, and finally the Legend trilogy are books that I look forward to reading this summer.
I would like to read 8 books over the summer such as War of the Worlds, Bird Box, Batman year 1, I am Legend, Mein Kampf, and many other book s that I will discover over the summer.
My goal is to read 20 min or more every day, and five books in total:
-Its Not Summer With Out You
-Well Always Have Summer
-To All the Boys I Loved Before
-Ps I Still Love You
-Always and Forever Lara Jean
-Burn for Burn
-The Fox Inheritance
over the summer i want to read probably 1 book a week, because there only eight weeks in summer. the books i want to read are, Landscape With an Invisible Hand, I Know what you did last summer, I am Legend, War of the worlds, Ready player one, Never missing never found, Warcross, Rainbow Six, and The Raft
This summer my goal is to read 7-9 books. I would like to read the Harry Potter series, Mocking Jay, Persepolis, The Arab of the Future, Eleanor and Park, Divergent, Counting by 7's, and Dear Even Hanson. All these books are books that people have recommended to me or I have been waiting to read for a while. I really like to read books in the fiction genre.
i would like to read at least 8 books this summer. i would like to read
- bird box
- i know what you did last summer
- landscape of the invisible hand
- alice and wonderland
- five feet apart
- the sun is also a star
- throne of glass series
- a dog's purpose
- a dog's journey
My goal for this summer is to read at least ten books. The first six I want to read is Dear Evan Hansen, Unbroken, the first book of Divergent, 13 reasons why, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and Counting by sevens.
Books I want to read:
-The Maze Runner Series
-The Arab of the future
-Batman year 1
-A wrinkle in time
I want to read these books because they seem really interesting to me.
I would like to read these book over the summer:
1.I know what you did last summer
3.Where the crawdad sings
5.Looking for alaska
I would like to read 10-12 books this summer, and at least 20 minutes a day.
- Birdbox; because I haven read many thrillers but I want to try. Also I wanted to see the movie, but never got to, so now I can read the book.
- I know what you did last summer; because I find the controversial books interesting and different.
- Persepolis; because this is also a controversial book, and a graphic novel that are fun to read.
- Arab of the future; because Mr beard recommended it a lot, and it is a graphic novel and similar to Persepolis.
- A dogs purpose; because I never saw the movie and I'm interested in it being told in a different perspective.
- A dogs journey; because it is the next book to A dogs purpose.
- Unbroken; I haven't really read much non fiction but Mr Beard talked highly of this book and it seemed intriguing, so why not.
- To all the boys I've loved before; because I've seen the movie and loved it. Also many people thought the books were awesome.
- P.S. I still love you; because it is the second book in the To all the boys I've loved before series and many many many people said it is the best series ever.
- Always and forever; because it is the last book in To all the boys I've loved before series, and the series is really interesting me.
- The summer I turned pretty; because it is by Jenny Han and I love her books and movies.
- Its not summer without you; because its the next book in the series from Jenny Han.
- We'll always have summer; because it is the last book in the series that is highly recommended and by Jenny Han.
This summer my goal is to read six books. I am excited to explore many books such as I know what you did last summer, Bird Box, Alice in Wonderland, Unbroken, The Hate you Give, Persepolis, The Arab of the Future, and Batman: Year One. I am interested in I know what you did last summer because I have read a similar book earlier in the year and enjoyed it. I am interested in Bird Box and Alice in Wonderland because I have seen the movies and want to see how the book differs. I am interested in Unbroken and The Hate you Give because they are stories that could happen in real life, and it could help educate me on different parts of the world. I am interested in Persepolis, The Arab of the Future, and Batman: Year One because I haven't explored many comic books before and am thrilled to see a new perspective.
This Summer I hope to read,
-Maze Runner: Death Cure and Kill Order
These are the next books in the series Maze Runner that I read in class. It was thrilling and fun to read so I hope to finish the series.
I've heard of this book and the Netflix series and it sounds like something I would read in two days.
