Secrets secrets are no fun; Secrets secrets hurt someone

I believe the effect of all these secrets is that eventually they are going to be caught. The more secrets you have the harder it is to keep them all. The longer you keep a secret the more important it becomes. Secrets like when you told your mom that you talked to your math teacher but you didn’t are caalled lies. What Hans is gonna have to do is lie in order to keep his family safe. Secrets are not always okay to keep. It’s okay to keep your cruch a secret (most of the time) but secrets like, The camps Jews get sent to don’t allow the Jews to come back need to be told. A wise man once said, a secret is not enough for one just right for two and to much for three. Pseudonymous Bosch author of The Name of This Book is Secret. I believe this will effect the way liesel carries herself from day to day. It’s pretty serious. it will be interesting to see how it all plays out.

Book Review #3-The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea By: Ernest Hemingway 127 pages Genre: Realistic Fiction

How It Starts: The main character is Santiago the old man. He is a fisherman who lives in Havana. He is considered salao or unlucky by some people who know him. He wants to catch some large fish.

How It Gets Complicated: He spends two days fighting this HUGE marlin (like, it’s bigger than his boat by two feet). He finally kills it and gets it tied to the side of his boat. He starts off towards his home (because the fish dragged him out to sea) and as he is coming back a shark attacks! 😱 He kills it but more and more come trying to eat the fish and he scares them or kills them all off. He gets back exhausted and the small boy (Manolin) who fishes with him helps him get back up to health.

What I Liked: I liked the heart warming care from the boy and the humor of the old man. The author tended to use spanish but in a way that you could tell what he was saying.

What I disliked: It was SUPER sad ending when he *Gasp*. Phew almost spoiled it for you.

I would Recommend this to anyone who likes classics or realistic fiction. Just about anyone should enjoy it though.

Say What #10-Mutilated

Source: The Old Man and the Sea By: Ernest Hemingway Page 111

Quote:”He did not want to think of the mutilated under-side of the fish.”

In THEIR words:


to injure, disfigure, or make imperfect by removing or irreparably damaging parts:

Vandals mutilated the painting.

to deprive (a person or animal) of a limb or other essential part.
In MY words: To overly destroy something.


Book Review #2-The Name of This Book is Secret

What I Read: The Name of This Book is Secret By: Pseudonymous Bosch Genre: Mystery 400 pages. 5 out of 5

How it starts: Cass (Cassandra) is an only child living with her mother and honorary grandparents. She lives in ______*.

How it gets complicated: She then (on accipurpident) finds a velvet covered wooden box called the symphony of smells. She then investigates the magicians house where it came from with Max-Ernest her newly hired partner. When they are there Mrs. Mauvis and Dr. L want to buy the house so they have to hide and they accidentally find a notebook which is what the other too wanted the house for.

What I liked: I liked the mannerisms of the characters and their thought processes. I also liked how He tied in synesthesia in a way that really complimented the story. It was interesting how he followed the too main characters individually in just about every other chapter

What I disliked: I feel like for being a mystery book it didn’t have very many puzzles and codes to figure out yourself. It kind of bothered me the way the author led Cass to break up Max-Ernest and Her partnership to figure this out

Who I would recommend this to: I would strongly suggest you read this if you like exciting adventures and humorous narrators.



Say what #8 – Phosphorescence

Source: The Old Man and the Sea By: Ernest Hemingway Page 78

Quote:”They sank leaving a trail of phosphorescence in the water.”

In THEIR words:


the property of being luminous at temperatures below incandescence, as from slow oxidation in the case of phosphorus or after exposure to light or other radiation.


a luminous appearance resulting from this.


any luminous radiation emitted from a substance after the removal of the exciting agent.
In MY words: Something glowing that isn’t using heat or electricity.

Say What #7 – Coagulated

Source: The Old Man and the Sea By: Ernest Hemingway Page 52

Quote:”But it coagulated and dried before it reached his chin.”

In THEIR words:


to change from a fluid into a thickened mass; curdle; congeal:

Let the pudding stand two hours until it coagulates.


Biology. (of blood) to form a clot.


Physical Chemistry. (of colloidal particles) to flocculate or cause to flocculate by adding an electrolyte to an electrostatic colloid.
In MY words: To bunch up or gather into groups

Say What #6 – Ineffectual

Source: The Old Man and the Sea By: Ernest Hemingway Page 34

Context: He watched the flying fish burst out again and again and the Ineffectual movements of the bird.

In THEIR words:


not effectual; without satisfactory or decisive effect:

an ineffectual remedy.


unavailing; futile:

His efforts to sell the house were ineffectual.


powerless; impotent.

In MY words: It did nothing or it didn’t help.

Deep Thinker #5

Source: The Old Man and the Sea By:Ernest Hemingway Page 24

Quote/Context: “He* rolled his trousers up to make a pillow, putting the newspaper inside them. He rolled himself in the blanket and slept on the other old newspapers that covered the springs of the bed. He was asleep in a short time and he dreamed of Africa when he was a boy and the long golden beaches and the white beaches, so white they hurt your eyes, and the high capes and the great brown mountains.”

This Makes Me Think: The poverty in Havana must have been pretty bad to be living like this. The Old Man (Santiago) however, does not think of his poor dirty life, he dreams of his childhood in Africa and how great it was. He stays happy and the boy helps him survive through his oppression through bringing him food, toiletries, and helping him bring his gear back from his boat from fishing. It’s kind of heart melting.