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So you understand the roaring wave of fear that swept through the greatest city in the world just as Monday was dawning--the stream of flight rising swiftly to a torrent, lashing in a foaming tumult round the railway stations, banked up into a horrible struggle about the shipping in the Thames, and hurrying by every available channel northward and eastward. By ten o'clock the police organisation, and by midday even the railway organisations, were losing coherency, losing shape and efficiency, guttering, softening, running at last in that swift liquefaction of the social body.

Are Books Dangerous?

Yes, I believe they can be. But “dangerous” is a very vague way to put it. A book could be dangerous to one and not another. It all depends on context. I think the Nazis were so worried about what people read because of the things that were happening during that time. If people were allowed to read whatever they…

Deep Thinker 1.5

Source: After Zero/ Christina Collins/ pg 99 Quote: “There, at my fingertips, was a new way of socializing that did not require me to speak a single word out loud. . . .Typing was almost as easy as clicking . . . It was superior to even sign language, because no one could see me or my eyebrows, or any food…

Deep Thinker 1.6

Source: See How they Run/ Ally Carter/ page twenty-six Quote: “But that’s the thing about being the girl who’s spent years convincing the world she’s not afraid of anything: At some point, someone is going to find out you’re afraid of everything.” Context: Grace, the main character in this book is determined for everyone to see her as strong, and not devastated…

Deep Thinker 1.4

Source: Divergent/ Veronica Roth/ pg. one hundred and three Quote: “‘Human reason can excuse any evil; that is why it is so important that we do not rely on it.’” Context: I can’t remember who said this, but when it is said, the person is talking about what he/she and others have done to get to where they are now, and that they…

Deep Thinker 1.3

Source: After Zero/ Christina Collins/ pg. 21 Quote: “‘Silence is the means of avoiding all misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, with out speech, fly freely about.’ – Sakya Pandita” Context: The main character, Elise, is an 8th grade girl, who, due to her home life and experiences coming into public school for her first…

What I Look for in a Good Character

Books are made up of characters and events, meaning characters have a huge part in a story. To me, the character development is one of three most important parts of a good book/story; character development, events and how they are presented, and general good writing. The way characters are created, and how they grow during the story, is really a…

Deep Thinker 1.2

Source: Divergent/ Veronica Roth/ pg. 81 Quote: “Those who seek peace above all else, they say, will always deceive to keep the water calm.” Context: The book that this quote came from, is in the “setting” of messed-up-government, where there are factions that the people are in, and the faction the quote is talking about, is the Abnegation. They are the leaders…

Deep Thinker 1.1

Source: Divergent/ Veronica Roth/ pg.81 Quote: “‘Politeness is just deception in pretty packaging.’” – Christina Context: This is something a character named, Christina says. She was part of a faction called the Candor. As you can probably tell from the name, they are a group that believe in honesty to it’s fullest. Complete and utter candor. The main character, Tris, had just said…

Word Nerds 1.11

Assimilates Source: The back cover of the book Croak Context: “She assimilates his skills perfectly.” In their words: take in (information, ideas, or culture) and understand fully. cause (something) to resemble; liken. In my words: incorporate, duplicate, understand.

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