-Last Man on Earth
This book also falls into the genre I would normaly read. I have also heard of this book before.
-Hunger Games series
I have been wanting to read these books for a while now. I've gotten into dystopian books after our unit in L.A.
-The Arab of the future
-Batman: Year One
Seems good and I love graphic novelsand comic books.
-Harry Potter series
I really need to read this.
-Other books I find in the Library
Over the summer I would hope to be able to read 10 or more books. Personally, I enjoy reading realistic fiction books. However, I hope to expand and grow from just my "likes"and try to experience the other types of books this summer. Some books I am interested in are, Internment, We Set the World on Fire, One of us is lying and Two can keep a secret, On the come up, and Glass Sword.
Over the summer I hope to read 10 or more book. In the area of realistic fiction I would like to read Two can keep a secret, On the Come Up, Second Chance Summer, Paper Towns, and An Abundance of Katherines. I would like to read these realistic fiction books because of the way they can connect to the real world and how they can convey an important teaching lesson. I would also like to read When breath becomes air, and This is going to hurt because these books are medical realistic fiction books which interests me because I would like to explore more topics of medicine.
This summer, I plan to read 5-8 books through the weeks. The main books I'm excited to read are The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay, No Safety in Numbers, No Easy Way Out, It Wasn't Me, The Bird Box, Alice in Wonderland, and much more. These story are a mix of mystery, dystopian, and horror. These are some of my favorite genres to read.
I would like to read It wasn't me, because it doesn't involve too intense things like killing and murder. I think I might like I know what you did last summer even though it involves murder, drugs, and alcohol. I would also like to read The Invisible Hand, about aliens, Bird Box, post-apocalyptic, maybe Death on the river of Doubt, about the Prez, Persepolis, The Arab of the Future and Batman: Year One, all three are graphic novels, the Huger Games series, Of Mice and Men, and The Odyssey because they all interest me with thrillers, graphic novels, fiction.
I am planning to read 6-8 books this summer. A few books I have in mind are
-I know what you did last summer
-I am Legend
-one of us is lying
-it wasn't me
-the great gatsby
-possibly the hunger games series
I am planning to read 6-8 books this summer. A few books I have in mind are
-I know what you did last summer
-I am Legend
-one of us is lying
-it wasn't me
-the great gatsby
-possibly the hunger games series
I chose these books because they seem very interesting an there is a variety of genres. I chose a variety of genres so I don't get bored with just one.
I would like to read 7-10 books this summer. I want to read some classics. For example, I would like to read To Kill a Mockingbird or The Great Gatsby because I want to see what classic american literature is like and I feel it will help educate me on the past good reads of american history. I also would like to read some thrillers, like I Am Legend or I Know What You Did Last Summer because I barely ever read books from the horror genre and I'd like to experience that and read each book in a day or two. Lastly, I'd like to read some nonfiction stories like Death on the River of Doubt, Boots on the Ground, or Voices from a Disaster (Titanic). I really appreciate a good piece of history through an interesting story. I think my selection of classics, thrillers and nonfiction are good for my reading style and will be beneficial for me.
I am planning to read 8 books over the summer, I'm planning to read Maus and The Book Thief to lead me into the Holocaust Unit during 8th grade. Four books that interested me during Mr.Beard's lesson were, I am Legend, Landscape With Invisible Hand, Death on the River of Doubt, and I Know what You Did Last Summer. I wanted to read all of these books to compare them, because they are all very different. The two other books that I want to read are, Bird Box, and Unbroken, because I want to see how different they are from the movies and if they have different themes.
I want to read at least 10 books I enjoy over the summer.
- The Great Gatsby
- The Catcher in the Rye
- The Iliad
- The Odyssey
- Game of Thrones series
I really want to read different kinds of books. Whether they be classics or not. The Game of Thrones interests me because I am hearing about the TV show and it sounds very good. But I also want to read the classics, I enjoyed "To Kill a Mockingbird" and I want to get a perspective from someone a long time ago. I really want to find the right balance between what I like and what I can really think about and relate to the real world.
