Source: Between shades of gray by Ruta Sepetys, pg;61
Quote: “Listen,” I said. “The men.” It grew louder. Louder. They were singing, singing at the top of their lungs. Andrius joined, and then my brother and the gray-hair man. And finally, the bald man joined in, singing our national anthem. Luthuania, land of heroes . . . I wept.
Context: In the story they are splitting the men up from the woman and excpet for the young boy and disable boys and men who won’t be able to do much work.
This makes me think: I think that they men are super sad and they don’t want to leave behind there wife and kid’s so they are singing. There singing there national anthem because they know they there son’s know the song and will most likely be singing it with them unless they were killed. This also makes me think that people don’t want to leave there home, and they don’t know why they were pretty much dragged out of there house and taken to a train station and where split for the husband and dad. I think that Lina was thinking of her father when she heard all the men singing and she thought of her dad and she really missed him, and the fact that all of the men that where singing and one of them could have been her dad.
Are books dangerous? We often find a lot of good information from books, and we even can learn how to be a better reader and writer. I think that the Nazis where worried and about the book that people read because they could learn about different “beliefs” and they could learn that what Hitler is doing is wrong, and Hitler wouldn’t want that. I think that there are some books that are used the wrong way and that can make them bad, but for the most part when we do use a book the right way we can learn important things from them. Like how to speak better and how to say hard words.
I think that self assessment is pretty important to let us know what things we need to change or add. When we us self assessment we are looking at say our work, and we have to look over it to make sure that things make since. I think that when we go over our own work we are looking at the work that we have done so are. When you are doing something and you finish do you ever wish that you would have taken it slower or tried to be the first on done. I can say that I have, when my soccer team and I run I’m always running in the middle of the group. I NEVER push my self to run faster and be the first one done. Now that I look back on it I think that I probably could have pushed my self a little bit more.
I really like this book so far, I am a little bit behind the class but I feel like once you start to read it you just get so in to it that its hard to stop reading. I think that once I get caught up with the class a little bit more I will star to enjoy the book a lot more, but for now I’m just going to have to deal with were I am at but I plan on getting caught up this week so that I will be able to tell more about how I like this book. So far at the part where I am at I really like the perspective that the author put the book in, I also really like how he explains all the characters into the book. I am super excited to finish this book and to get to more of the cliff hangers.
I think that it would be really hard for her, she has to leave her mom who is now going to be all alone. Leisel, she was going to have her brother be with her when they where going in to foster care and then her brother died. I would honestly cry for the longest time, if I had to move away from my mom and dad then I would a least want someone I know to be there with me, Leisel didn’t have that. She had to move away from her family and all her things, and then she had to move in with a family that she didn’t know. I this happened to me, losing everything I have at such a young age I think that I would just always want to be alone and hide out in my room not talk to anyone and just stay in my house for every.
Well for me I have to find a book that I think that i’ll like, and then I have to read a part of the book. After that is all done then we can move on to what I look for in a good character. Is hard for me to really find the type of character I like because a lot of them are the same. I mostly read historical fiction, and I think the reason why is it so hard for me to find what I look for in a good character is because if it is a historical book then I’ll read it from cover to cover. I don’t really have something that I look for in a character, but if I where to have to choose I’d probably say, someone with a lot of respect and someone who is willing to do hard thing even when they have no choice, and helping others do there part after they have just finished their’s and all they want to do is go home and finish all the other things that they have to do.
Source- The book is Between shades of gray, by Ruta Sepetys, and the page that I found the word on is pg 47
Context- “Davai! The voice yelled.”
In Their Words- davai actually means give, davai suda means give here. But, davai is also a way of saying hurry up, although it is a bit ruder than saying hurry up the normal way.
In My Words- The word Davai me to hurry up, but in a lot meaner of a way. I think that they used it in this book to give the police officers a hard time.
A Monster Calls is about this boy named Coner O’Mally, and his truths. Coners mom has also been diagnosed with cancer. Coner is this the main the protagonist because he has a truth that he need to tell had he won’t so the monster has to go on this super long journey to help Coner tell his truth. I think that the big idea in this book it to tell your truths even though you are scared of what might come out of them. One issue that the author wants the readers to get through I think would be, being able to say your truths and also not being afraid of the outcome. One thing I thought the author did well was they way the lead up to important events, one scene that I like the most was the one where Harry told Coner that he could no loner see him. I really like this because I felt like I couldn’t put the book down, or I would be missing out. I felt like the ending could have been a little bit better, like explaining who Coner and his grandma felt after Coner’s mom died. I think that a lot if teenage reader connect with this book a lot because Coner is around our age and we all have hard things going on in our life, we also all have our own truths, and I think that this is an important book because it touches on things that all kids go through in life.
This book was a pretty good book, but I don’t think I would have pick out this book on my own. I didn’t think that I was going to enjoy the book. As we started to read the book as a class and on our own I found my self liking the book less and less because I don’t really like to read books that are assigned and I found it harder and harder to kept up with the class. Then Mr Green said the he was going to show the trail again and I went home that night and I read the whole book, I really like the book. The author has a way of connecting you to the characters in the book, and by the time I finished the book I love it. I thought it was interesting how the book and the movie where so much alike, but at the same time so different.
Atticus always said ” It’s not time to worry yet,” and I think that, that’s super important. He’s not saying that we should procrastinate every thing and then worry about it at the last second, which I think that a lot of people in Jr. High and High School do. I think that what Atticus is trying to say is that even though what we are working on is very important we should take the small steps that is takes to find and learn all the important things that are right in front of us. I think everyone starts to worry about all these things that we don’t need to be worrying about yet, and all Atticus is saying is ” It’s not time to worry yet,”