Thursday, March 30, 2017

Blog Post #6

The Blackthorn Key
Kevin Sands
The Blackthorn Key takes place in London, England. The book is set in the older days where there were Masters and Apprentices. One of the masters, Master Benedict, had an apprentice named Christopher. Most of the book explains how there are certain messages written in code, backwards, or even in Latin. Towards the middle of the book Master Benedict disappeared and Christopher set out to find the clues Master Benedict left. Throughout the story Chris and his best friend Tom get into a lot of trouble to the point where they almost ended up dead.
I am on page 275 and I plan to read to page 325 over Spring break.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Blog Post 5

I am currently reading Famous Last Words by Katie Alender. I just started this book but the quote that stood out to me most was, "No matter how many times I vowed to quit, I found myself with the candle lit, the ring on my finger, trying to get through to my dad. Because I needed to find him. I needed to tell him I was sorry I killed him." (Pg.11) I was surprized that the girl killed her father. Throughout the beginning that story talked about the girl's dead father and I thought he was a victim in an accident but it was actually a murder. The main character, Willa, was always paranoid about the life beyond and when she moved into her new house she wasn't so surprized as she found out about the deaths that had happened in her new house.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Blog Post #4

I am currently reading Paper Towns by John Green. The book is is written in 1st person from Q's point of view. Q narrates his high school life all before his graduation and he is also the main character. In the story the author states, "The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle." You can tell that it is in first person because Q uses the word "I" when something is thought or spoken.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Blog Post 3

The title of my book is Paper Towns by John Green. The conflict in my book is that a girl had ran away and no one decides to take action because she is considered a "legal adult" since she is 18 years of age. After a boy named Quentin (or Q) found out he had felt like matters needed to be taken into his own hands. (Actually he needed to find her because he was deeply in love with her.) Q then goes on this journey to find Margo, imagining the worst every time he thought about her. His thoughts getting worse as the days go by and he had yet to find her, "'No one will ever be the new Margo,' I said...Worded like a question and spoken like a statement, 'She's dead, isn't she.'" (184-185)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Blog Post #2

I am currently reading the book Paper Towns by John Green. One of the main characters in the book is Quentin or better known by his nickname, Q. The book is in Q's point of view. Q is 17 years old. Q is like the good kid. He goes to school on time and he doesn't even remember when he rebelled. Well until Margo came to his window one night. Q is the cautious type of person and he hates "being late" to school. As the author states, "The longest day of my life started tardily...I usually got a ride to school with my best friend , Ben Starling, but Ben had gone to school on time, making him useless to me. 'On time' for us was thirty minutes before school actually started," Pg.11 Q has been the good kid and that is why he has such a connection with his parents. His parents never expect him to rebel like his old friend and neighbor, Margo Roth Spiegelman. Until Margo decides to do one of her famous runaway acts and leaves the clues only for Q to find.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Thoughts on Animal Testing

1. I think animals should be treated the same. A lot of animals are known to be dangerous but it is because of how they were trained. If you are abusive to an animal they learn to get more defensive and aggressive.
2. I think we shouldn't test on animals because it could hurt them. I think we should create another way to test certain things so it doesn't harm anything or anyone.
3. No because everything in the world is made for a reason so if one species goes extinct because we test on it so much then the world would go out of order.
4. If you do test the drug on animals and it kills them how would it be able to save 1,000,000 lives if they killed another spieces in the process?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

1st Reading Blog

Paper Towns
My book is about a mischievous teenage girl named Margo. Margo had visited her old friend Quentin (or Q) to take him on a late night trip. Margo and Q went nearly a full night getting revenge on Margo's biggest enemies. The next day Margo went missing.