I am planning on reading 8 to 10 books over the summer. Some books include The Hunger Games, Mockingjay, Landscape with the Invisible hand, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ready Player One, and more. Most of the books I am wanting to read are dystopian because I really enjoy that genre. The other books that I want to read are because they sound like really good books to read. As I keep reading these I will still be looking for books that I think would be great to read.
Over the summer I hope to read 10 books or more. The books I am exited to read are: "Persepolis", "Batman: Year One", "Birdbox" , "Moo",
"I Know What You Did Last Summer", "1984'", "A Clockwork Orange", "Ready Player One", "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep", and "Masterminds". Some of these books I have started, loved, but never finished. I would like to read these again. Some of them are "Ready Player One" and "Masterminds". I also included graphic novels that I find interesting, such as "Persepolis" and "batman: Year One". I enjoy reading graphic novels because I know what the characters and different objects in the story look like and I really like that. I included lots of novels such as "1984", "A Clockwork Orange", and "Ready Player One". Dystopian is one of my favorite genre so of course I had to include some.
This summer I would like to read 6-8 books. I want to read Before I fall, We have always lived in the castle, The Hate U give, Bird box, Pretties, The hunger games, Everything Everything, and The sun is also a star. I want to read these books because they look interesting and the characters seem relateable. Most of the books I want to read are realistic fiction or thrillers. These books interest me because they keep you hooked and look really good and fun to read.
This Summer I want to read
Landscape with invisible hand
It wasn't me
Batman year one
The Hunger Games series
To kill A Mockingbird
I want to read these books so that I can get into some genres that I didn't get to read during the school year. I want to broaden my view and read books that are classics and have lots of references in other media's like movies. I also wanted to finish some of the series that I had already started like the divergent series.
This summer I want to read 6 books. I am legend, I know what you did last summer, Alice and wonderland, It wasn't me, Persepolis, and Batman year one. I want to read these books because I usually only read comic books and I want to start to get into thrillers because it will push me to read more. I also would like to read some of them because they are classics that I know about.
Over this summer I would like the following...
I Am Legend
It was not me
I know what you did last summer
As well as reading the following graphic novels...
Arab of the future
because graphic novels have been a genre I have not yet had much experience with and I want to discoverer something and see how I like it.
Over the summer, I am going to read a book every two weeks, so twice a month, so 6-7 books over the summer. I am going to read I know what you did last summer because I want to see what the thriller genres is. I also want ti read landscape with an invisible hand because it sound interesting. Also, I want to try unbound because I don't read a lot of non-fiction. I really want to read Rainbow six, because I really like the game it is based off of and it seems interesting.
I personally would like to read these following books over the summer. I am Legend by Richard Matheson, is a book that interested me because it seems like an interesting book I haven't heard of. Another book I thought was interesting is It wasn't me by David Wood. I think its an interesting concept and I really like the amount of mystery. The third book I chose is I know what you did last summer by Lois Duncan, this book is about people who are being harassed about a mistake they made over the summer. The fourth book I chose is Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool, this book got recommended to me so thats why I wanted to try it. The fifth book I wanted to read is Paper towns by John Green, I chose this book because I love John Green and have read his other books, but I haven't read Paper Towns yet. The final and last book is From the mixed-up files of Mrs.Basil E. Frankweiler, the reason I wanted to read this is because I really liked the book The Westing Game, and this book seemed similar.
The books I want to read:
I am Legend
Batman Year One
Death on the River of Doubt
These are just a few books I want to read. I want to read these because they have intresting concepts, and I want to read different styles and genres of books. I also want to complete some series I already started, like the Divergent series.
This summer I want to read, I Know What You Did Last Summer, It Wasn't Me, Persepolis, The Arab the Future, Bird Box, the Hate You Give and the Sorcerers Stone. I want to read these books because most of the books are different genres. I am starting to read thrillers and graphic novels and I am also trying out the Harry Potter series because I have seen the movies and not read any of the books. I want to read The Hate You Give because people said that the movie was good.
I want to read Batman year one, and harry potter I have never really read graphic novels so I am interested and superheros are cool. O dont read that much fantasy but I like it so I will try this summer
This summer I would like to read
I know what you did last summer , It wasn't me, Ready Player One
and Death on the River of Doubt
I want to try a read new genres because I typically stick to the realistic fiction books and I want to try to branch out and broaden my view. Over the school year we read the dystopian books which I hadn't read before and I really enjoyed them so I would read some of those. Also I don't normally read the non fiction genre so I think Death on the River of Doubt would be intresting to try out.
For this summer I want to read, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Landscape By Invisible Hand, Batman Year One , Bird Box, To All The Boys I've Loved Before, I also want to read the Divergent series. I want to read these books because they seem very interesting, and I think I would like to read them.
The books that I want to read this summer are Persepolis, Crazy Rich Asians, Pride and Prejudice, the To All the Boys I've Loved Before series, the Divergent series, Le Miserables, Jane Eyre, The Devil Wears Prada, Treasure Island, and To Kill a Mockingbird. I want to read these books because they seem like a good mix of genres that I didn't get to read that deeply this school year. I also am interested in reading some classic books, but also some more entertaining ones.
During the summer I would like to read at least eight books. They include Allegiant, Bird Box, I am Legend, Batman Year One ,Death on the River of Doubt, Landscape with Invisible Hand, Unbroken, Young Elites, and The Arab of the Future. I want to read these because they seem to have intresting concepts, and I want to read different styles and genres of books. I also want to complete some series I already started, like the Divergent series.
This summer I would like to read 6 books such as Batman Year 1, I am legend, birdbox, and a few more. I want to read these books because they all sound interesting to me and like good books.
This summer I want to read, The whole hunger games series, Bird box, I am legend, The 11th hour, Divergent, And legend book 1 just to name a few. I choose these books because my favorite genres are Thriller, action and anything that has to do with dystopian backgrounds. About every 1-2 weeks I am hoping to complete a book and post about it, my goal is to read 5-7 books this summer and I am hoping to do so.
I am interested in reading percepulis beacuse it seems interesting and people dont agree with the other statments in this book. I also want to read batman because it is a comic book and i dont usually read that type of book. Also i want to read the arab because the seem seem interesting/ weird
I am planning to read 6-10 books this summer. The books that I am gonna wanna read are; Bird Box, Titanic, I Know What You Did Last Summer, It Wasn't Me, Persepolis, Batman Year One, Death On The River Of Doubt, and Unbroken. I want to read the books Bird Box, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and It wasn't Me because those all sounded intriguing and they were all thrillers so they would be easy to read because I wouldn't want to put the book down. Persepolis sounded very interesting because of the setting of the book and this book would also teach me lots about other cultures, I would like to read more books about other nations. I chose Batman Year One because I thought a graphic novel would be a very relaxing read. Lastly, I wanted to read Titanic and Death On The River Of Doubt because they were both very historic occasions and they would be nice to read.
This summer I would like to read
I am legend
I know what you did last summer
landscape with invisible hand
it wasn't me
The Arab of the future
batman year one
death on the river of bought
because the are very suspenseful and interesting
I'm excited to read I know what you did last summer and The Arab I want to read these because they look good also batman year one, I'll also look for the book rainbow six.
This summer I would like to read "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix","Harry Potter and the Half blood Prince", "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", "Mocking jay","Alice and Wonderland", and
"Persepolis". I would like to explore more in the dystopian genre since it is not as common and I enjoyed reading it this year. I would also like to explore other genres such as fantasy, classics, and graphic novels. I would like to finish other book series that I have started like the Hunger Games and Harry Potter.
This summer I would like to read 6-8 books. I would like to get out of my comfort zone and try new books.The first books I would like to read is Bird Box and I know what you did last summer. They are both are thrillers, and I usually do not read thrillers. Another couple of books that will take me out of my comfort zones is the graphic novel books. Batman, year one and Persepolis. They both seem to be good and can make me see more than the world around me. Landscape with Invisible hands sounds like a good science fiction novel that I would not always read. I also enjoy the classics, and I have not read Alice in Wonderland in a while and would like to read it. This year the dystopian unit was very good, and I would like to try and read the Hunger Games. I most likely will not read all of these books, But I think that if I set a high goal then I might meet it.
This summer I want to read the Harry Potter series and I know what you did last summer and Bird box. I want to read these book because they are all thrillers and mysteries and suspenseful so they will make me want to continue to read them.
For my summer, I want to finish my Throne of Glass Series (3 books), A Court of Thorns and Roses (3 books) and the Dorothy Must Die (4 books).I want to read these because my sister has suggested these ones and I have always liked her taste in books. I wanted to read the Dorothy Must Die series because I have read the first two books but never got to finish the rest since I didn't have the books. Now that I have them, want to finish the series
AMANI - This summer I will try to get as close to 10 books as possible. This is because I want to have time to enjoy books and give some of the classics a shot. This is one of my last chances to figure what kinds of books I love. I may end up listening to some of these books to. I am totally UNSURE which books I will end up loving and hating so I am giving a wide range of genres chances. These are some of my options:
- Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. I love fairy tales and reading a fairy tale from the late 1800s would be so cool.
-Persepolis By Marjane Satrapi, it's a comic, I want to learn more about Persian/Irani history.
- Classic: Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen that is a must read. I am going to read the first 10 pages to see. Looks amazing, though. Books from the 1800s (written in 1797) has a different culture altogether and this gives me a great opportunity to dive deep into this.
- Crazy Rich Asians series by Kevin Kwan, I love realistic fiction and know I won't be able to put these books own. THE MOVIE WAS SO GOOD.
-Classic: Romeo and Juliet by W. Shakespeare because I love romance novels and this is a classic that I have wanted to take on for ages. (Actually a play)
-To kill a mockingbird - Harper Lee, I got tons of recommendations to read this, looks so good.
-The count of Monte Cristo - by Alexandre Dumas, I plan to read this with my dad, it's his favorite book and is packed with everything.
-The great Gatsby - classic by F. Scott Fitzgerald with everything that I love in stories- love, crime, culture,etc.
-Treasure Island by Robert L. Stevenson - something different, and I love adventure.
-Good to great by James C. Collins
Themes in books make us think about the world by showing how close it is to real life, even if it is fiction. The character Tris is causing me to think about my own life because Tris is trying to find where she belongs.
I read tom Clancy book splinter cell, The theme makes me think that nothings ever going to be perfect. Sam fisher the main character made me question I shouldn't ever expect anything to be perfect.
Another book All the gallant men, The theme is the braver you are the more likely you are to survive.
The main character Donald Stratton , made me realize that in order to survive you have to never give up.
A third book Tom Clancy Ghost Recon, The theme is if you try then you will succeed. This taught me that if I give a lot of effort I will succeed.
In the book no safety in numbers, The theme is stick together you will succeed. This taught me if stick with my friends then I will succeed.
My fifth book killing the rising sun, The theme is always prepare for the unexpected. This taught me to be ready for anything.
Over the summer, I would like to read The sun is also a star, Eleanor and Park, A very large expanse of sea, and scythe, as well as The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali. This is because they are ( for the most part) realistic fiction and that's my favorite genre because you can relate to the books.
I read long way down by Jason Reynolds and this book made me re-examine my understanding of the world because a theme I saw was following rules is not always the right thing. This made me see that we have rules, that are made for the better and we should follow so the world can be a better place, like laws are rules. But in this book they made bad decisions because of bad rules that didn’t help, and if people would have noticed a pattern of how their three rules didn’t work, the people in the book would be alive. But in the world countries have made these bad rules and don’t help, and hurt more. These people have no choice but to follow these laws and rules. So people have to come together and notice these rules and use their voices to change, because when you decide to follow the bad rules it’s not going to end well. Like in this book the third rule of revenge when someone gets killed, only resulted in a change reaction of more people getting killed because they are following the rules. Once one person is killed, the next person gets revenge and kills that killer, and someone kills the last killer and so on, and this rule didn’t help, and same with the other rules.
I read the bitter side of sweet and this book made me re- examine my understanding of the world because of how young children living in Africa were treated, and how different their everyday life is compared to ours. In this book, Amadou, his brother seydou, and Khadija are tying to escape from the horrible cocoa bean farms, meaning all the chocolate that we oh so enjoy are coming from all that harsh work from children like us. But there was on theme that really standed out for me in this book, and it was to Never Give Up. Even through the harsh conditions of escaping, Amadou never gave up. The bitter side of sweet is a really good book, and this is definitely a book you can’t put down
I also read Wonder and Wonder is a very good book and I would recommend to read it. It is a book I definitely couldn't put down. It was so good, I finished it in 3 days. It is a very sad and feel good book at the same time. I would recommend this book. One of the things that I liked that the author did was tell the story from all the main character's point of view, not just Auggies point of view or his parents/ sisters point of view. The themes of wonder made me re-examine my own understanding of the world by telling me that some people are going to be different than other people in the world, but that shouldn’t mean that they should get treated differently.
I read Auggie and Me by R.J Palacio, this book is composed of three stories in three different perspectives, Julian a boy who has bullied Auggie in the past, Charlotte a teachers pet who was friendly to Auggie, and Christopher one of Auggie's very good friends. All of them learn very good lessons that can relate back to the real world. Julian learns to feel compassion and empathy towards Auggie after he hears how a disabled boy helped his grandmother. The theme of kindness is throughout Wonder and Auggie and Me and really makes readers stop and think about how their words and actions might of hurt someone else and how they could be a better person. It makes them reexamine how excepting they have been to others, and shows readers that others will look different and you must be able to look beyond that. During the third of the book while it is in Charlotte's perspective we really get to know a girl named Summer, who is working with Charlotte. Summer is one of the kindest characters in the book Wonder, she befriends Auggie regardless of what he looks like. In a book full of the theme of friendship and kindness Summer's character really makes readers stop and think about who they are, and would they of been brave enough to do that. Readers think about something in their own life that they could do that might make someone feel as good as Auggie did when Summer talked to him and made him feel excepted. Overall the book "Auggie and Me" is a realistic fiction novel that can relate to readers and make them really question what they could do in real life by using simple themes.
I read Archie.... Archie Andrews Where Are You, and this books themes help me re-examine that everyone has mistakes and from those mistake you can learn and do the right thing. The main character Archie, makes me question, if I do make a mistake and not apologize, how would it be fixe?
I forgot to mention the author, John L. Goldwater. This is an old book that I found so it is not that common. Its also a comic.
I read the book Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, the third book in the trilogy. One of the numerous themes in Mockingjay is about war, and how warfare is shown strongly throughout the series and especially in this book. Whether tributes are fighting each other in the hunger games or rebels from Panem are fighting against the the capitol, the author is trying to send the message or theme that war is to be avoided at all costs. This is for more many reasons such as the mental damage to the ones who fought, the innocents lives taken, the inhumane acts performed during it, and many more factors. This theme of war makes me re-examine my understanding of the world, mainly about the current state of the world. I can relate this to me because one of my values is world peace. One way we can work to achieve this is accepting each others differences and fighting for our own rights, but not exactly strive for domination over a group of individuals. Moving onto the second question, Gale Hawthorne was a character in this book I found particularly interesting. As the war pursued he turned into an increasingly brutal person. He created weapons of war that not only kills massive amounts of people, both innocent and on the opposing team, it lures them into a false reality and then slaughters them. His intents are twisted from creating a better life for the rebels to revenge. This causes me to question if I could improve my life and and family's life but by a different path. Maybe by spreading kindness rather than using destructive means for my own ambitions or benefit.
Great post, Lizzy! It's interesting to focus on a side character like Gale, who both affects and is affected by the main characters, and plot events, in crucial ways. Collins is good at developing all her characters across the arc of the trilogy so that it feels like one sweeping story. :-)
Over the summer and the last recent school year, I have gotten into the Harry Potter Series. Even thought I’m not a big fan of fantasy, the Harry Potter series brought me into it by bringing in the fun or reading it, and it is the only fantasy series or book I’ll read, it’s just really good.It is a very good book with lots of adventures. It is more of a magical story than other fantasy books. One thing that I liked that J.K Rowling, the author of the book did was make up words in the story while she was writing the book (obviously because it is a fantasy book) and somehow made it make sense to the reader. The themes of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban made me re-examine my own understanding of the world obviously because it is a fantasy book and in this book it was mainly all about magic and stuff like that. And I had to re-examine my own understanding of the world because we all know that the world (at least today, who knows what will happen in the future) will become Harry Potter’s world so our world wouldn’t be mixed up with their world (which will probably never happen). Anyways, if you like fantasy and first two books of the Harry Potter series (because this book is the 3rd book) I suggest that you read this book.
How do the themes of your book make you re-examine your understanding of the world?
Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, follows her life from ages 10 to 14 starting with the beginning of the Islamic Revolution. The Islamic Revolution, also known as 1979 revolution, includes the events of overthrowing the last monarch of Iran, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. Ending with the initial hope to replace the monarchy with an Islamic republic under the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. It's 1980 in Iran, women are now required to wear hijabs covering from head to toe otherwise prosecuted and confined, children's schools are now segregated by gender, later to be provided to only boys. People conflicting with these beliefs are now being incarcerated or executed. Many Iranians supported the idea because they wanted freedom from the foreign backed Shah which instead, ended with a violently oppressive system viewing any hint of western influences demonizing. Although there are many themes presented in this novel, a theme that stood out to me is the religious oppression. The Islamic Republic blends religion and oppression. In the Islamic Republic religion is forced into practice instead of allowing people explore religion on their own terms. There is not separation of religion and state, religion is the state. The Islamic Republic enforced Islam for religious, nationalistic, and political reasons. This make me re-examine how America and Iran’s political systems differentiate. Also how in my country, religion and government is separated unlike Iran.
Which characters from your reading cause you to question something about your own life?
Marjane Satrapi (from Persepolis) is outspoken, smart, and a rebel. She was outspoken in class often getting her in trouble. She was not what a girl was “supposed” to be at the time (shy, quiet, self kept.) She loved to read books and learn about advanced topics. When her parents decided it was time to leave Iran she was reluctant about how she was going to fit in. She took some time to find out what she could do. Later she became a writer. Marjane makes me question what I could do in my life.
Isn't it incredible how powerful a graphic novel can be?!
I read Star Wars, by Jason Aaron. A theme in this book is that sometimes in life, being patient is rewarding. This makes me re-examine my understanding of the world by making me question if some bad things happen simply because people weren't patient. Reading about Darth Vader made me question if everyone figuratively has some sort of "Dark Side" within their personality.
The second book I read was News Prints, by Ru Xu. A theme in this book is that you should be yourself no matter what others think. This didn't really cause me to re-examine my understanding of the world because I already believed in this. Reading about Blue, the main character who is a girl pretending to be a boy so she can be a newsboy, makes me wonder if anyone in my life is hiding who they really are so they can meet normal expectations for their life.
The third book I read was End Games, by Ru Xu. This book is the sequel to News Prints. A theme in this book is that sometimes in life, it is better to compromise and have peace. This re-examines my understanding of the world because now I think wars start because people don't compromise. Reading about the queen of Goswing made me wonder if all people are completely different if you take their greed away.
The first book I read was unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. The theme of redemption show how you can go from stealing things as a kid to qualifying for the Olympics. Secondly the character Louie Zamperini changes the lookout I have on the to show how quickly the world can turn for the worse from qualifying for the Olympics to going into war and getting captured as a prisoner of war.